Wake Forest, N.C.

30 minutes from downtown Raleigh

A hot dog at Shorty’s and a visit to the Olde English Tea Room are absolute musts in this 100-year-old town. Shop at The Cotton Company, Old Magnolia Trading Company or the N.C. Specialty Shops, where you make your own gift basket of Tarheel souvenirs. Stroll through other shops and art galleries dotting the historic downtown commercial district. Visit The Wake Forest Historical Museum and the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (which was the Wake Forest College campus before that school moved to Winston-Salem in the fifties). For the sports enthusiast, The Factory offers ice rinks, a skate park, indoor soccer, an inflatable playground, miniature golf and go-carts–while Heritage Golf Club offers the best in play any time of the year.

Photo: ©Julie Shuey 

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Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

421 Fayetteville St., Ste. 1505  
Raleigh, NC 27601   1.800.849.8499

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