The 10 Best Things To Do In Cary, North Carolina

Explore the charming downtown area, known for its historic buildings, local shops, and a variety of dining options. The area often hosts events and festivals.

Downtown Cary

Attend a concert or event at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre, a scenic outdoor venue surrounded by Symphony Lake and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre

Take a stroll through the beautiful SAS Campus and explore the surrounding trails. The campus is known for its modern architecture and well-maintained landscapes.

SAS Campus and Trails

Visit the Page-Walker Arts & History Center, a historic building that now serves as a cultural center. It often hosts art exhibitions, events, and educational programs.

Page-Walker Arts & History Center

Immerse yourself in the local arts scene at the Cary Arts Center, which offers classes, performances, and galleries showcasing the work of local artists.

Cary Arts Center

Explore the Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, known for its unique plant life and hiking trails. The Stevens Nature Center on-site provides educational programs.

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Experience the local craft beer scene at the Cary Ale House & Brewing Company. Enjoy a variety of craft brews in a friendly atmosphere.

Cary Ale House & Brewing Company

While not directly in Cary, the NCMA is a short drive away and offers an impressive collection of art, both indoors and in the beautiful outdoor park.

North Carolina Museum of Art 

Spend a day at Fred G. Bond Metro Park, featuring a lake, walking trails, playgrounds, and sports facilities. It's a great place for family outings and outdoor recreation.

Fred G. Bond Metro Park

Enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking and picnicking, in the serene setting of William B. Umstead State Park. The park offers trails and natural beauty just a short drive from Cary.

William B. Umstead State Park

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