Things to do in Raleigh, North Carolina
From the big-city excitement of college and professional sports such as Carolina Hurricanes hockey at the PNC Arena and NC State University basketball, to down-home Southern town attractions, Raleigh, NC has it all. Stay at our fresh new, centrally located Raleigh hotel and enjoy a wealth of activities and fun things to do in and around historic downtown Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina.
PNC Arena -
The PNC Arena is Raleigh's largest sports and performance venue, home to the Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey team, as well as NC State University basketball, and international touring acts such as Hank Williams, Jr., Salt N Pepa, and Ringling Bros. Circus. For more information, visit www.thepncarena.com.
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) -
Getting to and from our Raleigh, NC hotel is a snap when you fly into RDU Airport. Located in the heart of North Carolina, RDU Airport offers the latest high-tech services and amenities, and provides access to 9 major airlines, seven regional carriers, and some 34 destinations. For information, go to www.rdu.com.
North Carolina State Fair -
Home to North Carolina's largest indoor/outdoor flea market and the annual State Fair, the fairgrounds also host a variety of expos, auto and dog shows, roller derby, and rodeos. For a schedule of events, please visit www.ncstatefair.org.
Triangle Aquatic Center -
The world class Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) is the premiere public aquatic facility in North Carolina. At 72,000 sq. ft. the TAC is the largest facility of its kind in North Carolina. To meet the various aquatic needs of the Triangle area, the new facility includes: Three pools - a 50-meter Competition Pool, a 25-yard Program Pool as well as a warm water Instructional Pool and comfortable spectator seating for the multiple events the center hosts throughout the year with capacity for up to 1000 spectators. For more information, please visit www.triangleaquatics.org.
Historic Downtown Raleigh -
At the heart of the Triangle area, downtown Raleigh comprises 110 blocks and offers a vibrant mix of urban attractions, acclaimed restaurants, parks, museums, and events for young and old alike. From Fayetteville Street to the Capitol, there's a world of cultural attractions to explore in downtown Raleigh. For more information, go to www.visitraleigh.com.
North Carolina State University -
One of the nation's top public universities, NC State University is North Carolina's hub for top-notch college athletics, including NC State Wolfpack football at Carter Finley Stadium, and NC State Men's Basketball at the PNC Arena, located just two miles from Wingate Raleigh hotel. For schedules and information, go to www.ncsu.edu.
Carter-Finley Stadium -
Built in 1966, Carter Finley Stadium is the home base of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team. An extremely popular venue with seats in extremely close proximity to the field, Carter-Finley Stadium football season tickets sell out year after year. For more information, go to www.carterfinley.com.
WakeMed Soccer Park -
Located in nearby Cary, North Carolina, WakeMed Soccer Park is a 150-acre complex that hosts professional soccer matches, college and high school tournaments, and events ranging from lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee
to town concerts. It also is home to a professional cross-country course. For information, please visit www.townofcary.org.
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion -
Formerly known as the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, the Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC is a major concert and performance venue that has hosted the likes of the Jonas Brothers and Jimmy Buffet. Featuring natural outdoor acoustics and a state-of-the-art sound system, it's a great place to catch some of the country's biggest touring acts. For information, go to www.livenation.com.
Raleigh Convention Center -
Opened in 2008, the Raleigh Convention Center hosts conventions, conferences, and trade shows from 50 to 5000. Flooded with natural light and equipped with the latest technology, the convention center lies in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC, within easy reach of our hotel. For more information, go www.raleighconvention.com.
Research Triangle Park -
Raleigh's center for industry and scientific research, Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the country. Home to organizations such as IBM, Cisco Systems, Inc., the Research Triangle Institute, and Glaxo. RTP is a world-renowned center for innovation and scientific discovery. For information, go to www.rtp.org.