Located just south of downtown, this area is one of the city’s most rapidly growing districts. With multiple parks, eateries and entertainment options, South Raleigh is the perfect place to spend a day during your visit.
Take a few hours to explore Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a 28-acre education, research and display garden with more than 23,000 unique plants from around the world. Visitors can also enjoy Historic Yates Mill County Park, a 174-acre wildlife park that features hiking trails, historic Yates Mill and the mill’s 24-acre pond.
Golfers can choose between three courses in South Raleigh: Eagle Ridge Golf Club, a 6,904-yard course designed by 1992 U.S. Open Champion Tom Kite; Raleigh Golf Association, one of Raleigh's oldest courses, with its 27 holes (18 that are open to the public); and 401 Par Golf, a nine-hole, par-three course that is great for beginners.
South Raleigh also has a variety of restaurants and retail offerings to keep visitors entertained. Electric Beanz Coffee Bar, a specialty coffee shop, offers fresh, locally-roasted espresso and coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and baked goods. For a taste of Raleigh’s cultural diversity, head to Caribbean Spice. This South Raleigh-staple serves authentic Caribbean cuisine with an extra helping of positive vibes. Tripps Restaurant and Goodberry’s Frozen Custard are also South Raleigh favorites.