Free Things To Do

There are plenty of free things to do in Raleigh (or cheap) including awesome museums, lakes and parks, greenways for hiking, markets, gardens, and more!

 

The Sycamore Trail, Umstead State Park, Raleigh

Hiking the 7 Mile Sycamore Trail: Umstead State Park, Raleigh

We love that William B Umstead State Park is only a 15-minute drive from downtown ...
Duke Gardens, Durham

A Guide to Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham (30 minutes from Raleigh) 

We recently spent a few hours on a beautiful spring day walking through the gorgeous ...
Pullen Park, Raleigh

17 Wonderful Parks in Raleigh, NC, to get to know Raleigh

We are lucky to have many excellent parks in Raleigh, and a great way to ...
Lake Lynn Trail, Raleigh, North Carolina

12 Kid-Friendly Trails in Raleigh (walk or bike)

One of our favorite things about living in Raleigh with kids is having access to ...
Bond Park, Cary, NC

Don’t Miss the 2-Mile Lake Walk at Bond Park, Cary

I’ve said it many times, one of our favorite things about living in the Raleigh ...
Dorothea Dix Park sunflowers, Raleigh, NC

Don’t Miss These Sunflower Fields in Raleigh

The dial has been turned up on the summer heat and the sunflower fields in ...
Lake Raleigh, North Carolina

Lake Raleigh: A Hidden Gem

Talk about a hidden gem. It took us 6 years of living in Raleigh before ...
Lake Lynn Trail, Raleigh, North Carolina

A Must Do For Nature Lovers: Lake Lynn Trail in North Raleigh

If you're looking for some solitude and to stretch your legs on one of the ...
Historic Yates Mill County Park, Raleigh

Visit Historic Yates Mill County Park for Tranquility & History

I have no idea why it took us 8+ years of living in Raleigh for ...
Pullen Park carousel, Raleigh

Pullen Park Raleigh: Classic Fun For Kids!

Pullen Park has special memories for us. We would take our eldest daughter, Kalyra, there ...
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