Having Fun in Raleigh
Did you and your family just make the move to Raleigh, North Carolina? We will start by saying, welcome to North Carolina! You’ve made a great decision, North Carolinas is full of great cities for you to raise your family, and Raleigh is one of them. Of course you need to know what you can do with your free time so here are 5 Fun Activities to Do When You Move to Raleigh.
Neuse River Trail
Everyone enjoys a nice walk or bike ride during the warm months of spring and summer, gather the family and go on a group walk through Neuse River Trail. The route passes through different jurisdictions such as Raleigh, Wake Forest, Knightdale, and a few more. The trail also splits off into seven different sections, some of which are parks like Horseshoe Farm Park, Buffaloe Road Athletic Park , and Anderson Point Park. This will make for a great family adventure, just be sure to be pack some essentials as it is a long trail that stretches over 30 miles.
Are you a big football fan? Well if you are, you’re in luck, Raleigh is home to the North Carolina State Wolfpack, who play their home football games at Carter-Finley Stadium which holds 60,000 fans. A Saturday afternoon game in this stadium should definitely be on your bucket list, especially if they are taking on one of their conference rivals Clemson Tigers, Duke Blue Devils, East Carolina Pirates, North Carolina Tar Heels, or Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Frankie’s Fun Park
This is a great way to spend a day with the family. Frankie’s Fun Park is perfect for the family that has a tough time agreeing (which is every family) because there is something for everyone. The family could take park in mini-golf, laser-tag, go-karts, and much more. This should be high on your list as one of the fun activities to do when you move to Raleigh.
Looking for a place to go for a nice family picnic and spend the day? Pullen Park is your destination. The park is over 66 acres of public park and is right next to the campus of NC State University. Once you arrive in the park you can settle in one of the many picnic areas, or let your hair blow in the wind with one of the small rides such as the carousel or train. The park also has a large pond and you can rent pedal boats for a nice, relaxing time on the water.
Hockey fans should definitely be familiar with this venue as it hosts the Carolina Hurricanes who most recently won NHL’s Stanley Cup in the 2005-06 season. PNC Arena is also home for the NC State Wolfpack basketball team who have seen a lot of success in the past few years as they play in one of the most competitive conferences in college basketball. PNC arena also hosts many major concerts. Do you have any suggestions of fun activities to do when you move to Raleigh? Let us and the new residents of Raleigh know in the comments section below!