Wake Forest, N.C.

30 minutes from downtown Raleigh

Shop at The Cotton Company or the N.C. Specialty Shops, where you make your own gift basket of Tarheel souvenirs. Stroll through other shops and art galleries dotting the 100-year-old town's historic downtown commercial district. Grab a bite to eat and shop at Sugar Magnolia Cafe or grab a hot dog at Shorty's Famous Hot Dogs, a family-owned business since 1916. Visit The Wake Forest Historical Museum and the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (which was the Wake Forest College campus before that school moved to Winston-Salem in the fifties). For the sports enthusiast, The Factory offers ice rinks, a skate park, indoor soccer, an inflatable playground, miniature golf and go-carts–while Heritage Golf Club offers the best in play any time of the year.

Photo: ©Julie Shuey 

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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