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Old 03-11-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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I live in Raleigh, and I'll be taking the kids (2 pre-teens) with me to the Azalea Festival on Saturday, April 14, this year, and we'll be there between 10 am and 6. It's part of a private bus trip. I went to the festival many years ago.

Besides the parade and street fair, what else do you recommend doing? Because we won't have our own car, we won't be able to go out and see Airlie gardens.

What's a good place to eat? What else should we not miss? What options are there to see actual azaleas if you don't have a car? Any tips?

Thanks!
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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I think the preteens would love the atmosphere and coolness of Indochine, that is if they
like asian/thai/chinese . the garden in the back , where one can eat , is just really cool.
do make a resevation since this is a popular place. located on Market street.

how about you seperate from the bus trip and just hire a cab to take you to Airlie Gardens?
it is such a beautiful place. other than that, the azaeleas are blooming early this year, mine have started at the bottom of the bushes , about 1-2 weeks ahead of time. there might not be that many in bloom by the time azaelea festival rolls around.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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I think the preteens would love the atmosphere and coolness of Indochine, that is if they
like asian/thai/chinese . the garden in the back , where one can eat , is just really cool.
do make a resevation since this is a popular place. located on Market street.

how about you seperate from the bus trip and just hire a cab to take you to Airlie Gardens?
it is such a beautiful place. other than that, the azaeleas are blooming early this year, mine have started at the bottom of the bushes , about 1-2 weeks ahead of time. there might not be that many in bloom by the time azaelea festival rolls around.
Thank you! Yes, the preteens would LOVE Indochine. I hadn't heard of it before. They are Asian, so there is no question they would like it. I'll make a reservation. Thank you!!!

Thanks for the cab idea, too!
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