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Day Trips from Raleigh

Do you need a get-away from the Raleigh area? Do you want to entertain your house guests for day? Then check out these options for day trips from Raleigh, North Carolina.

All drive times are one-way approximate drive time from downtown Raleigh.

Less than 1 hour drive from Raleigh

WhatWhyLocation
De Hart Botanical GardensBeautiful 92-acre botanical garden with almost 4 miles of hiking trailLouisburg, NC

1-2 hours drive from Raleigh

WhatWhyLocation
Medoc Mountain State ParkHiking and star-gazing
Hollister, NC
Sylvan Heights Bird ParkSee rare and endangered birdsScotland Neck, NC

If you don’t have time for a day trip, check these suggestions for things to do in Raleigh.