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Raleigh overview

Raleigh is special for its live music, natural features, and sports, and known for its wineries and historical sites. You'll appreciate the coffee and bar choices. Take a campus tour or explore the surrounding area of Duke University and University of North Carolina. Popular sights like North Carolina State Capitol and PNC Arena won't disappoint. A family- and business-friendly area, Raleigh also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Raleigh

With a wide assortment of lodging choices to choose from, Raleigh has options to suit everyone's style. There are 249 hotels in the Raleigh area and you can shop as many as 42 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 30%.
  • • 71 2-star hotels with an average price of $48 per night
  • • 138 3-star hotels with an average price of $71 per night
  • • 30 4-star hotels with an average price of $99 per night
  • • 2 5-star hotels with an average price of $210 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 39227 user reviews of Raleigh hotels:
  • • Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh / Crabtree Valley (Raleigh)
  • • Hyatt House Raleigh North Hills (Raleigh)
  • • Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport/Brier Creek (Raleigh)
  • • Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Crabtree Valley (Raleigh)
  • • Hampton Inn and Suites Raleigh/Cary I-40 (RBC Center) (Raleigh)

How to get to Raleigh

Fly in to Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.), 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from downtown Raleigh. Raleigh Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Raleigh

Outdoorsy fun is on hand such as adventure tours, wine tasting, and sporting events, along with attractions such as:
  • • Mordecai Historic Park
  • • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens
  • • Kentwood Park
  • • Lassiter Mill Historic Park
  • • Historic Oak View County Park
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Raleigh Rose Garden
  • • WRAL Azalea Gardens
  • • Buffaloe Road Aquatic Center
  • • Frankie's Fun Park
  • • Herndon Hills Farm
Live music, museums, and theaters are top draws, along with cultural places like:
  • • Red Hat Amphitheater
  • • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
  • • North Carolina Theatre
  • • Raleigh Little Theater
  • • North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theater
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Historic City Market
  • • Raleigh Flea Market
  • • North Hills Shopping Center
  • • Crabtree Valley Mall
  • • Crossroads Plaza
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • North Carolina State Capitol
  • • PNC Arena
  • • Duke University
  • • Kenan Stadium
  • • University of North Carolina

When to visit Raleigh

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 68°F day, 31°F night
  • • April-June: 90°F day, 44°F night
  • • July-September: 90°F day, 56°F night
  • • October-December: 77°F day, 31°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 10.8 inches
  • • April-June: 9.7 inches
  • • July-September: 13.3 inches
  • • October-December: 9.4 inches