Raleigh, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Climate & Best time to visit Raleigh

Climate in Raleigh:

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Best time to visit Raleigh:

Spring (March to May):

  • Spring is a delightful time to visit North Carolina. The weather gradually warms up, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). This is an ideal season for outdoor activities such as hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and enjoying the blooming azaleas and dogwoods. Spring also offers opportunities for water sports along the coast.

Summer (June to August):

  • Summer is a popular time for visitors to North Carolina, especially along the coast. The weather is warm and sunny, with daytime temperatures often in the 80s and 90s Fahrenheit (27-37°C). This is the best time for beach vacations in places like the Outer Banks and Wilmington, as well as outdoor adventures in the state's parks and forests. Summer is also ideal for attending outdoor festivals and enjoying the vibrant nightlife in cities like Asheville.

Fall (September to November):

  • Fall is a favorite time for many visitors to North Carolina. The weather remains pleasant, with daytime temperatures ranging from the 60s to 70s Fahrenheit (15-26°C). The fall foliage in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian region turns into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, making it ideal for scenic drives, hiking, and apple picking. Fall is also great for attending harvest festivals and exploring charming mountain towns.

Winter (December to February):

  • Winter in North Carolina varies by region. In the coastal areas, the weather remains relatively mild, with daytime temperatures often in the 50s and 60s Fahrenheit (10-21°C). In the mountainous regions, you can experience winter sports like skiing and snowboarding, with daytime temperatures often in the 20s and 30s Fahrenheit (-6 to 4°C). The holiday season brings festive events and decorations.

Note on Asheville:

  • Asheville is a popular destination in North Carolina, known for its art scene, breweries, and the Biltmore Estate. It's a year-round destination with diverse offerings, including outdoor activities in the surrounding mountains.

Note on Outer Banks:

  • The Outer Banks are a popular beach destination. Summer is the peak season for beach vacations, but spring and fall offer milder weather and fewer crowds.

Money & Prices

Currency in United States of America:

U.S. dollar (USD)

How expensive is a trip to Raleigh?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
20.70 USD
Fast food meal:
11.85 USD
Mid-range meal:
43.77 USD
Bottle of water:
1.98 USD
Soft drink:
2.94 USD
5.53 USD
Local Beer:
6.47 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
2.36 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.71 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

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General information

United States of America general information:

Voltage: 120 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
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  • Type B (American 3-pin)

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