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Best Restaurants in Raleigh, NC & Fun Things to Do w/ Elle Martinez

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Looking for Raleigh, NC restaurants and other fun things to do? It has something for everyone! Adults can enjoy exploring the vibrant downtown scene, trying out trendy restaurants, and checking out live music venues. Couples can have a romantic date night at cozy eateries, take a leisurely stroll in the beautiful parks, or even go on a hot air balloon ride for a special experience. Kids will love visiting interactive museums, going on outdoor adventures in nature parks, and indulging in delicious treats at local ice cream shops. No matter your age or interests, Raleigh offers a variety of restaurants and activities to keep you both satisfied and entertained!

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Today’s Podcast Guest

I’m excited to welcome Elle Martinez to the Everyday Bucket List Podcast!

Raleigh North Carolina Restaurants Elle Martinez
If you use Apple Podcasts, then click here to listen to my my bucket list blueprint episode for finding restaurants in Raleigh North, Carolina or try Stitcher too!

Elle Martinez of the Couple Money Website and Money Podcast

Elle Martinez helps families at Couple Money achieve financial freedom by sharing tips to reduce debt, increase income and build their net worth. She lives happily in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and their two daughters. She is an author of Jumpstart Your Money and Marriage, podcast host and writer featured in Mint.com, Money, Turbo Tax, Buzzfeed and more.

What You’ll Learn

A few burning questions first and additional ideas:

  • What is Raleigh NC known for?
  • How far is Raleigh NC from the beach?

On the podcast episode:

  • What food Raleigh, North Carolina is known for (and the area itself)
  • Discover some of the best Raleigh, NC restaurants including downtown restaurants, fun places to eat in other areas and some of the best kept secret restaurants
  • Is there anything to do in Raleigh, North Carolina? If this something you often wonder, luckily, Elle Martinez highlights an extensive list of things to do.
  • How do I spend a day in Raleigh? Fortunately, she gives ideas for fun things to do for adults and also gives ideas for kids
  • Then you’ll hear about her future bucket list ideas that she can hopefully accomplish

What is Raleigh NC known for?

Raleigh, North Carolina, is known for being the capital of the state and also a super cool place to chill. It’s like the smart kid in class who also knows how to have fun!

Raleigh is famous for its awesome museums, like the North Carolina Museum of Art and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. There are also lots of green spaces to explore, like Pullen Park and William B. Umstead State Park.

Plus, Raleigh is full of tasty food spots and cool events all year round. So if you’re looking for a mix of history, nature, and good vibes, Raleigh’s the place to be!

How far is Raleigh NC from the beach?

Raleigh, NC is about 2 hours from the nearest beach by car. You can take a day trip or plan a weekend getaway to enjoy some sun and sand. Pack your sunscreen and beach towels for a fun beach day not too far from Raleigh!

Things to Do in Raleigh NC for Adults

Raleigh, NC is a vibrant city with plenty of fun things to do for adults. You can explore the North Carolina Museum of Art, take a stroll at Pullen Park, or enjoy live music at the Red Hat Amphitheater. If you’re into craft beer, check out the local breweries like Trophy Brewing or Crank Arm Brewing. For outdoor enthusiasts, Umstead State Park offers hiking trails and picnic spots. Don’t forget to try some delicious Southern cuisine at popular restaurants like Poole’s Diner or Beasley’s Chicken + Honey. Raleigh has something for everyone!

Things to Do in Raleigh NC for Couples

Raleigh, NC offers plenty of fun activities for couples. Take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens or enjoy a picnic at Pullen Park. Catch a live show at the Raleigh Little Theatre or explore local art galleries together. For a romantic evening, dine at one of Raleigh’s top-rated restaurants like Poole’s Diner or Brewery Bhavana. Don’t forget to end your night with a sweet treat from Videri Chocolate Factory or The Parlour ice cream shop!

Things to Do in Raleigh NC for Kids

Raleigh, NC has plenty of fun activities for kids! Check out Pullen Park for carousel rides and paddle boats. Marbles Kids Museum is great for interactive play and learning. Don’t miss the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences with its cool exhibits. And if your little ones love animals, head to the North Carolina Zoo for a wild adventure!

Resources for Some of Best Raleigh North Carolina Restaurants Mentioned and More

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*This show was originally published on 12/02/20