Triangle Glides offers Segway, electric bike, and stand-up paddleboard sales, rentals, and lessons. Located inside the historic City Market, the store is a great place to begin a local outdoor adventure. City explorers can choose from a number of guided Segway tours around parts of Raleigh, including downtown, Oakwood, the City Center, and elsewhere. The electric bikes make riding up the city's hills a breeze, and paddleboards are a great way to check out local water features like Lake Wheeler.
DECO Raleigh is a gift shop that features the work of local artisans in pottery, prints, cards, jewelry, textiles and t-shirts. The art deco style sign out front leads to a storehouse of the artisan’s work and more, including postcards, prints, candles and anything one might need to make a unique gift. The store has a parklet out front for prime downtown seating, and hosts art-related events from time to time.
Opened in 1972, Crabtree Valley Mall is one the largest malls in the Southeastern United States, with 1,326,000 square feet (123,189 square meters) of over 200 shops and restaurants. Visitors will find an array of shopping options for gifts, furniture, toys, books, electronics, and clothing. A large food court with a handful of restaurants keeps shopper energy levels up. The mall hosts events geared toward visitors and the greater Raleigh community throughout the year.
This consummate wine shop founded by three friends and wine industry veterans offers an inviting atmosphere for wine purchasing and tasting. Wines from around the world are featured here, with an emphasis on traditional growing regions including France, Italy, and Portugal. The shop hosts weekly events and classes on the history of wines and particular growing regions. Wine lovers will be delighted at the shop’s attention to detail, but the emphasis on provisions besides wine, like sake, chocolate, and olive oil, adds a nice touch of versatility.
Enjoy the flurry and excitement at this market that specializes in selling local produce. Farm fresh fruits, vegetables, and other organic produce are easily available here. After sampling the many peaches, eggplants and tomatoes, one can also pick out a few colorful flowers for the garden or purchase bread, confections, and craft items that are sold by busy vendors offering bargains.
Escazu Artisan Chocolates is a “bean to bar”—the chocolate equivalent of “farm to table”—chocolate maker, with a shop and factory in the same location. The shop is notable for its small-scale artisan production, where chocolate beans imported from an organic farm in Venezuela are roasted and grinded on antique machinery using traditional methods. The chocolate here comes in creative blends of flavors, and a variety of thoughtful confections.
Walmart requires no introduction. Drive down to the outlet on Chapel Hill Road for whatever you may need.
Dover Saddlery is an acclaimed chain selling equestrian essentials. This Dover Saddlery outlet finds itself in the northern suburbs of the city and stocks an elaborate collection of horse riding gear, stable requisites and other accessories. The friendly staff at this Saddlery store also assist new riders to choose the best products as per their needs and requirements.