We know you’ll love living at your new home here in Holding Village. Yet as great as your house is, you’re not going to spend all of your time at home! Luckily, there are many things to do right outside of the neighborhood. Wake Forest, NC has something for everyone!
Wake Forest is a beautiful small town with enough history, culture, dining, shopping, and activities to keep your family entertained for days on end. Your weekend will fill up quickly with destinations like:
#1 Have a spot of tea at Sugar Magnolia Cafe & Emporium. This is way more than just a restaurant! Sugar Magnolia is a cafe, tea house, restaurant, and art emporium in the historic district of Wake Forest. Not only can you have a great cup of tea or coffee, the food is tasty, and the gift shop sells locally produced art, jewelry, crafts and more.
#2 Spend the day learning local history at the Wake Forest Historical Museum. This museum, located right off main street, has exhibits that showcase the early history of Wake Forest University. This includes sports, medicine, law, women, literature, and other interesting local facts.
#3 Get active! For the sports enthusiast family, The Factory offers ice rinks, a skate park, indoor soccer, an inflatable playground, miniature golf, and go-carts. There’s also places to shop and eat right in the same building. It’s the perfect way to spend a Saturday!
#4 Have a drink at White Street Brewing Company. White Street Brewing Co. is located in historic downtown Wake Forest. Here, you have a wide selection of handcrafted, flavorful, small-batch ales and lagers. You can enjoy them in the taproom. This brewery also crafts superb seasonal and special release brews, including the Russian Imperial Stout, Koschei the Dealthless.
#5 Head out for some peace and quiet. Falls Lake State Recreation Area is one of the largest recreational facilities in the state. It offers a wide variety of activities, like swimming, boating, camping, hiking, and fishing. There are also picnic areas and playgrounds if you just need an hour or two out of the house.
One of the best things about Wake Forest is that it is such a short distance to Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina. Your family can catch a UNC Tarheels basketball game. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is there, as well as the North Carolina Museum of Art, Neuse River Trail, Marbles Kid Museum, Pullen Park, Crabtree Valley Mall, Umstead State Park, and so much more. All of this is only about a 30 minute drive from Wake Forest!
No matter what your family loves to do in your free time, you can do it in the Wake Forest area. It’s no wonder we’re so sure you’ll love living here!