Cary Vacations

Cary is a popular place for visitors to Raleigh. It is part of an important city that is home to 400,000 residents. Cary is situated 8 miles (13 kilometers) from Raleigh’s central business district. If you are arriving by air, Cary is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Raleigh - Durham International Airport.

Many of Raleigh’s highlights are near to Cary, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the fascinating Cary Towne Center and the incredible Crossroads Plaza. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located nearby Cary are the North Carolina State Fairgrounds and Lake Johnson.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find many unique museums, exhibits and venues in and around Cary. Visit some of the noteworthy exhibit spaces and museums including the J.C. Raulston Arboretum. To catch home-grown and touring acts, reserve seats at the Koka Booth Amphitheater, one of the area’s most popular performing arts venues. Popular art galleries, include the North Carolina Museum of Art.

If the weather is good, follow the locals and make the most of the local natural destinations. Go for a long walk in the William B. Umstead State Park.

To get active in nature, tee off at the Lochmere Golf Club.

Get familiar with the local sports stars in Raleigh by catching a game at the iconic PNC Arena, the stomping ground of the NC State Wolfpack and the Carolina Hurricanes. If you’d rather see a touring pop or rock act, check out the stadium’s entertainment guide for dates and prices.

After a long day seeing the sights around Cary, stay the night in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep be sure to check out the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Raleigh-Durham Airport, NC, Morrisville, the Best Western Plus Cary - NC State, and the popular Microtel Inn by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Airport, Morrisville.

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