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Raleigh Date Ideas (Things To Do)

1. Hike It Out
Falls Lake Hiking
Falls Lake Hiking
The Raleigh area offers some of the best hiking trails, just right for the two of you if your heaven is the outdoors. Head out to the Duke forest for more than thirty miles of various levels of trails, from beginner to expert. You can choose to bike or ride a horse if the fancy grabs you. The Falls Lakes Recreation Area offers amazing scenery and views of the forested areas and beyond. Pack a yummy picnic and take your sweetie's hand as you head out to the open spaces.

2. Plenty at Pullen Park
Pullen Park
Pullen Park Lake
This bright, crowded park has so much to offer the two of you. Giggle with the music of the pretty carousel or ride the giant Ferris wheel, where you can sit high above the crowds and squeal with pleasure and fear. There are food stalls, little trinkets, and games and rides galore. This is a great way to spend an evening together.

3. Take a Romantic Walk
Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Shops
Do you only have just an evening to make the most of each other's company and you want to spend it in style? Head for Franklin Hill, the street in Chapel Hill that is perfect for a casual date. Stroll down the sidewalk and enjoy the sights and sounds all around you. Step into the quaint shops or purchase knick-knacks at the street stalls. Stop for a quiet dinner at one of the restaurants. End up at the planetarium with its fragrant rose gardens for a quiet walk and more than a few lingering kisses.

4. Plan a Picnic
Lake Crabtree
Lake Crabtree
There are many locations perfect for a pair of lovers to picnic. Lake Crabtree County Park has some of the best scenic drives around. Take a languid boat ride on the lake, gliding and skimming over the waters before settling down at a secluded spot for some alone time. Do you want tranquility? Head for the Sara P. Due Gardens where serenity and peace will wrap around you. For activities and enthusiasm-filled picnics, your destination should be the William B. Umstead State Park, offering everything from jogging to skating and, of course, more than a few great picnic spots.

5. Art with Heart
North Carolina Museum of Art
N.C. Museum of Art
The North Carolina Museum of Art has it just right for two people who appreciate the creative expressions of artists. Their excellent traveling exhibits are bound to intrigue and enthrall you. View works from the Baroque and Renaissance periods, or head for the global exhibits from Africa to Egypt, Greece to Rome, and everything in between.

6. Morning at Moore Square
Moore Square
Moore Square
Moore Square is the heart of Raleigh. Home of the half-ton copper acorn that adorns the middle of the square, this is a place for tourists throughout most of the day. Arrive early and enjoy the relative quiet as you rub the acorn for good luck, then check out the nearby restaurants for a scrumptious breakfast.

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