1. The Greenway
I've always loved being outside, so of course I was PUMPED when I found out that our apartment was less than a mile from one of the entrances to the Raleigh Greenway. Since Zach and I got our bikes tuned-up, we have been going on a lot more bikes rides.
2. All the breweries...and coffee.
On top of all Raleigh's other wonderful nicknames, some people call Raleigh the "Hop City". There is a brewery on almost every corner (okay, not that many, but you get it). Anyway, Zach and I have really enjoyed that we can get a local craft beer almost anywhere in the city. Not only that, the coffee is amazing - there a roasters all over the city - Counter Culture over in Durham and Raleigh Coffee Company in Raleigh. One of my favorite coffee shops is Jubala Coffee in north Raleigh.
3. North Carolina Museum of Art
Another one of my favorite spots in Raleigh is the North Carolina Museum of Art. The exhibits are amazing- but the best part is the outdoor sculpture park and amphitheater, where we recently saw Wilco play. We can even ride our bikes all the way there on the Greenway!
4. My Own Apartment
Last but not least, I am really loving having my own place. After living in a dorm for three years and a basement for the past six months, nothing is better than having my own space. I can now sit on the couch after work (I don't think I have done this since high school) and watch non-stop episodes of Portalandia with no judgement. We've started with some decor, which is why I chose this photo, but we still have a long way to go and lots of DIY projects to come!
Has anyone been to Raleigh? What are you favorite places to visit?
This weekend is First Friday in Raleigh, so I think we are going to check that out downtown!