Tag - outdoor activities

The days are longer, the weather is warmer and the flowers are blooming—sure signs of spring in the Raleigh area! The perfect season to explore parks and gardens budding with colorful flowers, use this list to get out and enjoy sunshine and the beauty of the City of Oaks. WRAL Azalea Gardens...

30 Can't-Miss Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 9am by visitRaleigh

Raleigh, N.C., is a booming metropolis that offers a big city feel with Southern charm. It's a smart, modern-meets-historic destination that has a lot to offer and no matter what path you choose on your visit, we know you'll be energized by the fired-up cultural heartbeat fostered by...

Favorite Fall Hikes in Raleigh, N.C.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 9am by visitRaleigh

It's the most wonderful time of the year to explore the outdoors! Peak fall colors in the Raleigh area—lighting up greenways, parks and nature preserves—are generally expected from late October through mid- to late November. And while there are many places to see fall foliage in...
Whether it’s picking through a pumpkin patch, getting lost in a corn maze or taking a relaxing (or spooky!) hayride, you'll be falling for fall in the Raleigh area after taking part in these experiences! Ken’s Korny Corn Maze Get lost in a sea of corn as you take on Ken's...

30 Free Things to Do in Raleigh, N.C.

Thursday, September 07, 2023, 2pm by visitRaleigh

Explore what the Raleigh area has to offer without breaking the bank! Here are 30-plus free (or nearly free) experiences and attractions that can anchor any trip to the area. William B. Umstead State Park N.C.’s most visited state park maintains its status as a peaceful and affordable getaway
The state's first park to honor the African American struggle for freedom—plus powerful triumphs along the way—is now open in downtown Raleigh. An idea many years in the making, North Carolina Freedom Park is a one-acre site that offers inspiring words and a space for reflection....