Destination guide

Explore the picturesque setting in Raleigh

Enjoy the area's live music, theatre scene and festivals with a rental holiday home in Raleigh. Travellers to this scenic city praise the hockey games, shopping and museums. Take in top local attractions such as North Carolina State Capitol and PNC Arena. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Raleigh

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that Raleigh has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mordecai Historic Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Theatre in the Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Kentwood Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Lassiter Mill Historic Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Historic Oak View County Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Raleigh

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Raleigh is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mordecai Historic Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Pullen Park (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Raleigh Rose Garden (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • WRAL Azalea Gardens (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Kentwood Park (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Raleigh

Fly into Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.7 mi (17.3 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Raleigh Station, North Carolina State Fair Station and North Carolina State Fair Station are the main stations in the area.

How many holiday rentals are available around Raleigh?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 312 holiday lettings around Raleigh. From 129 houses to 53 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Raleigh?

Roll straight out of bed and walk to those must-visit attractions. Or simply get caught up in the hustle and bustle of city life! Spend your next escape living like a local in the heart of the main streets, with city centre accommodation. HomeAway has 36 centrally located getaway rentals available. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties take your fancy. Our range here includes:

  • 10 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 8 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 6 water-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a hotel in Raleigh?

Switch on the TV and lay back in those soft sheets — maybe even order up room service if you're feeling indulgent. There's nothing better than a good hotel room. In this destination, there are 137 options listed on HomeAway. Rooms start at £31 a night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 121 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £27 per night.
  • Townhome: 24 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £98 per night.
  • Apartment: 24 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.

Can I stay in Raleigh in a large group?

The recipe for a memorable holiday is catching up with loved ones in an exciting new place. If you're visiting with a big group, HomeAway has options for you. Why not have a peek at the 27 house holiday rentals listed here? They're the leading choice for big groups of visitors. In this area, rental properties that can accommodate large groups of people include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we offer 172 properties just right for that size. Book a night from just £41.
  • If you have 5 in your squad, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 76 rental properties that are suitable. You can get one for as little as £68 per night.
  • Going away with a group of 8? We offer 52 properties for rent that will be ideal. Prices begin at just £76 a night.

You and the squad will be well catered to when you book your Raleigh travels through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Raleigh?

Say au revoir to soulless chain-hotel rooms! Appreciate the ease of staying like a local in an affordable holiday rental instead. Check out all the unique options that can be snapped up now on HomeAway. When it comes to getting your hands on a fantastic deal, the first place you look ought to be Northeast Raleigh. Here, HomeAway has 13 holiday rentals at an average price of £66 a night. You'll find another 6 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting for you in or around East Raleigh. The average price in this area is £73 per night.