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!

 

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Learn about the History + Future of Dorothea Dix Park (on a FREE guided walking tour)

Did you know that Dorothea Dix Park runs free guided walking tours every second Saturday ...
Mother and daughter taking pictures at the sunflower field.

Don’t Miss These Sunflower Fields in Raleigh

The dial has been turned up on the summer heat and the sunflower fields in ...
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Why Lake Johnson Is Our Favorite Lake In Raleigh (Walk, Kayak, Relax)

When we first moved to Raleigh back in 2004, we lived right on Lake Johnson ...
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Don’t Miss The Bond Lake Park Loop Trail

I’ve said it many times, one of our favorite things about living in the Raleigh ...
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Don’t Miss Bond Lake Walk at Fred G Bond Metro Park, Cary

I’ve said it many times, one of our favorite things about living in the Raleigh ...
Illuminate Art Walk in downtown Raleigh. They are illuminated art light sculptures

Illuminate Art Walk 2022 – A Downtown Raleigh Holiday Tradition

The Illuminate Art Walk in downtown Raleigh began during a tough period, the isolation year ...
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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 ...
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Lake Raleigh: A Hidden Gem

Talk about a hidden gem. It took us 6 years of living in Raleigh before ...
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