Welcome to Downtown Raleigh—where the experience transcends expectation! Downtown is your source of culture, entertainment, and fun, offering a myriad of activities from casual to elegant dining at over 165 restaurants or bars; shopping at a variety of clothing, furniture or antique stores; browsing though more than a dozen art galleries, or dancing the night away at the newest "hot spot."
Visit our outstanding museums and historic State Capitol, experience a thrilling movie at IMAX, or take part in First Friday each month. Enjoy entertainment, dining, shopping, and the many other fun-filled events held throughout the year in the heart of the capital city.
Now it is easier than ever to get from one downtown venue to the next. Just take the R-LINE, an eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. This FREE circulator service features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to your downtown destination. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, so whether you’re a resident, employee or visitor, it’s a great new way to get around downtown. The next time you’re taking in downtown Raleigh, be sure to take the R-LINE!