School will be out before you know it. It's time to start planning for another exciting summer in the Triangle. Whether you're looking to keep your kids busy exploring the outdoors or enjoying educational attractions, you'll find no shortage of great options in Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. Our real estate agents are here to help you prepare for the season, with a guide to must-do day trips in the Triangle for your family.
Art, Outdoor Fun, Museums, and Gorgeous Gardens
- Marbles Kids Museum – 201 East Hargett St., Raleigh 27601
Raleigh homes for sale offer access to a host of great museums for all ages, perfect for a summer getaway. Marbles Kids Museum has hands-on learning opportunities, kid-friendly exhibits, and play areas that fuel the imagination.
- Frankie's Fun Park – 11190 Fun Park Dr., Raleigh 27617
Set out on a classic summer getaway to Frankie's Fun Park, where go-karts, rides, and tons of arcade games deliver entertainment for all ages.
- North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences – 11 West Jones St., Raleigh 27601
Enjoy educational exhibits, 3D films, research opportunities, and the unique Natural Exploration Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
- North Carolina Museum of Art – 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh 27607
North Carolina Museum of Art is a fantastic place to visit if you love the arts, with extensive exhibits, live performances, and free opportunities to explore NC art history.
- Eno River State Park – 6101 Cole Mill Rd., Durham 27705
Durham homes for sale make it easy to reach Eno River State Park, one of the most amazing outdoor destinations in the Triangle. With more than 30 miles of trails, streams, fishing spots, and more, this park is perfect for exploring Durham's natural side.
- Sarah P. Duke Gardens – 420 Anderson St., Durham 27708
Catch the best summer blooms at Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Named by TripAdvisor as one of the top ten public gardens in the United States, Duke Gardens is 55 acres of landscaped and wooded public gardens located on the campus of Duke University.
- Bennett Place State Historic Site - 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd., Durham 27705
Durham is home to a number of noteworthy historic sites significant in our country's history. Bennett Place State Historic Site is the site where the largest Civil War Confederate troop surrender occurred.
- Carolina Basketball Museum – 450 Skipper Bowles Dr., Chapel Hill 27514
There's no doubt that Chapel Hill homes for sale put you in the heart of Carolina's basketball country, and the Carolina Basketball Museum is a great place to learn about local hoops traditions. Discover the history of one of NC's most storied basketball programs.
- Coker Arboretum at UNC-Chapel Hill – 399 E Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill 27514
Visit the UNC Campus to explore the Coker Arboretum, one of the country's most beautiful gardens. The arboretum features more than 100 species of trees, along with thousands of flowers in a beautiful, natural setting.
- 1870 Farm - 1224 Old Lystra Rd, Chapel Hill 27517
The 1870 Farm in Chapel Hill is located not far from UNC and the heart of downtown Chapel Hill. The 1870 Farm is a 17- acre educational farm with gardens and nearly 70 animals ranging from chickens and bunnies to alpacas. Give them a call to schedule a farm tour, birthday party, kids class or field trip.
Still searching for the perfect home close to all of the great summer attractions and getaways in the Triangle? Contact us to buy and sell homes in Durham, and throughout the Triangle.