Ridgewood is close to many of Raleigh’s well-known sights. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fascinating J.C. Raulston Arboretum and the iconic North Carolina Museum of Art. Two other popular spots that are located within a short distance of Ridgewood are the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and the Crabtree Valley Mall.
Holiday makers in Ridgewood, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, should head to the nearby cultural attractions. Admire, learn and be thoroughly entertained in the variety of museums including the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Raleigh City Museum. Experience established and up-and-coming artists strut their stuff at the Red Hat Amphitheater, the Raleigh Little Theater and the Raleigh City Auditorium.
To surround yourself with nature, plan a trip to the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. There are some great urban parks, so take a picnic blanket to Pullen Park. Discover the area’s birdlife with a visit to a lake in the area such as Lake Johnson.
Head to the North Hills Shopping Center to get in some retail therapy.
For a real taste of Ridgewood, think about booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the Hyatt Place Raleigh West, the Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown - Capital, and the Days Inn Raleigh Downtown.