When it’s time to move from Raleigh, NC, saying goodbye is bittersweet. You have the excitement of your new endeavor, but there’s so much to do right here! Make your move a little easier by making sure you haven’t missed these favorite Raleigh hotspots. Put on your team T-shirt and be a tourist in your hometown—visit all these favorites before you move.
1. See Contemporary and Local Art Before You Move from Raleigh, NC
In the Raleigh warehouse district, find the Contemporary Art Museum, full of new and emerging art and design. The museum offers programs for students and the community as well as multimedia and traditional shows, openings, and tours. Up now: “Big, Bent Ears,” a film show about listening.
Or stroll through Raleigh’s First Friday Gallery Walk. The first Friday of each month, local galleries stay open late to host visitors and showcase local artists. Sip wine, hear live music and watch the show.
2. Step Outside the City of Raleigh into a Park Before You Move
For an outdoor adventure, take the kids to Pullen Park, North Carolina’s first public park. Ride a restored carousel, kiddie boats and a miniature train. Grownups will also enjoy the tennis courts, art center, picnic space, aquatics center and baseball fields.
In the middle of the Triangle, William B. Umstead State Park sprawls for 5,500 acres. Go for a gentle hike in nature or enjoy horseback riding, running, biking, boating, fishing, and camping here.
3. Indulge Your Sweet Tooth Before You Move from Raleigh
Take a tour to learn the steps of organic chocolate production at Videri Chocolate Factory in the warehouse district. Then visit the retail shop for a few fine bars and enjoy them on the patio. It’s BYOB, and wine pairs well with chocolate!
4. See Your Favorite Bands Before You Leave Raleigh
Lincoln Theatre hosts some great national bands as well as local artists, and the tiered space means you can see the stage and dance, too. You can see bigger shows at Walnut Creek Ampitheater—the outdoor venue seats 20,000. Take a last look at your favorite artists before you leave town!
5. Try the Raleigh Greenway for Transportation or Pleasure
If you’re trying to get to work or looking for an afternoon’s outdoor entertainment, try the Raleigh Greenway. It has more than 100 miles of public trails. If you haven’t tried it, access is easy from almost anywhere, and you can cycle, jog, or walk your dog.
6.Visit Raleigh’s Science Museum Before You Move
Space, art, dirt, wildlife—you’ll find something fascinating at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. It’s the biggest science museum in the Southeast and tells a lot about Tarheel natural history.
7. Take a Tour of Raleigh’s Best Craft Breweries
Get your friends together, rent a shuttle and visit the breweries that have been left off your list! Raleigh has a bundle of new microbreweries and you don’t want to miss any. Buy a six-pack or two to take along and show off at your new home.
8. Watch the Cowboys Ride Before You Move On from Raleigh
It’s all about the bull riding at Carousel Farms. Rodeo riders from far and wide gather on Tuesday nights for the show, announced by Carson Davis. Want to try it yourself? There’s a mechanical bull for rookies.
9. Drive a Go-Cart at Frankie’s Fun Park in Raleigh
Just for the fun of it, race one of the go-carts at Frankie’s Fun Park. Don’t like to drive? Frankie’s also offers mini-golf, laser tag, an arcade, a sky trail, and bumper boats. Pick a pretty day and just go.
10. See the North Carolina Symphony Before You Move from Raleigh, NC
See the NC Symphony at Meymandi concert Hall (at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts) if you can. Sound quality is great in the unique space and the symphony performs about 60 concerts a year. It’s a treat you’ll be happy to remember in your new city.
When you’re ready to move on from being a resident and a tourist in your hometown of Raleigh, call Few Moves Moving Company for help moving your belongings to your new place. We have all the licenses, insurance and experience needed to move you across town or across the country. To discuss your needs for your move from Raleigh, call Few Moves at (919) 999-6201, or request a free quote online.