City Guides for a day or two in Raleigh brought to you by Team PofR.
Katie is an Industrial Design student at NC State College of Design who loves riding her bike, nerding out on new store arrivals, and traveling anywhere for adventures, anytime.
To start out your perfect weekend in Raleigh first stop by the Morning Times Coffee shop for some homemade pastries and coffee. The outside seating on the sidewalk is perfect for people and dog watching. The cozy upstairs area features a gallery and is perfect for a chat with friends, reading a book, or even just answering a few emails.
After your caffeine fix take a stroll past the capitol building and go check out the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This museum is thrilling for all ages- with everything from dinosaur bones to a butterfly room. In the afternoon take a drive over to the NC State Farmers market for everything fresh and local from produce to handmade soaps and a quick lunch.
If you are looking for something active take your bike or running shoes over to Umstead park and then take a walk around the lake at sunset.
For dinner, make sure you have your reservation at Brewery Bhavana, an enchanting Dim Sum restaurant and brewery that also features its own flower shop and bookstore!
Everyone knows brunch is the only way to start out your Sunday. For a delicious selection and atmosphere head over to Irregardless Cafe on West Morgan Street. This farm to table cafe has something for everyone and is a local go-to for all your food-related occasions.
After you’ve had your fill drive over to the NC State fairgrounds to get lost in Raleigh’s flea market. From there it is just a short drive down Blue Ridge road to the NCMA, North Carolina’s Museum of Art. Don’t miss the rotating exhibits and the outdoor sculpture garden and park. In the summer be sure to check out the evening performances and movie nights on the lawn!
Thank you, Katie!