Pullen Park is conveniently located right on the outskirts of downtown Raleigh and the perfect place to while away an afternoon. With plenty of natural beauty to take in and several man-made additions that are perfect for entertaining kiddos (or your inner kid) there's no shortage of fun to be had. Rent a paddle boat, cruise around and around on the carousel or take a train ride on the C.P. Huntington miniature train, a one-third size, near-replica of the famous locomotive of the same name.
There are also tennis courts, softball fields, a community center and art center and aquatic center if you're interested in exploring any latent hobbies!