Visiting any city can be difficult especially on younger family members. If you have children, they soon tire of the museums, buildings, traffic, congestion, etc. The key to any city visit is finding a place where the children can get out, stretch their legs and, BE KIDS!.
My family moved to the Raleigh area of North Carolina in 2004 but before we made the move, we checked out everything/anything about the area. With two preschool boys in tow, we discovered several parks in the area. Pullen Park in Raleigh stood out for us.The best features of the park are the rides. For only one dollar per child per ride they can ride the carousel [built in the late 1800s and still running!], ride the train, or ride on a small boat.
In addition, there are paddle boat rentals available for about $5. for an hour. A great thing to do with all family members.Parking is free and there is a picnic area.
You bring your own food or go to the snack stand and make a purchase. There are also outdoor music events going on from time to time and your group can rent a portion of the park as well. Most of the park is well shaded so if you go during the summer you won't pass out from the heat.The park is located on Western Blvd. near North Carolina State University.
If you tire of the park you can always take in a Wolfpack sporting event. Either way, Pullen Park is a destination worth pursuing in your visit to Raleigh, NC..Matt is a writer, web designer, and marketing expert who writes about business issues as well as places he has visited.
His Corporate Flight Attendant Community website offers terrific information about business aviation. Visit http://www.corporateflyer.net for more information.
By: Matthew Keegan