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5 places to find peace + quiet in Raleigh

Escape noise pollution in places of solitude in the Triangle.

People looking at the Freedom Park beacon.

Nature is sometimes one of the best places to find peace and quiet.

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Raleigh is an ever growing, bustling city with plenty of fun and food to go around. It even ranked No. 6 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best places to live in 2024.

Not surprisingly, with all of the excitement that the city has to offer, it can get pretty noisy. Based on research conducted by Earth.FM, the City of Oaks ranked the No. 66 loudest city in the US.

Where can locals go when they need a moment of peace and quiet? According to Earth.FM, the City of Oaks has plenty to offer.

More than 15 places were identified and scored in and around the city for people looking to escape the impacts of noise pollution in a peaceful environment. Earth.FM’s methodology considered:

  • Reviews of the attractions that include words like “quiet,” “peaceful,” or “tranquil”
  • The average visitor rating at each location
  • The attraction’s popularity and how that impacts its peacefulness

Here are five of the best places to visit on your next quest for tranquility, ranked in order of their Quiet Scores.

  • Raleigh Little Theatre Rose Garden | 5.45/6 | Stop and smell the roses from dawn until dusk at this year-round garden.
  • Historic Yates Mill County Park | 4.91/6 | Enjoy a variety of outside activities from walking to fishing at this multi-use historic park.
  • Lake Johnson Park | 4.61/6 | Explore 100+ acres of nature filled with paths and water.
  • Umstead State Park | 4.26/6 | Take in the stroll-worthy trails while admiring the lakes and taking a rest at the picnic shelters if needed.
  • Neuse River Trail | 3.72/6 | Wander the 27.5-long trail and enjoy the sounds of Mother Nature along with scenic views, a boardwalk, and historical sights.
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