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Crabtree Valley Mall Introduction

Crabtree Valley Mall is one of the largest malls in the region, measuring over 1,300,000 square feet. Adjacent to Crabtree Creek, it opened in 1972. Since its inception, it has drawn visitors from across Central and Eastern North Carolina. Some of its original retailers were classic department stores, like Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimers. Today, it’s home to hundreds of chain stores and restaurants. The mall also hosts regular events, including food drives and concerts. It has also been the site of several entertainment industry casting calls, for films like Iron Man 3 and television programs such as American Idol.

Hotels near Crabtree Valley Mall

There are several 2- and 3-star hotels within a few miles of the mall. Most of them offer basic amenities, such as fitness centers, indoor pools, and free breakfast. Raleigh tends to be most comfortable in the spring and fall. For a cooler breeze, it’s best to arrive in March or April, but September promises highs in the low 80s. Rooms are rarely high-priced in general in Raleigh, but there may be some deeper discounts in the fall. December through February are prime basketball months, so out-of-towners seeking rooms during this period may have some competition.

Where to stay near Crabtree Valley Mall

About 3.5 miles south of the mall, the Hayes Barton Historic District is a prestigious neighborhood renowned for its collection of handsome estates in a variety of architectural styles, ranging from Georgian to Tudor Revivals. Downtown Raleigh is about 6 miles from the mall, and it’s a hub of activity, with plentiful dining options, vibrant nightlife, and charming boutiques. A few miles east of North Carolina State University is Cameron Village, a planned community founded in 1949 whose highlight is a vibrant open-air shopping mall divided into distinctive blocks.

Things to see near Crabtree Valley Mall

Pullen Park is about 7 miles south of the mall and one of the oldest amusement parks in the country. It features a playground, paddleboats, a carousel, and a miniature train. About a 10-minute drive north of the park is the North Carolina Museum of Art, which was developed in the early 1920s and is home to countless exhibits, as well as an amphitheater and a monument park. The North Carolina Museum of History is just about a mile away from the park, and it’s known primarily for its commemoration of the 1903 Flyer honoring the Wright brothers' first flight.

How to get to Crabtree Valley Mall

The mall is accessible from almost all points in the Triangle, North Carolina, and the Southeast. It’s within easy reach of 1-40, US 70, and 1-540, and is right off the Inner Beltline. One of the easiest ways to navigate to the mall from anywhere in Raleigh is via GoRaleigh, the city’s bus system. Those in the Triangle can take GoTriangle into downtown Raleigh. Zipcars are also parked on Glenwood Avenue for those who wish to navigate the city on their own. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is about 13 miles from the mall.