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Visiting Raleigh

If you haven’t been to Raleigh, you haven’t been to North Carolina. It’s a place where old-fashioned Southern charm meets the wave of the future. Historic sites sit up against the famous Research Triangle, a major center for hi-tech research, and you can catch a Broadway show the same day as hiking a hidden trail.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Raleigh. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Raleigh flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
If you haven’t been to Raleigh, you haven’t been to North Carolina. It’s a place where old-fashioned Southern charm meets the wave of the future. Historic sites sit up against the famous Research Triangle, a major center for hi-tech research, and you can catch a Broadway show the same day as hiking a hidden trail.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Raleigh. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Raleigh flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Raleigh

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Vacation Overview

Written by vampirefan on 06 Apr, 2010

Overview. To celebrate John’s birthday, I took him to our state’s capital, to Raleigh to celebrate. We stayed in style and comfort and the Cambria Suites located as close to RDU as you can get without being on the tarmac. John is a huge…Read More


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The Mordecai Home and Park

Written by vampirefan on 16 Jul, 2007

Most of the pre-Civil War antebellum plantation homes that we think of when we think of the Southern plantation homes did not start to appear until the 19th century. The Mordecai House is one exception to the rule. This grand home was built in 1785…Read More


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Josh Groban Awake 2007 Tour

Written by vampirefan on 27 Jun, 2007

I learned of Josh by the way of two young relatives. I heard them talking about him all the time, but I assumed he was just another over annoyingly, overrated, and under talented boy singer like Justin Timberlake. One night on the way home from…Read More


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Quite the Gracious Hostess That Raleigh Is

Written by vampirefan on 23 Jan, 2007

Unlike its big-city competitor Charlotte, Raleigh has a sense of pride in its history. It has sat as the capital of North Carolina since 1789, when it was marked as the capital, and then permanently established in 1792. The original state capital was in New…Read More


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Monet in Normandy Exhibit

Written by vampirefan on 23 Jan, 2007

Ticket to the Monet exhibit: $15Gas to Raleigh to see Monet: $30Monet exhibit catalog, Monet exhibit poster, postcards, and cube notes: $60Standing less than 12 inches from Waterlillies: Priceless. Raleigh was one of only three cities to get this once-in-a-lifetime, dream event, so you better…Read More


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The NC State Capitol.

Written by vampirefan on 18 Jan, 2007

In the very center of the downtown area of Raleigh you will find the State Capitol. Whether you simply stroll around the perfectly manicured lawn and check out the about a dozen statues found within the yard, or come on in a check out this…Read More


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Pullen Park

Written by vampirefan on 16 Jul, 2007

One of the most beautiful places in the major city has to be the scrumptious Pullen Park, located only about 15 minutes away from the busy center city. The idea for the park began in 1887 with a land donation from Richard Stanhope Pullen. In…Read More


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Dr. Martin Luther King Gardens

Written by vampirefan on 16 Jul, 2007

Since I don’t have the best memory in the world, most things from my childhood are fuzzy memories at best. Especially at age three. But one thing I do remember is April 4th, 1968. I remember that date because I can still recall my mom…Read More


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The hauntings at the Mordecai home.

Written by vampirefan on 16 Jul, 2007

Given the fact the home is over 200 years old, it would come as no surprise that a few former tenets have decided they like their old homestead and, by golly, they ain’t leaving!So what the heck is going on here at the home? Well,…Read More


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The Joel Lane House.

Written by vampirefan on 16 Jul, 2007

Constructed by Joel Lane himself, the Joel Lane House Museum is the oldest building in Raleigh. When I arrived at the home, it was pouring rain and I wasn’t sure if the place would be open. I made a mad dash for the home and…Read More


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