Tag - recreation

Note: This article was first published in November 2017. This incredible piece of art has been kept in immaculate condition and is worth the hike! A gorgeous, functional piece of art awaits visitors inside William B. Umstead State Park. A fallen red oak tree—approximately 25 feet long and...
Fall is here! Show of hands—who's enjoying falling leaves, cooler weather, tailgating parties, museum exploring and all pumpkin everything? We've had big plans for these cooler months in Raleigh, N.C.! To keep you busy during this gorgeous time of year, we've put together this...

Favorite Fall Hikes in Raleigh, N.C.

Friday, October 21, 2022, 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 beginning to set in (generally expected from late October through mid- to late November). And while there are many places to...

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

Wednesday, October 05, 2022, 9am 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

Can't-Miss Signature Experiences in Raleigh, N.C.

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

Dive deep into Raleigh, N.C., by adding a People-First Tourism Experience to your travel itinerary. As a carefully curated collection of tours and hands-on encounters, People-First Experiences offer “backstage” exploration of the Raleigh area alongside the locals who call this unique...
The great outdoors are still great . That statement rings true in the Raleigh area more than ever right now as the area's parks, greenways, lakes, favorite hammock spots and other outdoor spaces have been a welcome escape from homes, office buildings, cars and crowds over the past couple of...