It can be difficult to find time and money for trips during the weekend and summer. The good news is that you don’t have to go far to find a great time in Raleigh.

Here are three spots to get outside and explore, play and spend time with your kids.

Canoe at Lake Wheeler Park

Dress up the kids, take lots of Facebook pictures and enjoy this beautiful green space by the lake. The best part: Lake Wheeler offers boat rentals. Check out the low prices for boat rentals on the park’s official webpage.


Seek Sculptures at the Museum Park

The North Carolina Art Museum is in its final stages of the Museum Park expansion, but you can still explore the open walking and bike trails to see the outdoor sculptures. Its a great combination of art, culture and exercise to share with your kids. Check out the museum’s ideas for the space on its site.


Visit the Greats at the NC Sports Hall of Fame

Michael Jordan, Kay Yow, and many more sports legends are honored at the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and Museum. Take a tour through history and inspire the next generation of sports greats. Admission is free according to its website.


Three Family Trip Ideas
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