Adventure Activities in Raleigh -- Try if You Dare

by Kala Ambrose, an AOL Travel ContributorPosted Sep 8th 2010 01:41 PM

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Raleigh, a quiet southern town located two hours from the ocean to the east and four hours from the mountains to the west, is known as one of the hot spots for technology in the nation, with nearby Research Triangle Park providing jobs in the high tech, bio tech and pharmaceutical fields. Harmoniously designed with an abundance of parks and greenways, Raleigh and her surrounding sister towns of Apex and Cary win awards every year as safe areas with good schools and affordable housing. The area boasts a high concentration of entrepreneurs, engineers and professors, along with a plethora of soccer moms and their kids.

While this news is good for the pocketbook and the family, locals often wonder what to do for excitement in the area and scratch their heads when thinking of how to entertain out of town guests. After all, one can only ride a bike and hike for so many hours, and then the search begins for some nightlife and adventure in the city.

Find yourself in this predicament? Well, have we got news for you! Raleigh isn't the same old town it used to be. While you've been working 60+ hours a week in your cube, emerging only to fuel up on a Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks, Raleigh has spiced itself up and come alive. Don't believe us? Then take a look at these five suggestions for the best adventure activity in Raleigh, North Carolina and give one a try.


Lose Your Cool at the Fear Farms Haunted Scream Park


Grab your friends and freak out during the month of October at the Fear Farm. This adventure activity in Raleigh allows you to walk into the haunted Farm House, Slaughterhouse, Fear Forest, Black Hole, and Phear Academy before wandering through the largest corn maze in North Carolina. Your journey ends in Seymour's House of Dreams, a newly designed 3D haunted house, which takes fright night to a whole new level as the dreams of a madman are brought to life. With eight haunted attractions to choose from, the Fear Farm is reserved for only the most daring individuals in Raleigh. Be advised that this is not for children under 12, those with a bad heart or other life-threatening medical issues. Please visit their website for the Fear Farm schedule.

Clayton Fear Farm
1620 Loop Road
Clayton, NC 27527
919-553-0016
Admission: Combo tickets are $25, single attraction tickets are $12


Release Your Inner Diva at Legends Night Club


Located in one of the Bible Belt cities of the South, where the state controls and runs the liquor stores, Legends brings a bit of an edge to Raleigh. This is a popular gay bar that features live entertainment, a large dance floor with a DJ, game room and a Grecian-inspired outdoor patio centered around a large fountain. The always-entertaining female-impersonator shows rival those of South Beach and attract a mix of straight and gay patrons. Local tip -don't miss bingo with Mary K. Mart on Sundays.

Legends Night Club
330 West Hargett Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-831-8888


Invite the Other Woman into Your Home


Haven't you always wanted to say - "My assistant will take care of that"? If so, maybe it's time you meet The Other Woman, a locally owned and operated cleaning and concierge service located in Cameron Village. The company provides non-toxic green cleaning supplies and offers a wide variety of services including errand running, dog walking, and closet organization. With affordable rates and flexible scheduling, you'll soon be asking yourself why you didn't invite the other woman into your home years ago.

The Other Woman, Inc.
2113 Cameron Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
919-832-1756


Date Night with a Twist on Dinner and a Movie


No, this adventure activity in Raleigh doesn't mean spending the night as a couch-potato-loving, cheap date. Get up, get out and take your sweetheart to Raleighwood, a theater and restaurant offering nachos, sub sandwiches, salads, burgers and chicken, along with beer and wine served at your tableside theater seats. Daily menu specials include half price wing nights, pizza parties, and Cinderella ice cream sundaes. It's like a drive-in, but with air conditioning and better bathrooms. Plan your next birthday outing and experience one of the best adventure activities in Raleigh, or better yet, talk your boss into a company outing there. Hurrah for Raleighwood-- isn't that how the song goes?

Raleighwood
6609 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-847-0326
Hours: Call for movie times


Take a Pole Dancing Class


Bring a whole new meaning to Girl's or Mommy's Night Out with pole dancing classes at Aradia in Raleigh. The adventure activities don't stop there. Classes continue with belly dancing, lap dancing, and burlesque shows. Sessions incorporate dance and strength training for a full body workout and can be tailored to accommodate women of all ages, sizes and abilities. Upcoming classes include Yoga Flirt, Daisy Dukes, Hip Hop Hotties and Pole Jam. Commemorate your experience and training by scheduling a series of boudoir photos to be taken in order to create your own personal album. For a bachelorette party that you and your friends will never forget, Aradia also offers toy parties, erotic workshops and other adult sensual education classes. For the more daring people in Raleigh, Aradia is the place to go. Class times and prices vary; please contact for details.

Aradia Fitness
8420 Chapel Hill Road
Suite 117
Cary, NC 27513
919-801-2141


Kala Ambrose is an award-winning author, columnist, and radio host. She is the author of 9 Life Altering Lessons: Secrets of the Mystery Schools Unveiled. Read her blog on Red Room
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