I’m always looking for fun, new things to do- both on dates and with friends, so I assume my friends and readers are too! It’s easy to get stuck in a rut [dinner and a movie anyone?], but I always find it enjoyable to branch out, discover new things in my city, and have funny stories to share!
Thank you to Sara Rose for helping me compile this list!
visit the asheboro zoo
do go-karts, putt putt, laser tag, and/or bumper boats at frankie’s fun park
*visit the museum of life and science
take a segway tour [check out triangle glides]
try stand-up paddleboarding [check out triangle glides at lake johnson or lake wheeler or ride stride at falls lake]
take a ghost tour [check out tobacco road ghost tours]
go berry picking or apple picking [depending on the season]
visit a corn maze and go on a hayride
*watch a movie in imax 3d or at blue ridge 14, the $2 movie theatre
rent paddle boats at pullen park [bonus- they have a few gluten-free options at the pullen place cafe!]
attend a hurricanes hockey games or a durham bulls baseball game
go for bike ride and picnic on the capital area greenway trail system or at the raleigh rose garden
*go bowling [try sparians bowling boutique and bistro for a classy date or amf for a more casual experience]
fly a kite
*attend a comedy show [go to goodnights on wednesdays to get a free ticket with the purchase of dinner. or try improv at comedy worx]
take a trip to the farmers’ market [look here for a calendar of events]
attend an event at lafayette village, a cute european style village in raleigh
canoe or kayak at lake johnson
take coffee and bagels (gluten-free of course) and eat them on the rocking chairs at lake johnson
sit on the deck at boylan bridge brewpub to watch the sunset
* = good rainy day activity!
What’s the best date you ever had? What other ideas do you have for a great date? What is your favorite way to spend a day with friends?