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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Don’t Miss The Shelley Lake Park Loop Trail

One of the reasons we love living in Raleigh is having access to so many ...
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3 Cool Trails at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve in Cary, NC

We did a quick search on our phone on Saturday afternoon for family-friendly nature trails ...
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Take a Tour of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Museum

Inside the NC Sports Hall of Fame Ok sports fans, who knew that Raleigh was ...
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Illuminate Art Walk – A Downtown Raleigh Holiday Event

It's been a tough, isolated year, and hopes for a more connected festive celebration with ...
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Biking the Art to Heart Trail (NC Museum of Art – Downtown Raleigh)

If you love exploring different areas of Raleigh on bike rides and greenway trails, we ...
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences – Raleigh’s Best Museum

Let me start by saying we're not big museum people and typically avoid them when ...
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Hiking Sal’s Branch Trail in Umstead State Park (good for all levels)

When you visit Raleigh (or live in Raleigh) and love nature trails through the forest, ...
Best fly fishing in North Carolina

Best Spots For Fly Fishing In North Carolina (+what flies to bring)

Today our blogging friend Nick from Canada is sharing his tips on where to find ...
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Why Lake Johnson Is Our Favorite Lake In Raleigh (walk, kayak, relax)

When we first moved to Raleigh in 2004 we lived right on Lake Johnson Park ...
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37 Free Things To Do In Raleigh, NC (or on the cheap)

Looking for tips on free things to do in Raleigh? Or things to do on ...
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