Katharine's Raleigh Highlights

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Katharine's Raleigh Highlights

Parks, Outdoor, & Museums

The center has some short botanical paths and natural musings. Moreso, it is situated next to the closest Greenway path access to the house (1 mile away). The extensive paved walking & biking path system can be taken both east and west off State street for many miles.
Walnut Creek Wetland Center
950 Peterson St
The center has some short botanical paths and natural musings. Moreso, it is situated next to the closest Greenway path access to the house (1 mile away). The extensive paved walking & biking path system can be taken both east and west off State street for many miles.
An expansive park of mostly open fields and historic buildings, hosting outdoor exercise classes and special events such as star gazing, outdoor movies, and art/music immersion installations.
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Dorothea Dix Park
2105 Black Drive
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An expansive park of mostly open fields and historic buildings, hosting outdoor exercise classes and special events such as star gazing, outdoor movies, and art/music immersion installations.
I thoroughly enjoy this spot where an old decommissioned dam has returned the river to it's natural riffle state, accessable via this parking lot and the Greenway trail. There are sitting spots on sand on both sides of the river, unless water levels are too high. Great for sunning, and swimming, as just past the riffles are some shallows (I'd suggest water shoes as some folks fish here too). I've even seems people tubing down the riffles when waters are neither too low or too high. Additionally, the Greenway extends from here for many miles in both directions.
Milburnie Park - Neuse River Trail Parking
5428 Allen Drive
I thoroughly enjoy this spot where an old decommissioned dam has returned the river to it's natural riffle state, accessable via this parking lot and the Greenway trail. There are sitting spots on sand on both sides of the river, unless water levels are too high. Great for sunning, and swimming, as just past the riffles are some shallows (I'd suggest water shoes as some folks fish here too). I've even seems people tubing down the riffles when waters are neither too low or too high. Additionally, the Greenway extends from here for many miles in both directions.
Lake access to Falls Lake (reservoir). One can rent an inflatable stand up paddle board or inflatable kayak from a locker at the marathon gas station a few miles away via https://www.wakerack.com/ . There's also a pull off and grassy picnic/sunning area on the south west side of the bridge crossing- swimming likely tricky here bc of the drop off, but there's no boat traffic. There are a multitude of State Park beach accesses for swimming I'd suggest instead for ease. The lake area to the west of the bridge generally only used for paddlers or trolling motors. Areas east of the boat ramp have a lot of boat traffic. I've enjoyed the rentals and lake location very much.
Barton's Creek Boat Ramp
12900 Six Forks Road
Lake access to Falls Lake (reservoir). One can rent an inflatable stand up paddle board or inflatable kayak from a locker at the marathon gas station a few miles away via https://www.wakerack.com/ . There's also a pull off and grassy picnic/sunning area on the south west side of the bridge crossing- swimming likely tricky here bc of the drop off, but there's no boat traffic. There are a multitude of State Park beach accesses for swimming I'd suggest instead for ease. The lake area to the west of the bridge generally only used for paddlers or trolling motors. Areas east of the boat ramp have a lot of boat traffic. I've enjoyed the rentals and lake location very much.
Quite the network of multi-use paths in this large forested park between Raleigh and Durham. There are two main entrances, three man made reservoirs (one with canoe rentals), gravel roads, and dirt trails. My favorite is the 6 mile company mill trail accessed from this location, off Harrison Ave.
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William B Umstead State Park Road
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Quite the network of multi-use paths in this large forested park between Raleigh and Durham. There are two main entrances, three man made reservoirs (one with canoe rentals), gravel roads, and dirt trails. My favorite is the 6 mile company mill trail accessed from this location, off Harrison Ave.
This museum is sizeable with multiple galleries being free of charge and special exhibits for a fee. The museum also routinely has special outdoor and indoor events such as old time movie series, drawing competitions, and little festivals. The park grounds feature art installments, sitting areas, fields, wetland, and forest connected to the Greenway system (paved walking/biking paths). A great spot for a walk and picnic.
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North Carolina Museum of Art
2110 Blue Ridge Road
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This museum is sizeable with multiple galleries being free of charge and special exhibits for a fee. The museum also routinely has special outdoor and indoor events such as old time movie series, drawing competitions, and little festivals. The park grounds feature art installments, sitting areas, fields, wetland, and forest connected to the Greenway system (paved walking/biking paths). A great spot for a walk and picnic.
Flora Galore! take a stroll through the multitude of various gardens, picnic, or read a book under a lovely tree. Free of charge
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JC Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
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Flora Galore! take a stroll through the multitude of various gardens, picnic, or read a book under a lovely tree. Free of charge
An easily accessible park with picnic shelters, play grounds, about a mile - 1.5 mile circle path around an open field, and a small section of forested path along the lake. Down the street there's boat rentals during summer months.
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Lake Benson Park
921 Buffaloe Rd
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An easily accessible park with picnic shelters, play grounds, about a mile - 1.5 mile circle path around an open field, and a small section of forested path along the lake. Down the street there's boat rentals during summer months.
Less busy walking trails further out of town with White pines, uniquely growing in this small area outside of their normal higher elevation range
White Pines Nature Preserve
548 S Rocky River Rd
Less busy walking trails further out of town with White pines, uniquely growing in this small area outside of their normal higher elevation range
Pick up some goodies or just stroll the local scene. Super enjoyable during the fall harvest :)
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North Carolina State Farmers Public Market
1201 Agriculture St
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Pick up some goodies or just stroll the local scene. Super enjoyable during the fall harvest :)
You never know what you may find! many outdoor vendors and more permanent indoor stalls.
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Raleigh Flea Market
1025 Blue Ridge Road
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You never know what you may find! many outdoor vendors and more permanent indoor stalls.
Such a cool museum, free of charge. Specimens, rocks, live critters galore! There's plenty to take in here with three floors packed full of natural sciences centered on NC and the region.
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street
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Such a cool museum, free of charge. Specimens, rocks, live critters galore! There's plenty to take in here with three floors packed full of natural sciences centered on NC and the region.
A truly special place specifically for young folks
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Marbles Kids Museum
201 E Hargett St
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A truly special place specifically for young folks
Unique new age arts
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CAM Raleigh
409 West Martin Street
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Unique new age arts
Unique art collective- a cluster of studios in a variety of flavors
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Artspace
201 East Davie Street
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Unique art collective- a cluster of studios in a variety of flavors

