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Things to do in Cary

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Movie Theater
“If you're going to see that blockbuster movie, go to see it here at Park West in the PDX Cinema (huge screen). It costs a bit more $12 (Tuesdays are $8!!), but the seats are the best ever and the screen is insane. Sit right up front on the ground level, it's the best... There are a few restaurants around as well. Which which, a great sandwich place, is right next door.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best chicken and waffles. Homemade biscuits and jam. Great local haunt for a southern flair and even counter eating diner style. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Friendly staff and inviting atmosphere. Full service bar and the kitchen is open late with the full menu! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Nice local park for walks. Very dog friendly. Great hills so you can get your heart rate up. Wear bug spray if you go on the lower end.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“A bit of a drive to get here but a wide array of trails and ties into the Greenway Trails that link a large portion of the Triangle area together.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Movie Theater
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It’s a fav of mine in KY and they have it here ! About 20 min away by Trader Joe’s ! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“Fabulous views, wonderful food, unforgettable Spa experience,great service.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“PHENOMENAL BBQ!!!! - Voted the best in the state for 2015! - Best of all - it is cheap and the portions are beyond generous! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is truly authentic Chinese cuisine! It's not a buffet like all the other garden variety Chinese restaurants in Raleigh, but serves the type of cooking that you would only find in NY or San Francisco. Great restaurant all the way around.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our Favorite! Farm to fork. Great food, service and atmosphere! Best Restaurant downtown! www.theprovincialapex.com ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Popular choice for a gourmet wood fired pizza, also offering beer and wine. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great Food a family owned restaurant. Academy Street Bistro 200 South Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you want an awesome French Bakery you do not have to go far. Known throughout the Triangle as one of the best bakeries with awesome sandwiches.”
  • 4 locals recommend