|Destination Airport IATA Code||RDU|
|Destination City Name||Raleigh|
Raleigh, the bustling capital of North Carolina, offers small town charm in a big city environment. Named for British explorer Sir Walter Raleigh the city was founded in 1792 and is known as the City of Oaks, thanks to its elegant tree-lined streets.
Raleigh’s subtropical climate means sultry summers and cool winters. Peak season runs from late-spring to the end of summer, so it pays to plan in advance at this time of year. In the summer temperatures can touch 90°F and you should also expect thunderstorms.
Spring and fall are the ideal times to visit Raleigh. The weather is comfortable, with highs in the mid-70s, and it tends to be drier and less humid than the summer months. April is the driest month, but there are only a few rainy days in October and November when flights and hotel prices are cheaper.
There are frosts and the chance of snow in the winter, but only rarely does the temperature stay below freezing.
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Raleigh-Durham International Airport is around 18 miles northwest of downtown Raleigh. It is a connecting airport for carriers serving the east coast and lots of airlines fly here. Around 13 million passengers pass through its doors each year.
When you book a direct flight to Raleigh you can choose from several airlines, including:
The 100 bus takes visitors from the airport into Raleigh, and there are many other bus and trolley services around the city.
Taxis are also available at the airport to take you direct to your hotel or to connecting trains and coaches.
Raleigh is spread out, so walking is not a viable option, however, as one of the first planned cities the road layout is simple to navigate, which makes hiring a car and driving the best option for getting around. Hiring a car also gives you the freedom to explore the ‘Triangle’ between Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.
With old-style carousels, paddle boats and a miniature train, there is a vintage feel to Pullen Park. Here you will also find hiking trails through lush vegetation, the chance to catch a show at the theater and a lively arts center.
Don’t miss the historic State Capitol. Built in 1840 in the Greek Revival style the building, which has a 30m copper dome, has recently been renovated but still retains many original features.
Close to the Capitol are two of Raleigh’s best museums, the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
As befits a city with plenty of history, antiques are big business in Raleigh. Head down Fairview Road to see what’s on offer.
Raleigh’s foodie scene is making waves, and its bars and restaurants are starting to earn national attention. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest high-end restaurant, food truck, craft brewery or chocolate shop to make waves.
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