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Raleigh - Durham International Airport (RDU)
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Places to go and things to see are in no short supply in Raleigh, North Carolina. The state's capital is as quintessentially Southern as it gets, and is known nation-wide for its museums and historic neighbourhoods. The nearby Appalachian Mountains make for picturesque and serene landscapes as the nearly 500 million-year-old mountain range covers half the state.
Raleigh has a varied collection of neighborhoods and cultural hubs, each with its own personality and style. The city's grandiose main street, Fayetteville Street, exemplifies Raleigh as a distinguished southern city, with upscale restaurants and modern high-rises coupled with historic architecture. Fayetteville Street is decked out with public art, outdoor cafés and expansive sidewalks, perfect for taking this neighbourhood in on foot.
The warehouse district offers up an eclectic array of local shops, dining options, and antique stores. This neighbourhood is home to the Contemporary Art Museum and perfect to wander around during the day as its laid back atmosphere juxtaposes the hustle and bustle of Fayetteville Street.
If you're looking to take in the city's creative offerings, Moore Square is at the heart of Raleigh's arts and cultural entertainment centre. Locally curated art galleries and the Marbles Kids Museum serve as the perfect mix of arts attractions for families. Chalk full of restaurants and clubs, this is also a great nightlife spot and provides numerous cuisine and dining options sure to satisfy any visitor. City Market, a downtown legend in Raleigh, is located just south of Moore Square Park and offers a throng of retail shops and makes for a perfection destination for those looking to take something special home from their trip.
No neighbourhood in downtown Raleigh does hip and trendy like Glenwood South. Avant-garde restaurants line the locally revered Glenwood Avenue to create the perfect people watching spot on a warm summer night in Raleigh.
If you've had your fill of arts, culture and fare, Raleigh's NHL hockey team the Carolina Hurricane play at the RBC Centre where a good atmosphere and family-friendly crowds make this an excellent place to spend an evening during fall and winter. As well, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in the North Carolina Museum of History exhibits personal items donated by over 300 inductees, making it a must-see for any sports-fan.
North Carolina's state capital offers unique neighbourhoods and a progressive culture that still maintains its southern roots. You're sure to be welcomed and won over by the true charm of the American south. For more information to help you plan your trip, go to visitraleigh.com
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