You may be looking for some cool things to do in Raleigh during the Fall. I’m here to tell you that Raleigh does NOT disappoint. Come Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall. With the cooler weather kicking in, it’s time to switch up the fun factor and take advantage of all that Raleigh has to offer in the Fall.
Knightdale is home to the new, Craften Neighborhood Food & Drink. This 4500 square-foot indoor and outdoor food hall was created by local entrepreneurs Max Trujillo and Kip Downer and includes four restaurants, a bar, a coffee shop and a double-decker patio—perfect for beautiful fall weather! Craften is just steps away from Knightdale Station Park, a family-favorite playground destination (with a dog park, too).
This next idea is more like a scavenger hunt. Why not go on a mission to Track down 30 of Raleigh’s most Instragrammed outdoor murals showcasing pride, flowers, bicycles, local history and more? Here’s a list to help you with your scavenger hunt!
Dip your toes in a little culture at the North Carolina Museum of History and enjoy the special ticketed, “The Power of Women in Country Music” exhibit. Expect to journey through the history of women in country music, from the early years and post–World War II music, to the emergence of Nashville as a country music mecca and to female country artists becoming international pop sensations. The exhibit features artifacts, such as instruments and costumes, and special content from a diverse roster of 70 female country artists.
We are so fortunate to live in a city that boasts the 30-mile paved, uninterrupted Neuse River Greenway Trail that stretches from Falls Lake in Raleigh to the Wake County line in southeast Raleigh. The ride is mostly flat and easy navigate—many consider it to be the gem of the 100-plus-mile Capital Area Greenway System.
The city of Raleigh is absolutely no stranger to tailgating. Put on your red and white, pack up your lawn chairs and coolers and head to Carter Finley Stadium to get your tailgate on before rooting for the NC State Wolfpack football team. Show up early and be prepared to get loud—we take our football (and tailgating) seriously! And speaking of tailgating…we do it for hockey games, too! The puck has dropped for another season for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes! Check out the on-ice action in person at the PNC Arena this year!
If you love a craft brew, you may not want to miss “hiking” the Raleigh Beer Trail. This printable passport will take you to more than 30 Raleigh area breweries. Drink beer and earn rewards. If you collect 15 or more stamps along the way, you’ll have earned a stainless steel bottle opener, a Raleigh Beer Trail pint glass hugger and a limited edition T-shirt.
I hope you get to enjoy some of these cool things to do in Raleigh during the Fall. Whether you are planning a trip to the Raleigh area to visit or you already call Raleigh, “home”, we invite you to follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more information and tips. Feel free to contact me here.