Fall truly is the best time of year. The temperatures are mild and the leaves are every beautiful shade of orange, red and yellow and it is just the perfect time to be out in Raleigh. Every season I always try to plan a few things that I want to do in or around Raleigh because there is just so much to do and see here, especially in Fall.
+Hike Raven Rock State Park – Although we are about two hours from the mountains, it doesn’t mean that you can’t go hiking close by. There is a state park called Raven Rock that is only a 45 minute drive from Raleigh and we plan to go for a hike there this season as a day trip. The leaves should be very colorful, so I am looking forward to this day trip coming up.
+Visit The Frida Kahlo Art Exhibit – An art exhibit that I have been excited to see for months finally makes its debut in October. It is the perfect time to go see this exhibit too as Frida often used fall inspired colors in many of her paintings. It will be fa un time to go visit the art exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art and then to go get a coffee at Iris and maybe walk around the park.
+Take A Road Trip To The Renaissance Faire – North Carolina has a massive Renaissance Faire that they do every weekend in autumn from October through the end of November and this year we are planning to go. It is a two hour drive from where we live, so we’ll see if we can make time to do this one, but for now it’s on our list!
+Have An Autumn Picnic – It’s the perfect time of year to dine al fresco, so I either want to pack up a little picnic for us or I want to stop and get some food somewhere and then go to one of the many beautiful parks in the area and just enjoy the afternoon.
+Go To The Chinese Lantern Festival – There is Chinese Lantern Festival every year in the next town over in Cary and it is something to go see. We went once two years ago, so we are due for another visit for this year. There are some displays that they keep from year to year and then they also incorporate new ones. It’s also nice to go to get their gingerbread and hot chocolate.
Now, how about you? Are there things you like to do in your hometown each season? I’d love to hear about it!