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Courtesy Historic City Market

Key Info

214 East Martin Street

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Free, Neighborhood/Area, Shopping, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.0Atmosphere

Raleigh's City Market, which opened more than a century ago, is an ensemble of shops and boutiques, bars and restaurants, and it's a nice place to meander when the weather is nice. You'll come across everything from eateries like Vic's Ristorante Italiano to businesses like the Dogwood Collective, which sells local clothing brands. Last year, a seasonal farmers market had stalls at the market too, from the spring to the fall.

Recent visitors say that although the selection of shops is small and somewhat overpriced, the salespeople and restaurateurs are affable and their products are excellent.  

You'll find City Market just a few blocks from the North Carolina Museum of History on East Martin Street and in the cross-section of Person, Davie and South Blount streets. 

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