Located in North Carolina's northeast central region, Raleigh (also called the City of Oaks) is the capital and second-largest city in the state. This Southern metropolis is renowned for its top-tier educational institutions and rich cultural heritage, offering a perfect mix of culture and natural wonders. You can make the most of your vacation to the American Southeast by booking a Raleigh vacation rental, which range from tiny country cottages to quite spacious homes.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Raleigh
Properties can be chosen based on different criteria. Above, you will find the number of rentals that include a specific amenity in Raleigh. Most of the vacation rentals in Raleigh offer "Pets allowed" or "Pool," which makes it a fantastic vacation spot if you are looking for a pet-friendly rental or you're dreaming of days spent poolside. Not as many accommodations in Raleigh are available if you need a wheelchair accessible vacation rental or if you need a crib for your baby as "Crib" and "Wheelchair accessible" are not very popular amenities in Raleigh.
The Weather in Raleigh
Check out the climate diagram for Raleigh. During July, maximum temperatures go up to more than 88° No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 29° low. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is September.
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The 5 Best Restaurants in Raleigh
1. Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar
Bida Manda Restaurant and Bar in downtown Raleigh is one of America's first Laotian family-owned restaurants, offering an Asian-inspired menu in a friendly setting. The intimate decor is filled with art installations and custom graphics.
2. Brewery Bhavana
Located in Moore Square Park, Brewery Bhavana is known for its craft beers and mouth-watering dim sum specialties. Be sure to try their Xian Bing meat pie and crispy pig ears.
3. Cafe Tiramisu
Cafe Tiramisu on Falls of Neuse Road serves a range of traditional northern Italian dishes in a cozy ambiance. The menu features plenty of gluten-free options and an extensive wine selection.
4. Saint Jacques French Cuisine
Located in North Raleigh, Saint Jacques French Cuisine offers authentic French fare. Try their Vol-au-vent Saint Jacques and Carré d'agneau rôti en croûte.
5. 42nd St. Oyster Bar
The 42nd St. Oyster Bar is Raleigh's premier seafood destination, serving delicious food and a wide selection of drinks. The restaurant also offers live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
5 Family-Friendly Activities in Raleigh
1. Marbles Kids Museum
With a range of lush parks and impressive museums, you'll find endless family-friendly activities in Raleigh. Located on East Hargett Street, Marbles Kids Museum offers plenty of fun activities for kids through interactive exhibits and educational programs. Explore the land of the dinosaurs or enjoy a jungle safari during your trip to the museum.
2. Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park
Home to the North Carolina Museum of Art and covering 164 acres, Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park welcomes visitors with unique art installations and a diverse range of recreational trails. In addition to biking or jogging along the wooded trails, you can enjoy a family picnic near the Gyre Rings or simply stroll the galleries of the NCMA.
3. Blue Jay Point County Park
Spread across 236 acres, Blue Jay Point County Park offers a variety of outdoor adventure opportunities including hiking and zip lining. Featuring several zip lines and Tarzan swings, Go Ape Treetop Adventure within the park provides aerial high ropes adventure for all ages.
4. Pullen Park
Located in downtown Raleigh, Pullen Park is one of the USA's oldest amusement parks, offering amazing recreational opportunities for kids and adults alike. Take a miniature train ride or enjoy a pedal boat cruise across Lake Howell. The Park also boasts outdoor playgrounds and a performing arts venue.
5. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Featuring the Nature Research Center and the Nature Exploration Center, The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is one of America's largest natural history museums. Take a tour of the Nature Research Center to explore living collections, including reptiles and amphibians, or check out the Living Conservatory at the Nature Exploration Center.
Going Out in Raleigh
One of the nicest restaurants in the area is the upscale steakhouse The Angus Barn. Popular for special occasions, this eatery features a large wine selection and even a cigar bar. Be sure to try one of their dry-aged steaks such as the Tomahawk Ribeye. Don’t worry, you’ll still get your fill of fresh, regional vegetables as well.
The Raleigh Beer Garden is certainly the top choice if you want to grab a drink. Offering an astonishing 350 different types of beer, this venue is a beer haven. With several TVs to watch various sporting events, this location is nice when trying to catch a big game. But, if you’d like to sit back and relax while enjoying the weather, there is plenty of patio space as well.
3 Awesome Day Trips from Raleigh
The beautiful town of Durham is a half-hour's drive from Raleigh and boasts several incredibly significant historical attractions. Explore Bennett Place State Historic Site, home to historic monuments dedicated to the American Civil War, and visit the Nasher Museum, staging exhibits ranging from ancient sculpture to pop art.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is known for its thriving culture and historic landmarks. Explore the beautiful gardens and Antler Hill Village & Winery at the 8000-acre Biltmore Estate or take a tour of the Asheville Pinball Museum to enjoy pinball and a range of fun video games.
3. Carolina Beach
If you're looking for an outdoors-oriented day trip with the family, Carolina Beach is the place for you. Relax on the beach, enjoy a meal at one of the boardwalk restaurants, or visit Carolina Beach State Park to take in stunning views of Cape Fear River.
Information about vacation rentals in Raleigh
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||2,082 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 72%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$77|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Pool and Internet|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||380 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||901 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price per night for a vacation home in Raleigh?
The price of a night's stay in Raleigh starts at $77. If you are looking for a house rental, the nightly price is $337 on average. A apartment rental Raleigh will cost on average $188 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Raleigh?
There are 2,082 vacation rentals available for booking for your upcoming trip.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Raleigh?
Travelers search for Pool, Pets allowed, and Internet when booking a vacation rental in Raleigh.
How many vacation homes with pools are in Raleigh?
Raleigh has 901 Hotel room and Apartment rental options available for booking.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Raleigh?
In case if you are traveling with a dog in Raleigh - 18% of vacation homes allow pets.
What are the best months to travel to Raleigh?
Raleigh has its warmest time of year around July and August, with average nightly prices around $77.
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