Prospective Students

Things to do in the Triangle


Downtown Raleigh: 

There are a ton of restaurants in the downtown area and many students that are here for years still have not tried them all. To find an exhaustive list, then please visit the Explore Here Website. The restaurants listed below are some of the plant pathology student favorties.


Flying Saucer: 328 W Morgan St Raleigh, NC (919) 821-7468

The Flying Saucer has a ton of beers on draght and excellent bar food. The soft prezels with cheese and mustard are highly recommended.

The Raleigh Times: 14 E Hargett St Raleigh, NC (919) 833-0999

Another good bar with a nice atmosphere. Good beer and good food. Their burger was rated as one of the best in Raleigh a few times.

Natty Greene’s: 505 W Jones St Raleigh, NC (919) 232-2477

A craft brewery with a large seating area both indoor and outdoors.

Tir na nog: 218 S Blount St Raleigh, NC (919) 833-7795

A popular Irish pub downtown that hosts many events with NC State like “Pints of Science,” in which experts of all fields come to talk about subjects of interest while people sit and have a cold one.


Casual Dining:

42nd St Oyster Bar:
The Pit:
Humble Pie:
Busy Bee:
Beasley’s Chicken and Honey:

Formal Dining:

18 Seaboard:
518 West Italian Cafe:
Cafe Luna:
Five Star:


Krispy Kreme:

Hot and ready and fresh off the assembly line. You can’t beat these doughnuts and they are open 24hrs a day.

The Cupcake Shoppe Bakery: 

Pretty good cupcakes if you don’t feel like baking any yourself. However, they are a little pricey.

Activities and Attractions

North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
William B. Umstead State Park
Capital Area Greenways
Lake Jordan
Farm Tours CFSA
Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena
Durham Bulls Baseball
Hopscotch Music Festival
NCSU Climbing Wall