Located in the heart of our state, Raleigh is a fascinating place to visit. North Carolina’s Capitol City is brimming with family attractions that are both fun and educational. You’ll find it a budget-friendly destination! Check out the following free or low cost attractions, and then find a day or weekend to experience this great city. My girls and I spent a couple of days in Raleigh and here’s what we liked best.
In the Town of Duck, the Sanderling Resort is a premier destination stretching from the Atlantic Ocean over to the Currituck Sound on North Carolina’s coastline. On 16 quiet acres, this resort serves as an ideal seaside playground for those who love being by the sea.
When it’s time for a mountain retreat, program your GPS for Cashiers. There you’ll find the High Hampton Inn, an idyllic place for a mountain getaway. Many outdoor activities and scrumptious meals will instantly make you a devotee of this wonderful mountain resort.
With so much of our day spent following a routine and using some sort of technology, unstructured time outside can provide some balance. A family camping trip where you can breath in the fresh air, spy on some wildlife, and sleep under a starry sky is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the simplicity of nature while giving your family a great bonding experience. Immerse yourself and your family in the whole camping experience for a relaxing and fun adventure that you can find not too far from home.
Just east of the port city of Wilmington, is Wrightsville Beach, a 4-mile long ocean playground along the Atlantic Ocean. Wilmington’s residents along with vacationers from around the state have found a perfect haven at Wrightsville Beach. My daughter and I spent a couple of fabulous days there and here’s what we liked best.