With over 220 stores, including high-end restaurants such as P.F. Chang’s and Brio, the Crabtree Valley Mall is one of North Carolina’s premier shopping destinations. There are many upscale clothing shops to shop around, from Banana Republic to Brooks’ Brothers to J. Crew. With valet parking and luxurious interiors, this mall is a trendy destination for visitors to the Raleigh area.
4325 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC (919) 787-8993
Lauded as the finest menswear store in North Carolina, Liles Clothing Studio offers tailor-made clothing for men with style and taste. Although it requires a healthy budget for high-end clothing, this boutique partners with designers in New York to provide the best clothing and accessories to men in North Carolina.
4350 Lassiter at North Hills Ave #106, Raleigh, NC (919) 510-5556
Known for its wine and painting events, Artistic Abandon offers design and artistic expertise to help customers paint their own masterpieces, even when a bit tipsy. Where else can you paint your own Van Gogh and drink a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon with friends? Artistic Abandon is just one example of the artsy cultural activities this vibrant neighborhood has for visitors.
7459 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC (919) 901-7385
This historic park, located on Crabtree Creek, has many trails and views of stately Raleigh homes. This is also a great place to spot wildlife such as blue herons and other animals native to North Carolina. Though the old mill — the namesake of the park — is now surrounded by homes, this spot is special during all four seasons.