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Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Introduction

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, formerly known as Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, is an outdoor amphitheater that’s been hosting major festivals and performances since it opened in 1991. Operated by concert giant Live Nation, the amphitheater has a capacity of 20,000 people comprising its reserved open-air and covered seating, plus general admission tickets for the lawn area. It’s located on a 77-acre property adjacent to Walnut Creek, about 5.8 miles from downtown Raleigh, near Interstates 40 and 440. The season runs from April through October.

Hotels near Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

There’s a wide array of accommodations near Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, most of them west or north of the park. Some of the nearby 3.5-star hotels feature indoor pools, fitness rooms, restaurants, and bars. Of course, there are budget options too, including simple inns and extended-stay options with kitchenettes. If you’d like to avoid higher hotel prices along with the heat and humidity, try not to visit from June through August. Spring and fall offer cooler temperatures and lower hotel costs, but the best bargains will be found in winter when tourists tend to stay home.

Where to stay near Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek is located in Southeast Raleigh. Just north of the amphitheater is New Bern Avenue, where you’ll find chain hotels, big-box retail outlets, and fast food eateries. One of the Raleigh’s most popular regions is Downtown, a lively area that offers restaurants and nightlife in the Capital District, Fayetteville Street District, and the cobblestone streets of Moore Square, along with the Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and a historic 1914 City Market. It's near Glenwood South, a hip and trendy thoroughfare offering eateries, art galleries, and boutiques.

Things to see near Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Known as the state’s most popular museum, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is also the biggest of its kind in the southeast with over 1.7 million specimens on exhibit. Interactive experiences at the nearby Marbles Kids Museum may be a good choice for kids, and Pullen Park could also keep children entertained as there are playgrounds, paddle boats, and an aquatic center. The North Carolina Museum of Art displays works from the Renaissance to contemporary times, 14 miles northwest of the amphitheater. For nature lovers, the 33-mile-long paved Neuse River Greenway Trail offers opportunities for walking and cycling.

How to get to Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek is near Interstates 40 and 440, and is most easily accessible by car. The city offers an extensive network of buses connecting tourist attractions, including Moore Square, although the closest stop is 33 minutes from the park. Amtrak has a terminal at Raleigh Station, which is 6.7 miles away in the city center. Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 22 miles from Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, is about halfway between Raleigh and Durham off I-40. The Capital Area Greenway, including the Neuse River Trail, also connects parks throughout the city.