Father’s Day around Raleigh, NC

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Father’s Day around Raleigh, NC

Raleigh. At this corner of the Research Triangle, there’s more than meets the eye, the region quietly marching forward in academics, sport, medicine, the arts and in growth. Whether tourist, returnee or local, if you’ve chosen the Raleigh area as your destination, you won’t be disappointed. Read on for some of our favorite ways to celebrate Father’s Day and get ready to experience Raleigh like never before.

Hiking around the Research Triangle

Right next door to the many famed academic institutions of the Research Triangle is of course, the beautiful North Carolina wilderness! With an abundance of breathtaking mountain trails, views over verdant seas, streams, waterfalls, caves and more, those outdoorsy dads and families will find themselves spoiled for options here around Raleigh. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve is a great place to experience the fresh air and June sunshine, some 140 acres of shaded, vibrant nature right in neighboring Cary. Families will enjoy photo opportunities and sights over winding ravines, creeks, bluffs and ridges. Lake Johnson near North Carolina State University is a great destination for biking, kayaking, pedal boats and fishing, all amid a picturesque background.


Dining around Raleigh, Research Triangle

Of course, no Father’s Day is complete without delicious food. Thankfully, with the selection of talented chefs, kitchens, eateries and restaurants around Raleigh, dads of every palate and taste will find themselves truly spoiled for options. The Carolina Inn is a classy, charming retreat into a Father’s Day brunch of local Carolina and Southern comfort foods, while Catalan Tapas Bar elevates the delicious Spanish a la carte tradition with mouthwatering and innovative dishes to share. Seasons 52 boasts an extensive menu for dining in and to-go packages for those who want to eat at home or picnic outdoors, an enviable selection of brunch cocktails to accompany their stunning upright French toast with local smoked bacon, renowned wood-grilled beef tenderloin or whole side of cedar plank-roasted salmon. Fleming’s Steakhouse is another remarkable option for Dad to consider if he’s looking for a more hearty and savory menu, offering petite filet mignon, crab stuffed shrimp scampi and lobster tail, as well as their esteemed selection of cakes and pies. 

Phillips Farms BBQ Festival and Father’s Day Celebration 

Check North Carolina style Barbecue off of your bucket list, here at Phillips Farms. This is a great location featuring live music, delicious North Carolina style barbecue and a day out with the whole Cary community. For those travelers who want a more laid back day with Dad surrounded by good music and good food, this is a solid addition to your travel plans here around Raleigh.


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