If you enjoy exploring museums, delving into local history and learning something new every day, then you’re probably the Greater Raleigh visitor known as a lifelong learner. The perfect day for a lifelong learner is anything but boring, as you’ll soon find out by exploring the following options.
Start out your morning by educating yourself on all of the activities you can enjoy by heading over to the Visitor Information Center next to the Raleigh Convention Center. You’ll get to enjoy the Cree Shimmer Wall and its dazzling light displays while grabbing a few brochures and a Visitor’s Guide.
While downtown, venture over to the Raleigh City Museum to learn about the rich history of North Carolina’s state capital. You can also tour the N.C. Executive Mansion (by appointment), the historic Oakwood Cemetery and the N.C. State Capitol.
After you’ve had your fill of downtown Raleigh, pack a delicious picnic lunch with food from local farmer’s markets and head on over to Historic Yates Mill County Park. Here, you’ll find a fully-operable 1756 gristmill that still grinds corn throughout the year.
Once you’ve gotten your fill of the outdoors, head back downtown to take a Triangle Segway tour, a motorized tour that will teach you all about local historic sites. You can also venture to the neighboring towns of Wake Forest and Apex and stroll through the smaller historic downtowns. Finish up your day with a delicious meal at any number of local restaurants with history and charm, and you’ve had yourself a wonderful, lifelong learner day.