Welcome to This is Raleigh.

We’re Caroline and Craig, an Australian couple who are madly in love with the vibrancy of life in Raleigh.

After living in 5 countries and traveling to over 50, we chose the City of Oaks as our home.

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, our mission is to help you connect to the spirit of this community and share the best things to do in Raleigh, and the best places to eat, drink and play!

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living in Raleigh

There is so much to love about living in Raleigh! Here are reasons why we love it and some useful resources for those considering moving to Raleigh. 

Food + Drink in Raleigh

The food and drink scene in Raleigh has exploded over the past few years with its diversity and innovative flavors. Some of the best chefs in the country have bought with them a fusion of styles from traditional Southern to Asian street food and world-class Italian. 

Things to Do in Raleigh

From greenways to sparkling lakes, free museums to art galleries, and delicious food and beverages, we'll showcase the best things to do in Raleigh and surrounds. 


Trying to find the best places to stay in Raleigh? We frequently write accommodation reviews and research some of the best Raleigh hotels and Airbnb options for you. 


We love Raleigh's central location to so many amazing destinations and easy getaways. From the mountains to the beaches, and fun urban experiences. We can't wait to keep sharing what we discover. For now, here are a few favorites.