Top 10 Things To Do in Raleigh
1. Pullen Park
This beautiful 66 acre public park has something for everyone. There are bumper boats, carousels, trains, playgrounds and many trails to hike around. There are also shaded areas and benches where you can sit, relax and soak in some of the best of Raleigh.
2. City Market
Built in 1914, the City Market was and still is a thriving area. You can go there to dine, hit up the bars or cafes, glance at the art or even find something special at the boutiques. The City Market will give you the old and the new perfectly combined!
3. Adventure Hunt Raleigh
A fun and adventurous modern-day treasure hunt you can enter as many times as you want! You’ll be adventuring all over Raleigh and the surrounding areas solving clues that will have you exploring the city, including spots you likely haven't explored before! It only costs $10 and every time you finish, you will get $5 to the Adventure Hunt Store and be entered to win a FREE TRIP TO PANAMA! You can enter on your own, with a date or with a group of friends. No matter how many people you are with, you will have a blast!
4. North Carolina State Capitol
Completed in 1840, the North Carolina State Capitol shows off the Greek Revival Style in all its beauty. Located on Capitol Square right in the heart of downtown Raleigh, you can go inside on a guided tour or walk around the beautiful grounds outside.
5. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the oldest museum in North Carolina which makes it that much more amazing to see. You can see dinosaurs, whale skeletons and live animals up close. There are multiple hands-on activities you can get involved in and you can even learn from scientists while sitting in the center of the earth!
6. Videri Chocolate Factory
Who doesn’t love chocolate? And what better way to learn about in than in a factory where you can purchase some of its unparalleled taste after! Videri Chocolate Factory allows you to learn all about the chocolate making process while watching it happen. It is mesmerizing for all ages!
7. North Carolina Museum of Art
Boasting one of the only Museum Parks, North Carolina Museum of Art is stunning. You can view many different paintings from different cultures indoor, enjoy a performance in the outdoor amphitheatre and finish the day off with a stroll through the 160 acres of trails containing different and fun pieces of art!
8. PNC Arena
Looking for some entertainment? PNC Arena is your place! Whether you are wanting basketball, hockey or a concert, you will find it here. This Summer Kevin Hart, Bon Jovi, Sugarland, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and so many more are coming!
9. Triangle Rock Club
This indoor rock climbing gym is a must-do. There are multiple climbing walls, multiple places to boulder, classes and even places to have your own private event!
10. William B. Umstead State Park
Nestled on over 5,500 acres, William B. Umstead State Park has it all. You can search out the 300+ year old trees, hike, bike and even horseback ride along the 32 miles of trails. Can’t finish it all in one day? No big deal since you can camp here too!