What to do in Raleigh, NC?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Lyle, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Lyle macrumors 68000

    Lyle

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    I'm going to be flying in to Raleigh on Thursday (arriving around 10:30 a.m.) for a conference that doesn't start until Friday morning. Any suggestions from citizens of Raleigh on what to do to pass the time?
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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  3. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Heh born here and lived here my entire life, and yet that question still gives me pause whenever someone asks it. There is always the museums, which are pretty decent. Not TOO much to do here though. Its not that great a place to visit but a wonderful place to live, if you know what I mean.

    EDIT: I was going to say "sweat your balls off" but then I figure you're probably use to the weather from Alabama.
     
  4. Lyle thread starter macrumors 68000

    Lyle

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    I understand. We all do what we have to to increase our post counts.

    Sounds a lot like Huntsville, where I live. ;)

    Yep, a high of 98 degrees today. :D

    I'll be staying near the Crabtree Valley Mall (I think) but I don't want to just hang out at the mall. Of course, I have a deadline coming up so I should probably just camp out in my hotel room and write.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    they've got trees, and lots of it. you can go for some bbq and other southern food. the best hush puppies i've ever had were from north carolina.
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    For touristy bars/eats, hit Glenwood Ave, and/or Morgan St. Though I think there are better restaurants in Durham.

    Fayetteville St. is totally overhyped. There isn't **** to do there.

    There's typically some nice music playing at The Progress Energy Center.
     
  7. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    actually, I was trying to bump your thread for you,

    thanks for the positive comment though.
     
  8. j/k/Andy macrumors regular

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    Golf?, you may get paired with someone interesting
     
  9. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    One manufacturing factories for my dad's company is down there, you could see that. Or this company was hired to be President of because he didn't want to move to NC- that might have been Charlotte, NC though.
     
  10. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    Stay indoors! Heat is going to be BAD this week. Exploris is an interactive museum with a iMax theater that isn't bad.

    the BIG picture exhibition is going on at the NC Museum of Art
     
  11. Lyle thread starter macrumors 68000

    Lyle

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    Cool. I had seen both of those on the web and wondered if either of those might be good choices. I wish that the NC Zoo in Asheboro wasn't quite so far away -- I think that by the time I drove there (after arriving Thursday morning), I'd only have a couple of hours to spend before the zoo closes at 5 p.m.
     

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