Top things to do in The Triangle, North Carolina
Take a few swings at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
The Triangle, as it’s called by North Carolinians, brings together the best of three major cities – Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. For first-time visitors, brace yourselves for the wide array of amazing places to visit and activities to partake in.
Here are just a few attractions you shouldn’t miss:
- Take a trip to Duke University
Stroll through the well-tended grounds of the campus and take in the gorgeous Gothic architecture. While you’re at it, drop by the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, which houses a sprawling magnolia garden. You can also take a breather at the wisteria-covered gazebo or toss feed into a koi-filled pond.
- Shop the freshest produce
With spring finally upon us, people can once again enjoy the finest food shopping experience at the Raleigh Farmer’s Market. Sprawled over 30,000 square feet, it showcases an impressive array of the finest North Carolina-grown produce. You can also find a myriad of quality meats, cheeses, pastries, and wines at the market.
- Get your creative juices flowing
Feel like stoking the creative fire? Then a day at the North Carolina Museum of Art will do you good. The museum hosts major national touring exhibits, which ensures there’s always something new to inspire you. It’s also home to one of the largest collection of Renoir sculptures, as well as two permanent displays of Jewish artwork.
- Explore the downtown area
The Glenwood South District in Raleigh has become a cosmopolitan hotspot, thanks to the trendy restaurants and clubs in the area. It also serves as a major shopping district, home to a variety of retail outlets. The planned condo and apartment buildings also ensure that in time everything you need will be just a short walk away.
- Commune with nature
While the Triangle sits in an urban locale, it’s also surprisingly close to nature. A 10-mile drive from Durham brings you to the Eno River State Park, a 4,200-acre nature preserve. The picturesque trails take you through swaying pine trees and wildflower-strewn paths. There are also canoe launches, picnic areas, and historic structures to be found here.
- Catch some hoop action
When some of the most successful NCAA basketball teams come from your hometown, it’s no surprise that everyone in Durham is a hoophead. Fortunately, you can catch plenty of basketball action at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Even better, ticket prices here are often less than 10 bucks.
- Travel back in time
Walking through the streets of Brightleaf Square is a bit like reliving North Carolina’s history. The attraction is located in the historic tobacco warehouses of downtown Durham and now plays host to a variety of restaurants and boutiques. You can also catch seasonal events like the Summer Concert Series.
With so many sights to see, flavors to savor, and experiences to enjoy, the Triangle has indeed become one of North Carolina’s gems. And the best part? You can be part of this exciting community! To learn more about available real estate properties here, browse the website. You can also get in touch with Matt Peedin at 919-210-8388 or email mattpeedin(at)kw(dotted)com.