There’s plenty to do in the Raleigh-Durham area, and with so many awesome options it can sometimes be hard to make a decision. That’s why we put together this list of 7 exciting things you can do in Raleigh to spice up your week. Enjoy!
1. Go Ape! (Treetop Climbing)
If you’re scared of heights, this is the perfect way to conquer your fears. If not, you’ll be having a good old fearless blast. Go Ape is located within beautiful Blue Jay Point County Park, just outside downtown Raleigh. The course is made up of rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings, 2 Tarzan swings and 5 zip lines. If you’re looking for an exciting weekend adventure, you’ve found it!
2. Cuban Revolution
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To be clear, you should definitely visit Cuban Revolution on a Thursday – when they host the Triangle’s longest running salsa dance event. Plus, as an added bonus, if you show up at 9pm the night begins with free lessons. First timers and semi-professionals both welcome.
3. Comedy Worx
Comedy Worx is hysterical, you’re sure to have a good time if you spend it at one of their many improv shows. Or, if you’re looking to up the ante, you can always attend one of their classes and learn the ropes of improv comedy for yourself. Knowing how to make people laugh is a pretty great life skill.
4. Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
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This is a fun venue, to say the least. With a 20,000 person capacity, you’re very likely to be able to get tickets to see your favorite band. The Amphitheatre is a beautiful outdoor venue, playing host to some of the biggest bands in the world. Be sure to get your tickets for Jimmy Buffet & Huey Lewis and the News this month.
5. Triangle Rock Climbing
Come explore over 13,000 square feet of state of the art Eldorado Climbing walls, with 40+ lanes of lead and top rope climbing. A day pass for adults is just $19, and you’re guaranteed to get a good workout in. Way more fun than going to the gym.
6. Annie Louise Wilkerson Nature Preserve
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Enjoy 157 acres of land along Falls Lake, used primarily for nature viewing and wildlife education. There are plenty of children’s activities to choose from, native plant gardens, and three interpretive trails to provide ample opportunities for viewing the scenery.
7. LL Urban Farms
LL Urban Farms is a hydroponic farm and farm stand, full of fantastic vegetables, local fruits, cheese, seafood and other farmers market staples. 20 heritage breed chickens and two beehives are also nearby, making you feel like you’ve stepped into the freshest market in Raleigh. If you love farmer’s markets, you’ll love picking up some groceries at LL Urban Farms.