25 FAVORITE THINGS TO DO IN RALEIGH, NC (OUR LOCALS GUIDE)
Where is Raleigh, NC?
Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and the second-largest city in the state after Charlotte. Known as the City of Oaks for its abundant oak trees lining the streets, it also has the ubiquitous pine trees filling its parks and forest and bordering lakes.
Lake Johnson Nature Park
Lake Johnson Park comprises more than 300-acres of land surrounding the 150-acre lake. There’s a lovely paved three-mile greenway loop walk around the lake, plus a separate two miles of unpaved trail.
Dorethea Dix Park
Black Mountain has been ranked as the “Prettiest Small Town in America” on a Tripadvisor poll.
Live Music at an Outdoor Venue
My favorite outdoor music venue in Raleigh is Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary.
As we wandered around the gardens of Biltmore estate we were able to see many of the colorful glass sculptures on exhibit by American artist Dale Chihuly. (we visited his museum and saw more stunning work in Seattle)
DON'T MISS OUR FUN ADVENTURE AT RALEIGH, NC