Cool Things To Do In The Triangle

The Triangle has a lot to offer to individuals and families. While we covered some of them on our blog in the past (see the lakes we have or the museums), we decided to go and look for some of the more unique and fun things that might not be on the typical lists you find online. Hope you find this useful and feel free to contact us if you have ideas for other places we did not include on the list (yet!).

One of a few in the country, this museum is actually a great place for you to test your photography/social media skills. Located in downtown Raleigh, it has more than 50 booths, each one with a different design. You can bring your own props and outfits+ and your friends to create scenes that will last forever! They also do private parties like birthdays and have an option for bar/food. 

Galaxy Fun Park + Defy Gravity At night

While some of you have probably been there during the day with your kids for the trampolines, go karts or arcade, there is a little secret that most don’t know about- in the lounge above there is a full bar! And combine that with the indoor/ dark mini golf, you could turn that into a fun party or adult birthday. Defy gravity has parents night out option. No kids are allowed into the trampoline gym and can have fun night out.

Galaxy Fun Park
Defy Gravity

Are you a fan of fast exotic cars? Well, Raleigh has a club that specialises in the realm. While it’s a members only, you can still have an event in their facility or come to one of their open events to check them out. Members get the full  nine yards- storage, a full mechanic shop, business/works rooms, great chef made food and more.

Boxcar Bar + Arcade has been named one of the best bars in Raleigh, NC. Located in Raleigh’s famous downtown Warehouse District, our Raleigh bar and arcade is home to hundreds of arcade-style games, including 70+ classic and modern arcade cabinets, over a dozen pinball machines and 175+ console games. We have a full liquor bar with 24 constantly rotating American craft drafts – and we offer pocket-friendly prices. Whether you’re an 80s baby, a craft beer enthusiast, an avid gamer or you’re simply in search of a chill, affordable local bar – we’ve got you covered.

First Friday is celebrated on the first Friday of each month at locations throughout Downtown Raleigh. Art galleries and studios are open late with rotating exhibits and artist talks. Exhibitors feature artists, music, and special offers. Retailers and restaurants can offer discounts and specials. There’s something and somewhere for everyone. First Friday is free and open to all

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Remember when you were a kid and you’d wake up wanting to create? You’d gather random materials to make what came to mind, and it didn’t have to be perfect, because that wasn’t the point. The point was just to create and have fun. This what Craft & drafts do- you order a drink, sit down by a table and follow the instruction to create one of their many craft works options.  

A.R Workshop has several location throughout the Triangle. You can come for classes or even do a date night and choose something you would like to build and decorate or use in your house!

One of the coolest locations in downtown Durham with an incredible view o the city. This was one of the first place we been to when we first visited the area and got hooked on it. Great food and drinks, awesome atmosphere and they have all kinds of events- from stand up night, morning yoga and night markets. Check it out!

Started as a stone quarry in the 1800s, it was used for construction on projects as far away as the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel. In 1950 the 52-acre quarry was abandoned when a massive spring began to fill the 90-foot depth. The flooding was so rapid that they were unable to remove the large rock-crushing machine located in the quarry today. In 1980, Doye Sherrill purchased the 100 acres surrounding and including the quarry. Over the years he has converted the abandoned quarry into a unique scuba diving recreational and training park.

A 3 time Guinness world-record holder in two categories, you can enjoy one of our 386+ draft beers offered daily. The North Carolina bar in the first floor features 144 NC draft taps and the “International” floor offers 222 varieties from the rest of the country and the rest of the world

Inspired by Boxyard Tulsa, this 15,000 square-foot cargotecture is the first of its kind in North Carolina’s bustling epicenter for startups and brainy talent. Boxyard RTP provides a unique year-round dining and shopping experience with opportunities to connect with each other safely.

Since 2009, Taste Carolina has connected thousands of people to North Carolina’s historic cities and their best restaurants through the lens of locally-sourced food. They offer walking food tours, foodie adventures, and corporate team-building and appreciation events in nine cities and online.