We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Are there any really good antique shops in and around...

1 post
Save Topic
Are there any really good antique shops in and around...

We are coming to Raleigh from B'ham and don't know anything about Raleigh. Our son is living there right now but he won't be home. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Jennie

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Natural History Museums, Science Museums
Marbles Kids Museum
Children's Museums, History Museums, Science Museums
3 posts
1 review
Save Reply
1. Re: Are there any really good antique shops in and around...

Well, best thing u can do for ur selves is buy a city street map, there are so many streets, u can get lost very easily.

We got lost for 2 hrs one time in 1992, cause we were too stubborn to buy a map.

Best places to get street maps are the big gas stations. :)

Oh and watchout for the speed limit signs, our troopers love their job and your safety, so dont go 5 mi over any posted limit. Safety belts are a must!

Also, most towns have a 25 to 35 mi/hr speed limit in general.

Route 440 is called the Inner Beltline. Its a very large circle, u can drive around it, takes 20 minutes from start to end. Inside the Inner Beltline is the heart of Raleigh, like 5 points and the capitol, oh and NCSU.

If u wanted to goto NCSU, goto 440 North from 64 West and take the Hillsborough Ave exit, make a left and go down a few miles, you'll see the campus and many related buildings.

You'll see signs for 440 North and 440 South.

440 north takes u to the upper parts of Raleigh and 440 South to the southern parts of Raleigh.

There's also a new hwy called 540, which is between Raleigh and Durham. It connects to many of Raleigh's major Northern roads.

Then there's 40 East and 40 West. and Route 1 goes thru Raleigh and turns into a highway that goes to Sanford, and Pinehurst.

if u wanted to goto Greensboro, you would take 40 West for about an hour.

If u wanted to goto Benson, you would take 40 East for about the same time.

40 East will also take u to parts of clayton via ex 312.

What they don't tell u about 40 East is that it actually goes South east in a diagonal direction and follows parallel to Route 70 South.

A good 2 hrs on Route 70 South would take you to New Bern, a nice old city on the coast.

If you're coming from 95 then take the route 64 West exit, and 1 hour later u'll be in the Raleigh Area.

But theres a new change near the end of Route 64 near Raleigh, there's a split to Knighdale, a right exit ramp, OR keep bearing left for a faster new thruway to Raleigh.

At the end of the that new hwy is a choice for 440 S or North.

440 South will get u more industrialized areas, 440 North will get u to more shopping areas and college campuses.

3 posts
1 review
Save Reply
2. Re: Are there any really good antique shops in and around...

PS: Hillsborough Street will take u right up to the center of the cap of Raleigh within about 15 minutes.

it won't take u back to 440.

Raleigh NC
Level Contributor
66 posts
3 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Are there any really good antique shops in and around...

If youa re looking for high-end antique shops, I would check Glenwood Av near Hillsborough St. I would probably lean toward going to Selma, a town about 30 minutes away off US 70, which considers itself and "antique Mecca." It is an old town just north of Smithfield that has rebuilt its abandoned downtown into many antique stores and antique malls. Added bonus: hop over to Smithfield and go to the outlet center with probably 100 factory stores.

4. Re: Are there any really good antique shops in and around...

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 8:17 am, August 16, 2009
Still have questions?
Post your own question so other travelers can help.
Ask a question