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March 30

How to beach in Raleigh?

I'm in Raleigh, North Carolina. I'd like to beach for a day or two. I have a car, but know nothing about the beaches nearby (ish.) Where should I go and what should I know? Thank you.
posted by Jacen around North Carolina at 7:55 AM - 17 answers

June 20, 2020

Is it feasible to bike across the Wright Memorial Bridge?

I want to bike across the Wright Memorial Bridge (west to east, from the mainland to the Outer Banks) and can find very little information. Is this feasible? Has anyone done it in the last decade? [more inside]
posted by kingoftonga86 around North Carolina at 11:56 AM - 4 answers

October 30, 2018

Road trip to Asheville -- Blue Ridge Pkwy or other scenic routes

Partner and I are going to Asheville for Thanksgiving (from NYC) and are planning to get in a couple of days of road-tripping at the beginning of the week. We've driven around on the Asheville-area section of the BRP and loved it, so one idea is to take a train to DC, rent a car there and start on the Northern end of the Parkway. Looking for recommendations for things to do and places to stay along that route, or alternatively, other suggestions that would make for a good 2-day-or-so drive. We don't really want to drive the whole way from NY, but something like flying to Atlanta and wending our way north, maybe? Other scenarios?
posted by neroli around Asheville, NC at 4:26 PM - 8 answers has best

April 20, 2018

Parking for a Bulls game in downtown Durham?

Taking my folks to a Durham Bulls game tomorrow, 4/21/2018. Seeking locals info on parking. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark around Durham, NC at 8:09 PM - 9 answers has best

January 22, 2018

Is there anything to do on Hatteras Island in March?

My wife and I are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary in March, and we are thinking of going to Hatteras Island, North Carolina. We went there about 20 years ago, but I don’t think it was in March. Is there anything to do on Hatteras in March? Are things open? [more inside]
posted by 4ster around North Carolina at 2:15 PM - 4 answers has best

October 14, 2017

Good places for a meetup in Raleigh?

A few people from the nonprofit where I work are going to be in Raleigh next week for the All Things Open conference. When we're in a city we don't often make it to, we like to invite our lists to an informal happy hour. Can someone recommend a good place? [more inside]
posted by roll truck roll around Raleigh, NC at 2:22 PM - 6 answers has best

October 7, 2017

What's it like to live in Durham/Chapel Hill?

There's a good chance that I will be offered a job at UNC Chapel Hill soon and will have to make a quick decision about whether to take it. It's a dream job except that I'm unsure whether I'd be happy settling in in the Triangle. I'm mostly worried about finding a social/dating pool as a single 30-something woman with no kids or friends in the area who tends to be into creative types. [more inside]
posted by deus ex machina around Chapel Hill, NC at 11:10 AM - 10 answers

August 8, 2017

A Night and a Day in North Carolina in November - what to do?

I will be leaving Asheville NC after lunch and need to arrive in Chapel Hill some time the next day. The trip will be on a weekday in early November. I will have a rental car and 24 hours for the perfect solo retreat - where should I go? [more inside]
posted by metahawk around North Carolina at 6:04 PM - 4 answers has best

July 13, 2017

Things to do in Asheville, NC with a dog?

This weekend, my wife and I will be taking our trusty hound, Rosie to Asheville, NC. We're looking for outdoorsy things to do or places to go that we could enjoy together (as well as human only places, though many people have that question before). Suggestions for hikes, activities, restaurants, shops, etc. are welcome!
posted by Bromius around Asheville, NC at 2:43 PM - 6 answers has best

July 12, 2017

Driving from DC area to Outer Banks

I'm in Alexandria Va., and will be going down to the Outer Banks in NC (Corolla/Duck) again soon. I've pretty much always gone straight down I-95, but is there a better route? As anyone who has driven it knows, I-95 on summer weekends.... well, let's just say it's a foretaste of hell, and maybe there's a better plan.
posted by easily confused around North Carolina at 2:18 PM - 13 answers has best

June 27, 2017

To infinity but close to home

Looking for adventure-ish birthday/date ideas for adult humans within a short drive (.5 to 1 hour) of Chapel Hill / Durham, NC. [more inside]
posted by amtho around Durham, NC at 9:44 AM - 7 answers has best

May 18, 2017

Charlotte: Urban edition

I'm going to be in Charlotte for 3 nights, yay! I won't have a car but my hotel is in Uptown. I'm looking for some suggestions on things to do not limited to Uptown and its surrounding areas. [more inside]
posted by signondiego around Charlotte, NC at 3:24 PM - 7 answers has best

February 15, 2017

Must see things in Wilmington, NC

Any suggestions on places to stay/eat or things to do in Wilmington, NC? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl around Wilmington, NC at 11:59 AM - 13 answers has best

January 1, 2017

What's it like living in Greensboro, NC?

Mrs. Monkeysuit and I plan to retire to NC this year. We like the looks of the Greensboro area, but have never spent any time there. We're northern liberals. How would that work for us? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit around Greensboro, NC at 12:47 PM - 19 answers

August 2, 2016

Zip Raft Asheville!

Very last minute trip to Asheville, NC and wondering what to do for four days! Can anyone recommend zip line tours? Hikes are a plus but concerned it might be touristy? Should probably check out the Biltmore? Sorry, just internet overwhelmed and its coming down to the wire. Details are me, partner and three teenage girls that are up for anything. Beers a plus for the adults!
posted by repoman around Asheville, NC at 7:41 PM - 8 answers

July 22, 2016

How To Asheville: Family Edition

Freecellwizard and I will be heading to Asheville, NC for a week with two kids, ages 9 and 11. Although we've visited the area several times, we've never had the kids with us and are wondering if there are kid-specific fun things to see/do up there that would appeal to a pair of Pokemon/Minecraft/Steven Universe/Undertale-loving children who must be cajoled away from their various digital devices. [more inside]
posted by little mouth around Asheville, NC at 6:04 PM - 12 answers has best

July 21, 2016

Suggestions for things to do while visiting Raleigh, NC?

I moved to Raleigh, NC a while ago. I like it here a lot. It's great. I'm really glad I moved here. Now I have a friend coming out to visit. I'd like to show her around. This is kind of embarrassing, but I don't know where to take her. I've spent the entire time I've been here either working or riding. She isn't super into horses. [more inside]
posted by trevor_case around Chapel Hill, NC at 6:59 PM - 12 answers

July 7, 2016

Neat things to see/do around Beaufort/New Bern/Morehead City, NC?

I'm heading to the Beaufort/New Bern/Morehead City area in North CarolIna for a week later this summer and would love insiders' tips about unusually fun historical sites, the smartest seafood and vegetarian restaurants, and the best places to hike, kayak or canoe to see wildlife and tent camp for a night or two. What would you consider musts for a nature and history lover in that area?
posted by mediareport around Beaufort, NC at 7:46 PM - 8 answers

June 16, 2016

I want to be the things I see: Asheville, NC edition

Heading to Asheville, NC this weekend and would like recommendations for obscure or unique experiences that are off the beaten path. [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo around Asheville, NC at 8:00 AM - 24 answers

May 15, 2016

Help Me Asheville Beer Week

I will be visiting Asheville during beer week! Looking for suggestions for your favorite breweries, your favorite bars, your favorite gay/queer bars, your favorite Asheville snacks (biscuits please!)... [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter around Asheville, NC at 6:14 AM - 10 answers has best