Food Scene

Open, relaxed community feel with a variety of food and drink offerings, a bar, and indoor and outdoor dining. I find this spot to be chill and a great place to take a group, where there's something for everyone. The bagel place has Friday pizza nights & locals seafood is a favorite of mine. bonus: Burial brewery is in the same building with deeeelicious brews!
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Transfer Co. Food Hall
500 E Davie St
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Open, relaxed community feel with a variety of food and drink offerings, a bar, and indoor and outdoor dining. I find this spot to be chill and a great place to take a group, where there's something for everyone. The bagel place has Friday pizza nights & locals seafood is a favorite of mine. bonus: Burial brewery is in the same building with deeeelicious brews!
Southern fried (or broiled) seafood with hush puppies and fries or coleslaw. I thoroughly enjoy this no frills joint.
N.C. Seafood Restaurant at the Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture Street
Southern fried (or broiled) seafood with hush puppies and fries or coleslaw. I thoroughly enjoy this no frills joint.
Real tasty Szechuan style Chinese food
chuan cafe
2004 New Bern Avenue
Real tasty Szechuan style Chinese food
Vegan and Vegetarian great eats! love this place
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The Fiction Kitchen
428 South Dawson Street
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Vegan and Vegetarian great eats! love this place
sweet bite heaven & cafe drinks. mmm
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lucettegrace
235 South Salisbury Street
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sweet bite heaven & cafe drinks. mmm
My favorite nepali/indian restaurant
Himalayan Range Nepali Restaurant
910 NE Maynard Rd
My favorite nepali/indian restaurant
Favorite Italian, with gluten free offerings to boot.
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Bella Monica
3121 Edwards Mill Rd
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Favorite Italian, with gluten free offerings to boot.
no frills, tasty Thai cuisine
Thai Villa Restaurant
1319 Buck Jones Road
no frills, tasty Thai cuisine
Aladdin's Eatery North Hills
4209 Lassiter Mill Road
Lebanese goodness
Turkish & Mediterranean cuisine to tantalize the taste buds :D
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Bosphorus Restaurant
329 North Harrison Avenue
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Turkish & Mediterranean cuisine to tantalize the taste buds :D
Good down home bbq & southern cooking. note, they close early in the evening and at least used to take cash only.
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Clyde Cooper's Barbeque
327 South Wilmington Street
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Good down home bbq & southern cooking. note, they close early in the evening and at least used to take cash only.
Self explanatory and in a delightfully old small diner type building
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Ole Time Barbecue
6309 Hillsborough Street
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Self explanatory and in a delightfully old small diner type building
upscale Mexican and oh so good
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Centro
106 S Wilmington St
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upscale Mexican and oh so good
another food hall in town! this one is more hustle and bustle than transfer company, in tighter quarters and more vendors. many options to choose!
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Morgan Street Food Hall
411 W Morgan St
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another food hall in town! this one is more hustle and bustle than transfer company, in tighter quarters and more vendors. many options to choose!
The most authentic taco place around. Corn tortillas and juicy meat- you add the fixings from the topping bar.
Taqueria La Zacatecana
522 Village Court
The most authentic taco place around. Corn tortillas and juicy meat- you add the fixings from the topping bar.
Real good pizza and the beer isn't half bad either
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Trophy Brewing & Pizza
827 West Morgan Street
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Real good pizza and the beer isn't half bad either
After a fun taste test of 9 regional pizzas, this one had the best overall taste. Yum
Gumby's Pizza
2712 Hillsborough Street
After a fun taste test of 9 regional pizzas, this one had the best overall taste. Yum
Greek goodness
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Taverna Agora Greek Kitchen & Bar
326 Hillsborough St
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Greek goodness

