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Old 02-08-2007, 06:45 AM
Location: Raleigh
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We're relocating to Raleigh this summer and just wondering what are some of the more popular activities/events to enjoy in Raleigh during the summer.

We're moving from our house with a pool to hopefully a single family house rental. If you don't live in a community with a pool, are there swim clubs to join? Any recommendations?

We enjoy tennis, biking, going to fairs/carnivals, arcades/amusement parks, mini golf ....any recommendations of fun family places or annual summer events not to miss around Wake County?

Thanks so much for everyone's advice! (I'm getting tired of the cold weather and started daydreaming of summer fun!)

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Old 02-08-2007, 07:33 AM
Location: Cary, NC
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About the only thing missing from your list is the amusement park. We just don't have one nearby. Think day trip with overnighter to King's Dominion, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, or CaroWinds.
But the NC State Fair is fun...http://www.ncstatefair.org/
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:40 AM
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Default summer fun

Try Pullen Park, or any one of the city of raleigh public pools. Many private swim clubs, such as The Raleigh Raquet Club offer summer swim memberships. Wrightville Beach is two and a half hours away. Also, the Cape Lookout National Seashore is three hours from Raleigh and offers over 50 miles of undeveloped, barrier islands that are part of the national park system. Camping is permitted. Kerr Lake and Lake Gaston both offer public campgrounds and are less than two hours from anywhere in the triangle. Rent a canoe at Falls Lake a head down the Neuse on a day trip. Check out the Duke Gardens in Durham. Explore historic Oakwood Cemetary in Raleigh. There are many excellent day and overnight camps for children in and around Raleigh. Head west and check out Chiminey Rock or Bust Ass Falls. You will find plenty to do here if you just ask around. Good luck.
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Old 02-08-2007, 09:21 PM
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Exploris & the IMAX theater are fun on a hot day. There's also an art & natural history museum
There are lots of go karts around here- my boys adore them!
They spend lots of lazy afternoons, even this week, exploring the creek behind our place.

We saw the Ringling Bros circus last night at RBC... most of the big tournign shows- like circuses, concerts & ice shows, come through. We paid only $12 per ticket for the circus, & for Disney Princesses on ICe in december- VERY reasonable & not much more for a kid-friendly event than a movie.
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Old 02-09-2007, 06:41 PM
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Look into Jordan Lake. Many activities there. A great way to spend a day.
http://ils.unc.edu/parkproject/visit/jord/home.html (broken link)
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