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Make the most of Raleigh’s longest day

Enjoy the most of what the Triangle has to offer during the longest day of 2024.

Raleigh's skyline.

The City of Oaks is ready to be explored for an even longer day.

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The longest day of the year has arrived, and we want to help you make it count by filling it with local gems to help the day feel extraordinary. Here’s what we suggest for you throughout the day:


  • Watch the sunrise from Lake Johnson Park.
  • Get your morning fuel from your favorite or explore a new option for coffee.
  • Grab a bite to eat at The Flying Biscuit or another local favorite.


  • Enjoy a moment of peace + quiet in our City of Oaks.
  • Have lunch for less than $12 — solo or in good company.
  • Take in the downtown scenery with a stroll + enjoy murals.


  • Have a cocktail at Watts & Ward or another creative cocktaila Green Tea cocktail is a must.
  • Have an outside dinner on a patio with a great view.
  • Watch the sunset from a rooftop.
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