Drinks & Nightlife

Jazz club? step back in time and enjoy a fancy cocktail with smooth tunes
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C.Grace
407 Glenwood Avenue
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Jazz club? step back in time and enjoy a fancy cocktail with smooth tunes
Antiquated trendy speak easy style bar with many rooms, bars, and outdoor area
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Watts & Ward
200 S Blount St
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Antiquated trendy speak easy style bar with many rooms, bars, and outdoor area
Chill dingy small-stage music venue and bar. I've heard many a tune here
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The Pour House Music Hall & Record Shop
224 South Blount Street
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Chill dingy small-stage music venue and bar. I've heard many a tune here
newer little place with ample outside hang out areas in the warm months. food trucks frequent. I've enjoyed their sour beer offerings :)
Mordecai Beverage Company
2425 Crabtree Boulevard
newer little place with ample outside hang out areas in the warm months. food trucks frequent. I've enjoyed their sour beer offerings :)
So good, the company has expanded from Asheville to here. Delightful- their beer slushies oh my! Can be busy and few outdoor seats.
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Burial Beer Co - The Exhibit
500 E Davie St
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So good, the company has expanded from Asheville to here. Delightful- their beer slushies oh my! Can be busy and few outdoor seats.
Cool small stage music venue with terraced standing & a balcony
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Lincoln Theatre
126 East Cabarrus Street
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Cool small stage music venue with terraced standing & a balcony
fun spot day or night for all your arcade desires. Full bar, small outdoor patio, lotsa fun
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Boxcar Bar + Arcade
330 West Davie Street
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fun spot day or night for all your arcade desires. Full bar, small outdoor patio, lotsa fun
all the whiskeys ++, open air patio and tall ceiling inside. a funky spot with delicious food too
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Whiskey Kitchen
201 W Martin St
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all the whiskeys ++, open air patio and tall ceiling inside. a funky spot with delicious food too
Fun bottle shop to drink a relaxed brew with some tasty eats too!
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State of Beer
401 Hillsborough Street
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Fun bottle shop to drink a relaxed brew with some tasty eats too!
I like this lesser known brewery. It's warehousy in an industrial setting. Feel like a little brewery tour? There's also Funguys, Blackfire, Lynnwood, Neuse River, and Nickelpoint Brewing Companies within a few mile radius- all with easy parking
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Big Boss Brewing Company
1249 Wicker Drive
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I like this lesser known brewery. It's warehousy in an industrial setting. Feel like a little brewery tour? There's also Funguys, Blackfire, Lynnwood, Neuse River, and Nickelpoint Brewing Companies within a few mile radius- all with easy parking
so. many. beers. 4 bars, an enormous number of taps, and a lot of near sitting and hang out area surrounded by greenery & stone picnic tables with outdoor games
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Raleigh Beer Garden
614 Glenwood Avenue
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so. many. beers. 4 bars, an enormous number of taps, and a lot of near sitting and hang out area surrounded by greenery & stone picnic tables with outdoor games

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