Raleigh is known as the City of Oaks and is home to North Caroline State University, Meredith College, among many other institutions. It's easy access to Duke University, UNC of Chapel Hill and RDU Airport, In the heart of Raleigh, you can find many upscale restaurants with James Beard-nominated chefs, as well as "downhome cooking" restaurants. Morgan Street Food Hall boasts over 10 restaurants. Take your pick. Museums are a central part of the culture of Raleigh. Visit Dorthea Dixs Park for events, Pullen Park for a picnic or train ride, and be sure to visit the NC State Fair - one of the best in the southeast.