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Where to Take Out-Of-Town Guests in Raleigh

Wondering where to take out-of-town guests in Raleigh to introduce them to the personality of the city? I can help! This is one of the most common requests from my social media followers and my favorite to answer. Whether you're just looking to show your guests a good...

Lake Lure: How to Enjoy this Serene Lake Town in NC

Lake Lure is a mountain town in North Carolina that is a favorite vacation destination due to its lush beauty, adventure, and film debuts. Whether you plan to take a boat out on the water, hike in neighboring Chimney Rock, or eat a relaxing meal with a view of the...

Favorite Menu Items at Southern Craft Sandwiches

Southern Craft Sandwiches is our go to stop for sandwiches in North Raleigh and we think it should be yours too! Being a picky kid growing up, my go to restaurant order was a classic all-American cheeseburger. As I got older, I worked for a sandwich shop and my...

Hi, I am Megan.

CHIEF CURATOR / TASTER / EXPLORER

As the proud founder of NC Eat & Play, I want to welcome you to our community. I created this space to help locals discover great food and activities for sensible budgets and everyday play. I’m proud to serve as a Chief Curator and influencer for North Carolinians, where every day, my team and I highlight and celebrate local businesses and establishments in North Carolina.

Like many, I consider my home the center of everything. I live in the greater Raleigh area where many of the food and play stories are naturally covered, but not all. I have a large audience following us from all over the state, and I participate in covering cities and towns far in wide as much as possible.

“We wholeheartedly want to inspire others to live abundantly local and enjoy all the riches of North Carolina.” – Megan Nichols

Megan, founder of NC Eat & Play
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Guide to Wrightsville Beach (Where to Eat, Stay, + Play!)

Guide to Wrightsville Beach (Where to Eat, Stay, + Play!)

Wrightsville Beach is a walkable beach town in North Carolina that breathes life into all those who visit it. Wrightsville is the beach with the shortest travel time from many areas of the state, including Raleigh. That and its proximity to UNCW make it a popular...

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A Guide to the NC State Fair

A Guide to the NC State Fair

The NC State Fair is an iconic event that is treated like a holiday in North Carolina, bringing joy and excitement to the state for almost two weeks every year since 1853. Presented by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and sponsored by various businesses,...

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Guide to Wrightsville Beach (Where to Eat, Stay, + Play!)

Guide to Wrightsville Beach (Where to Eat, Stay, + Play!)

Wrightsville Beach is a walkable beach town in North Carolina that breathes life into all those who visit it. Wrightsville is the beach with the shortest travel time from many areas of the state, including Raleigh. That and its proximity to UNCW make it a popular...

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Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

Lake Gaston: A Great Vacation Destination

I (Harrison) would argue that the lakes are some of the best parts of living in North Carolina, with Lake Gaston being my favorite. Even though there were a few lakes around me growing up, my family always made the one-hour drive from Raleigh to Lake Gaston to get our...

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