Businesses are beginning to reopen throughout North Carolina and the Triangle area, but some activities, like concerts, sporting events, and museum tours, are still on hold in an attempt to combat the spread of COVID-19. You might think that leaves you without a lot of options for finding fun in Raleigh, but that’s far from the truth; there are tons of fun things to do in the Triangle while social distancing.
Social Distancing-Friendly Things to Do in the Triangle
There’s always fun to be found in the Triangle, any time of the year. If you’re looking for some all-ages activities to enjoy while keeping your distance, then you might want to try out some of these ideas.
Visit a park
If you’re used to spending time indoors, you might not know about the Triangle’s great park systems. Across the Triangle area, there are thousands of acres of parkland offering everything from sports courts and fields to lakes and boat rentals to hiking and mountain biking trails.
Some of the area’s bigger parks include Umstead State Park, Bond Metropark, Pullen Park, and Lake Johnson Park… but these are just the beginning of what the Triangle has to offer.
Take an outdoor yoga class
Looking for an alternative to Youtube yoga classes or want to try something new? Head to an outdoor yoga class in the Raleigh area. Yoga Inspired Raleigh offers afternoon and morning Yoga in the Park, and Raleigh City Farm hosts Yoga at the Farm (in addition to a Farmstand and Wine & Weeds events).
Watch a drive-in movie
Bring back the good old days of drive-in movies at Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre. They stream two movies a night, seven days a week in the summer and 52 weekends a year. The movie starts at dusk, and you can preorder food and tickets online before the show.
Shop local at a farmers market
Avoid the crowded and enclosed grocery store and do a little outdoor shopping at a local farmers market. North Carolina State Farmers Market might be the largest, but it’s hardly the only farmers market in the Triangle area.
Almost every town in the Triangle has its own farmers market—Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, several neighborhoods in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, Wendell, Zebulon, Clayton… and more.
Take a hike
Hiking is a great way to get some exercise while taking an up-close-and-personal look at your town. The Capital Area Greenway System connects various communities throughout the Triangle across miles of paved and unpaved trails.
The Neuse River Trail extends 27+ miles from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake/Johnston County line. Walnut Creek Trail is an unpaved 15-mile trail starting in Southeast Raleigh at the Neuse River Trail that travels through the NC Farmers Market and NC State University to Lake Johnson Park.
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