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Category - Sports & Recreation

Note: This article was first published in Nov. 2017. This incredible piece of art has been kept in immaculate condition and is worth the hike! A brand new, functional piece of art awaits visitors inside William B. Umstead State Park. A fallen red oak tree—approximately 25 feet long and...
Hello, February! The shortest month of the year means there's no time to waste—we've got hockey games, hot chocolate dates and romantic getaways that can no longer wait! 14 fun date ideas Tucked into 12 acres of woodlands overlooking a three-acre lake in Cary, N.C., a world-class...
Who's ready for a Raleigh road trip? Summer may be hitting its final stretch but festival season is just getting ready to peak this month in the City of Oaks! In a destination known for sprawling, rocking, community-wide festivals, the month of Sept. is the crown jewel. Raleigh M.A.I.N. Events

Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.: August 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 6am by visitRaleigh

Summer is in full swing in Raleigh, N.C.—there's still tons of fun to be had in the City of Oaks while the days are long and the weather is warm. There's plenty of time to plan for a weekend road trip, too, and Aug. won't let you down! The month ahead is filled with baseball...
Important update, June 2018: The sunflower fields are currently blooming in Dorothea Dix Park, likely in bloom from approximately July 1 through July 21. Here's how to find them! The Neuse River Greenway Trail is still worth exploring for any fan of the outdoors—read our guide to...

Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.: July 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 6am by visitRaleigh

Showstopping Fireworks Hello, summer! We can hardly contain our excitement—there are so many fun ways to enjoy the longer days and extra sunshine we get during these warm-weather months. Throw in some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, Independence Day celebrations plus a few extra vacation days....
Welcoming Summer Hello, summer! June is an incredible time to visit Raleigh, N.C., with tons of opportunities to do, see and explore more in the City of Oaks than ever. Our best advice? Use these long days and warm weather to the fullest by getting outdoors and staying active! For starters, you
Raleigh, N.C., offers up fun (and a few especially unique) ways for you to get active when you visit. From climbing the highest indoor rock wall in a five-state radius to exploring scenic area greenways to riding at a five-time X Games gold medalist's world-class biking and skateboarding...
Long referred to as a "city in a park," Raleigh, N.C., offers more than 170 miles of hiking and greenway trails for energizing exploration and the best views of the area's natural scenery. Allow us to take you on a visual tour of local favorites, and if you're feeling inspired,...