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Guidebook for Raleigh

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Guidebook for Raleigh

Parks & Nature
Lake Johnson has 3 miles of walking and running trails around it. They also have boat rentals and fishing.
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locals recommend
Lake Johnson
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locals recommend
Lake Johnson has 3 miles of walking and running trails around it. They also have boat rentals and fishing.
Great place to take the kids. They have a train ride, play ground, walking trails, and restored carousel.
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locals recommend
Pullen Park
408 Ashe Ave
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locals recommend
Great place to take the kids. They have a train ride, play ground, walking trails, and restored carousel.
Hiking trials, boat launch, fishing
Lake Wheeler Road
Hiking trials, boat launch, fishing
Do you love plants & nature? This great arboretum is very close by (2 miles away).
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locals recommend
JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
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locals recommend
Do you love plants & nature? This great arboretum is very close by (2 miles away).
Hikers, trail runners, bicyclists and equestrians cherish the extensive network of hiking and multi-use trails at William B. Umstead State Park. Trailheads on both sides of the park—accessible from Interstate 40 and US 70—surround three manmade lakes. The largest is Big Lake, offering canoe and rowboat rentals. Fishing is welcome at all the lakes and connecting tributaries. At both access areas, picnic grounds surround shelters with fireplaces that can be reserved. For organizations and nonprofit groups, primitive group campsites are available as well as two group camps with cabins, mess halls, and washhouses. Historic Maple Hill Lodge can be reserved for overnight group gatherings.
William B. Umstead State Park
2100 N Harrison Ave
Hikers, trail runners, bicyclists and equestrians cherish the extensive network of hiking and multi-use trails at William B. Umstead State Park. Trailheads on both sides of the park—accessible from Interstate 40 and US 70—surround three manmade lakes. The largest is Big Lake, offering canoe and rowboat rentals. Fishing is welcome at all the lakes and connecting tributaries. At both access areas, picnic grounds surround shelters with fireplaces that can be reserved. For organizations and nonprofit groups, primitive group campsites are available as well as two group camps with cabins, mess halls, and washhouses. Historic Maple Hill Lodge can be reserved for overnight group gatherings.
Drinks & Nightlife
Great place for dancing, food and drinking!
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locals recommend
Solas
419 Glenwood Avenue
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locals recommend
Great place for dancing, food and drinking!
This is not my thing but I'm taking it from the web and many of the bars are with in walking distance in the Glenwood south area. "Alchemy fuses the appeal of a lavish patio bar outside and a high-energy nightclub on the interior. Setting the stage for the ultimate nightlife experience, Alchemy features a variety of music formats during It's three weekly nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday including two full-service bars and wide selection of craft beers."
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locals recommend
Alchemy
606 Glenwood Ave
6
locals recommend
This is not my thing but I'm taking it from the web and many of the bars are with in walking distance in the Glenwood south area. "Alchemy fuses the appeal of a lavish patio bar outside and a high-energy nightclub on the interior. Setting the stage for the ultimate nightlife experience, Alchemy features a variety of music formats during It's three weekly nights, Thursday, Friday and Saturday including two full-service bars and wide selection of craft beers."
Not my scene any more but the pics make me think it's a pretty diverse crowd that hangs there.
Mosaic Wine Lounge
517 West Jones Street
Not my scene any more but the pics make me think it's a pretty diverse crowd that hangs there.
Never been here but the reviews look great and it looks like fun!
Raleigh Room Escapes, LLC
1500 Brookside Dr
Never been here but the reviews look great and it looks like fun!
Shopping
Tons of restaurants, stores, parking all within 4.5 miles away. I love Sugarland for cupcakes and confections, Penzeys for spices, and Nadeau for eclectic furniture.
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locals recommend
Cameron Village
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locals recommend
Tons of restaurants, stores, parking all within 4.5 miles away. I love Sugarland for cupcakes and confections, Penzeys for spices, and Nadeau for eclectic furniture.
Very nice BIG typical mall.
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locals recommend
Crabtree Valley Mall
4325 Glenwood Avenue
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locals recommend
Very nice BIG typical mall.
Newest really big mall. They have a Nordstroms there.
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locals recommend
The Streets at Southpoint
6910 Fayetteville Road
13
locals recommend
Newest really big mall. They have a Nordstroms there.
This is a really GREAT farmers market with an amazing array of vegetables, flowers, baked goods, ect. Depending on the time of year you can find Christmas trees, pumkins & gords, plants for your garden and more. Plus it's only 3 miles away!
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locals recommend
State Farmers Market Restaurant
1240 Farmers Market Dr
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locals recommend
This is a really GREAT farmers market with an amazing array of vegetables, flowers, baked goods, ect. Depending on the time of year you can find Christmas trees, pumkins & gords, plants for your garden and more. Plus it's only 3 miles away!
Essentials
Less than 1 mile away so it's very walkable.
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locals recommend
Food Lion
3415 Avent Ferry Road
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locals recommend
Less than 1 mile away so it's very walkable.
Not only a great grocery store but they have a HUGE buffet day & night. It's only 2.5 miles away.
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locals recommend
Whole Foods Market
3540 Wade Avenue
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locals recommend
Not only a great grocery store but they have a HUGE buffet day & night. It's only 2.5 miles away.
Arts & Culture
This is a great art museum with indoor exhibits and great outdoor exhibits and walking trials as well. Plus its free except for special exhibits.
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locals recommend
North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
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locals recommend
This is a great art museum with indoor exhibits and great outdoor exhibits and walking trials as well. Plus its free except for special exhibits.
Nice natural history museum with dinosaur and whale skeletons!
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locals recommend
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
80
locals recommend
Nice natural history museum with dinosaur and whale skeletons!
This is a cool kids museum in down town Raleigh. There are many cool dining places within walking distance but I'm not sure how kid friendly they are.
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locals recommend
Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St
33
locals recommend
This is a cool kids museum in down town Raleigh. There are many cool dining places within walking distance but I'm not sure how kid friendly they are.
Everything Else
This library is in the center of NCSU Centenial campus and is 2 miles away. The $115 million facility opened in January 2013 and is best known for its architecture and technological integration, including a large robotic book storage and retrieval system which houses most of the university's engineering, textiles, and hard sciences collections.
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locals recommend
James B. Hunt Jr. Library
1070 Partners Way
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locals recommend
This library is in the center of NCSU Centenial campus and is 2 miles away. The $115 million facility opened in January 2013 and is best known for its architecture and technological integration, including a large robotic book storage and retrieval system which houses most of the university's engineering, textiles, and hard sciences collections.
Entertainment & Activities
Not only is this a small intimate theater but behind it is an amazing public rose garden!
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locals recommend
Raleigh Little Theatre
301 Pogue Street
6
locals recommend
Not only is this a small intimate theater but behind it is an amazing public rose garden!