Morrisville, N.C.

West of RDU International Airport and south of Research Triangle Park is Morrisville, a small but growing enclave known for its diversity, educated populace and cultural vibrancy. Each Sept., foodies and globetrotters alike will enjoy international dishes, dance and more at the East Meets West Festival. Throughout the year, visitors can experience a variety of sumptuous cuisines at Indian, Persian and Southern restaurants in Morrisville, including Hyderabad House and Neomonde Mediterranean.

Morrisville’s location just west of the airport offers a unique reason to swing out of Raleigh for a quick getaway. RDU Observation Park provides sweeping views of the airport runways and Air Traffic Control Tower and is an exciting activity to enjoy with the entire family. Families can explore the outdoors at Lake Crabtree County Park, complete with hiking, single-track mountain biking, playgrounds, seasonal boat rentals on the 520-acre lake and more.

The secret to Neomonde's success lies deeply rooted in tradition and family. For the Saleh family, who founded Neomonde 30 years... View More

Located on the shores of a 520-acre lake, the park offers hiking, single-track mountain biking and nature trails, seasonal boat... View More

Triangle Rock Club is home to five of the Southeast's premier indoor climbing and fitness centers, including a gym in Morrisville... View More

Rush Hour Karting’s RTP location is North Carolina’s first two-story indoor karting track with high-speed electric karts capable... View More

For a nice escape with your significant other, take a class at the Orchid Trail Greenhouses, where the team grows and sells exquisite orchids. For hands-on adventure, Morrisville boasts one of the largest and tallest rock climbing gyms in the Southeast, Triangle Rock Club, offering indoor climbing and bouldering. The massive facility has a 55-foot climb, a lead-climbing cave and more. Adrenaline junkies also can't get enough of Rush Hour Karting, North Carolina’s first two-story indoor karting track with high-speed electric karts capable of reaching 40 mph. Rush Hour's Morrisville location also features golf simulators, axe throwing lanes, the latest in virtual reality areas and an upscale restaurant and bar. 

Visitors of all ages can stroll through a variety of shops at Park West Village for a pleasant day of shopping and entertainment, then treat yourself at a casual or upscale restaurant. End the night with a movie and popcorn at Park West 14 Cinemas. Offering top-flight dining, retail, entertainment and outdoor activities, Morrisville offers an outstanding quality of life for both visitors and residents alike.

Triangle Rock Club

Joel Graybeal

Triangle Rock Club

Joel Graybeal knows a thing or two about heights, starting his career as a rocket scientist working for the Pentagon. With two area facilities—one including a towering, 55-foot climbing wall—Joel's TRC is a top spot for visitors looking to reach their full potential.

“Climbing tends to attract highly intelligent people because of the problem-solving aspects of the sport. It isn't just physical.”

Raleigh, N.C.

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Downtown Raleigh

Historic neighborhoods, museums, Southern diners and global eats, green spaces, performance venues, breweries and nightlife spots work together to create one incredible, cultural hotspot.

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East Raleigh

Steeped in history, East Raleigh continues to grow with historic neighborhoods, two distilleries, family-fun facilities and restaurants serving up delicious, down-home Southern food.

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Midtown Raleigh

Includes four, different shopping, entertainment and dining areas all within a short drive—North Hills, Crabtree Valley, Cameron Village and the Five Points neighborhood.

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North Raleigh

Home to hundreds of restaurants, large retail stores, entertainment complexes, parks and recreation areas. Family entertainment is easy to find as well as fun, outdoor things to do

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Aptly named for its proximity to RDU International Airport, the area is home to hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail, restaurants, breweries and an array of family fun.

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Located just south of downtown, this area is one of the city’s most rapidly growing. With multiple parks, eateries and entertainment options, it's a great place to spend a day or stay.

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West Raleigh

Boasts two-dozen live performance venues and visual art galleries, including the North Carolina Museum of Art! This hip, college-town drag also includes the N.C. State Fairgrounds and PNC Arena.

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Holly Springs

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A growing enclave known for its diversity, educated populace and cultural vibrancy. Includes excellent global dining, plus the local-favorite, indoor climbing spot Triangle Rock Club.

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Wake Forest

A beautiful small town with enough history, culture and activities to keep travelers entertained for days on end. Stroll through the charming, historic downtown district!

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