Known as the “City of Oaks,” Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina is a one-of-a-kind destination and a must see hot spot for great shopping, festivals, sports, and world-class colleges and universities. Visitors can explore historic attractions and museums; catch moving performances by performing arts groups like the nationally acclaimed Carolina Ballet, the North Carolina Symphony, and the North Carolina Theatre; and stroll the campuses of popular area colleges and universities the likes of North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University. Plan a trip to Raleigh-Durham with a flight, hotel, and car rental package from Southwest Airlines Vacations, and save up to $120 roundtrip per person because Bags Fly FREE+ with Southwest Airlines Vacations!
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RALEIGH-DURHAM ACTIVITIES, ATTRACTIONS, & TOURS
Sports Attractions in Raleigh-Durham: Cheer on your favorite collegiate or professional sports team with a visit to Raleigh-Durham. Home of North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Duke University, visitors to Raleigh-Durham can catch popular collegiate varsity basketball and football teams in action; see PGA Tour golf tournaments at pristine area golf courses, or watch the NHL’s Carolina Hurricane hit the ice.
Cultural Attractions Raleigh-Durham: Visitors to Raleigh-Durham can experience the city’s rich history with a stop at Historic Oakwood, a 20-block Victorian-era neighborhood that is one of over 60 Raleigh-Durham landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other popular arts and cultural attractions include Raleigh-Durham’s North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Opera Company of North Carolina.
Recreation in Raleigh-Durham: A vibrant destination of beautiful parks, greenways, gardens, and lakes, Raleigh-Durham is a must-see hot spot for outdoor recreation. Visitors to Raleigh-Durham can take in the natural wonders of Raleigh’s Juniper Level Botanic Gardens; go canoeing or sailing; or stroll, run, bike, and skip over 40 miles of trails spread through over 4,300 acres of Raleigh-Durham’s award-winning parks.
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