It’s a date: downtown Raleigh

It’s a date is a series that will explore date night ideas for couples, play dates for kids, as well as family dates throughout the Triangle. The first stop in the series features downtown Raleigh, a place I have spent too much time exploring and loving over the past eight years…

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It was supposed to be a date, like a date date. But, those are a bit more difficult to come by with our adorable nine month old addition. So, date nights look different. But, you know, its just right for us and this season of life.

it's a date

it's a date

This summer, downtown Raleigh offered a free movie each Friday night in May and June complete with live music and food trucks. We finally made it this past Friday after a few weeks of talking about going.

it's a date

It was, unfortunately, the last one of the summer.  If you missed out on the free movie nights there are plenty of other free, outside events you could try in the downtown area.  First Friday has been a long time favorite of mine: walking, art, music, what’s not to love? They also offer a food truck rodeo throughout the summer on Sundays and on Thursday nights there is a free music series with food trucks as well. So if you’re looking for a fun, usually free or cheap date night idea check out Downtown Raleigh events.

it's a date

But the night, our date, was great. We walked, we talked, and just sat down and enjoyed being a part of the energy and life of the city for a bit.  Since we had J with us we just stayed for the food and music part. The movie didn’t start till after dark, so we didn’t even try. You guys understand right?

it's a date

So, our date ended on our front steps talking and dreaming about the days and years ahead as the day turned to night.

Anyone make it to the movie series this summer? Anyone get a date night recently? Or have other great date night ideas? We’d love to hear about them!


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