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Address: Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 919 821 8023
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Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, this is a trendy...

Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, this is a trendy shopping and restaurant district located in Raleigh's historic section.

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Nice but needs to expand

Lovely blend of old and new. Plenty of restaurants, planners need to build upon the shops. Could have walked forever if there was more to see by way of galleries and shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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577 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maybe it was because it was winter when I visited but most of the place looked abandoned and none of the bars or restaurants looked as if you wanted to race into them with two or three having almost the same look

Thank pemblin
Temple Hills, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

go there for awesome produce and a great variety of fruits and vegetables they have stands in front of the main entrance it totally catches your eye

Thank Dymond C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

City Market......sometimes with limited hours on weekends..is a great place to buy fresh fruits & veggies from local farmers. You can also find things like hoop cheese, preserves, etc. The vendors are especially friendly. Go there & support our area farmers!

Thank traveltique
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

For most downtown is too far of a walk to get to a supermarket for fresh vegetables. City market solves that issue. Many places block of an area for a 'farmer's market' style street vending event on the weekend but what do we the rest of the time? You can't always buy for the week. City market can be it's... More 

Thank Wunrundun
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126 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were on a bus so were pressed for time. But tried to cover the market quickly. OK restrooms. Fruit and veggies displayed with eye appealing care. Restaurant in the 2nd building. Plants for sale besides fruit and veggies. But didn't need much sadly to say.

Thank Wagsix
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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377 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The market is interesting in that it is composed of some pop-up vendors, but also establishments that are open on a more regular basis. Make sure you go when all of the vendors will be there (weekend).

Thank Rachel C
Asheville, North Carolina
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105 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I love outdoor shopping and farmers markets. City market has great local foods and goods. So much to see, and bring cash for discounts from some sellers! You save them from credit card swipe fees so they reward you for it :-)

1 Thank babigyrl5
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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211 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I enjoy going here. Everytime I go have a great time. And great prices and good value merchandise here.It is clean.

Thank sophiedog729
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Lovely blend of old and new. Plenty of restaurants, planners need to build upon the shops. Could have walked forever if there was more to see by way of galleries and shops. Overall experience was pleasant.

Thank kaksherman
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The City Market in downtown Raleigh is small but a nice way to spend some time on a Saturday morning, BUT beware of the "Special" sales requiring a $5 entrance fee to the craft market before 11am. We decided to skip it since we are not crafts people. The produce market was large with a lot of nice produce. They... More 

6 Thank SteveFLNJ

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