If you have kids along you should definitely go - 5 min drive ! Paddleboats, glass enclosed carousel, walking trails, pavilions, snack stands, pond, etc. It's a nice place for anyone!
Founded in 1887 Pullen Park is the first public park in North Carolina, 5th oldest operating amusement park in the U.S. and 16th oldest in the world. Rent a pedalboat or ride the historic carousel. Playground for kids.
This park is so beautiful! It is over 66 acres with picnic areas, concessions stands, a carousel, train, kiddie boats and pedal boats are available for rent seasonally in the parks large pond.
This park is absolutely amazing. Giant playground, train ride, carousel, paddle boats, small boats. Kids love it here.
Great for picnic, rides for children, rental shelters for events. Has a YMCA pool. Public tennis court.
Paddle Boating, park scene, close to NC State University, and downtown, relaxing.
“the Museum of Natural Sciences is a must-see in Raleigh. I have taken my boys there for eight years and they never Tire of it. it is a full day adventure to include exhibits, activities, 3D movies and get shots. there are two cafes separate floors to satisfy hunger while enjoying the museum”
“A great place to play or relax and watch an IMAX movie. Our kids love this place!”
“The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh serves the people of North Carolina and all visitors as a top destination for compelling encounters with art, inside and out. A stunning permanent collection, and high-profile traveling exhibitions come through here. The sculpture garden is vast and modern. If you are lucky enough to be here in summer, their summer music series is contemporary, bustling, and the setting is gorgeous. Bring a picnic. If you plan to imbibe, buy your alcohol there, they don’t let you haul it in. ”
“Go shopping and dining at one of the nicest outdoor shopping areas in the city.”