Spend a Weekend in Raleigh, NC 

Explore Raleigh with us! From parks to bakeries, here’s our perfect weekend getaway for seniors and families in our area.

We’re exploring our hometown city of Raleigh, North Carolina, sharing what it would be like to spend a weekend exploring our area with your loved ones.

We love being a part of the Raleigh community and believe it offers the perfect backdrop for quality time with loved ones, especially seniors and families! 

Check out some of our favorite spots in our community you can add to your #GoldenList.



To kick off a fun-filled weekend, head to Drive Shack in Raleigh, a local driving range where you can kick back, show off your golfing skills and enjoy lunch with your family. 

Pro Tip: This is the perfect place to bring friends or family in from out of town for a fun, entertaining afternoon.

Source: visitRaleigh| April 29, 2024



Venturing into downtown Cary, we would start the day at the newly developed downtown park. This is the perfect place to relax and take in the sights and sounds of the city. 

Next stop: a visit to the local library for a new read. 

Fun Fact: The United States has more public libraries than McDonald’s restaurants 

Source: visitRaleigh | January 10, 2024, 



Start the day at Chanticleer Café and Bakery before taking a walk around Macedonia Lake. 

We love the tranquil setting of the lake for a peaceful morning, especially if the North Carolina weather is in our favor.

Next stop: Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop. This is perfect for exploring your artistic side and engaging in hands-on activities.

Source: Rebecca Troyer | Jul 7, 2015



End your adventurous weekend by heading to Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, where serene trails offer the perfect chance to get some fresh air on the last day of the weekend.

Source: tmb_landen | April 29, 2024


These gentle paths are perfect for folks at any age, providing a safe and scenic environment to get those steps in. 

After Hemlock, head to the Greenway at Ritter Park – another well-maintained pathway ideal if you’re looking to stay active.


Whether it’s exploring nature trails, enjoying delicious food, or immersing yourself in cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Raleigh, North Carolina.


We hope this itinerary provides you and your loved ones some inspiration and you can  incorporate some of the places we love into your upcoming weekends! 


PS – We’re always looking for new places to add to our #GoldenList & Weekend Adventure Series, send us your recommendations!

For more information on resources for seniors, visit our website at www.goldenharmonync.com.