I ❤️ Raleigh Bucket List

Get started exploring your new home by checking off these Raleigh bucket list items!

Looking to get outside Raleigh? Check out these other North Carolina staples:

  • Take a ride down Sliding Rock near Asheville, NC
  • See Wild Horses on the beach at Ocracoke
  • Climb to the top of Hatteras Lighthouse
  • Cross the Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain
  • Drive through the Mountains on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Go with the Flow at the Whitewater Center in Charlotte
  • Catch a show at DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) with student discount tickets
  • Take a day trip to Wilmington for some beachside fun
  • Visit Carowinds
  • Bike or walk the grounds and trails and NC Museum of Art
  • Visit the town of Bat Cave to see an actual bat cave
  • Listen up for some hollerin’ at the National Hollerin Contest in Spivey’s Corner.
  • Climb Old Baldy on Bald Head Island
  • Go to the ghost town of Portsmouth
  • Drive through the town of Whynot (in Randolph County because…).
  • Visit the oldest restaurant in NC — the Carolina Coffee Shop in Chapel Hill, NC
  • Get primordial with a kayak in Merchant’s Millpond
  • Plunge deep beneath a mountain at Linville Caverns
  • Hunt for emeralds at Emerald Village near Little Switzerland
  • Go to a race at the Orange County Speedway or run on an old Nascar track in Hillsborough.
  • Take part in North Carolina’s very own Running of the Bulls (just an 8k in the Bull City).
  • Build a team and compete in either the Blue Ridge Relay or Tuna Run.
  • Take a hike in Asheville in the fall.
  • Tour the Thomas Wolfe House.
  • Camp on the Outer Banks.
  • See the wild ponies at Shackleford Banks.
  • Swim under Looking Glass Falls.
  • Visit the Carolina Raptor Center
  • Visit America’s largest private home, the Biltmore Estate
  • Go mountain biking at Sugar Mountain