Travel packages to Raleigh
Presentation of Raleigh
Raleigh, with a population of approximately 460,000, is the capital city of North Carolina. The city is located near the geographical centre of the state, where the Piedmont plateau meets the coastal plain and along with Durham and Chapel Hill forms the tri-city region known as the Research Triangle. Raleigh was founded, as Wake Courthouse, in 1792 and subsequently renamed after Sir Walter Raleigh. Modern Raleigh is a major centre for manufacturing, distribution and service industries. Tourism is also a vital component of the economic stability of the city. If you’re considering a flight and hotel in Raleigh, you might like to know that a flight from New York to Raleigh takes around two hours. Why not book one of our all inclusive vacations today?
What is the weather in Raleigh?
Raleigh enjoys a humid, subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and cold, but short, winters. If you’re thinking about a spring or summer vacation in Raleigh, seasonal average temperatures are 59.9°F, for spring, and 78.3°F, for summer. Bear in mind, too, that April is the driest month of the year, with 2.8 inches of rainfall, while July is the wettest, with 4.3 inches. Raleigh has pleny to offer you and your family, whatever the weather, so sign up for one of our vacations packages right away.
Things to do in Raleigh
Of course, many visitors choose flight and hotel packages to Raleigh purely for the purposes of eating, drinking and relaxing in the welcoming atmosphere of a typical southern city. However, if you’re not a fan of sitting still for any length of time, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied in Raleigh. Things to do in Raleigh include:
- Golf courses
- Hiking and jogging trails
- Horseback riding tours
- Live music concerts
- Nightlife, including bars, clubs and pubs of all denominations
- Shopping opportunities in countless shops, malls and outlets, including Cameron Village, Downtown Raleigh North Hills Mall, Raleigh Flea Market and many more
- Sightseeing flights by helicopter and aeroplane
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What to see in Raleigh?
For those who prefer their vacation deals to be less strenuous, Raleigh offers many sights that can be viewed quietly at a sedate pace. The city is home to the North Carolina Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science, while many historic buildings have been preserved. These include:
- The North Carolina State Capitol, completed in 1840 and considered a fine example of Greek Revival architecture
- The North Carolina Executive Mansion
- Joel Lane House, which dates from c.1760 and was the birthplace of US President Andrew Johnson
We offer a range of travel packages to Raleigh, so why not make a date with the historical heritage the city has to offer and book a flight to Raleigh today?
What to eat in Raleigh?
North Carolina is, of course, famous for its barbecue, pork in particular, while Raleigh is the ideal place to enjoy regional favourites, such as Carolina potatoes, North Carolina country ham and collard greens. Homemade biscuits, include extra large versions known as 'catheads', are a mainstay of breakfast in Raleigh, along with gravy, seasoned with smoked tomato, fried chicken or even sweet potato and coconut, and, of course, fried green tomatoes and hotcakes. For an upmarket take on mac and cheese, try macaroni au gratin at Poole’s Diner, run by celebrated Raleigh native Ashley Christensen, on McDowell Street in downtown Raleigh. It’s almost worth booking a flight and hotel in Raleigh just to try it. A flight from Los Angeles to Raleigh takes less than five hours so, if you fancy a change from the old routine, book one of our vacations now.
What to bring from Raleigh?
You’ll probably want to buy your loved ones a memento or souvenir of your vacation to Raleigh, but the good news is that the city is home to any number of shops that sell an eclectic mix of souvenirs made in, or inspired by, Raleigh or the state of North Carolina as a whole. Just a few possible gift and souvenir ideas include:
- Greetings postcards
- Collectables, such as glassware, fridge magnets and spoons
- Locally made, prepackaged food and beverages, including local craft beer
- College or university inspired mercahndise, including sports apparel and paraphernalia
- Locally produced artwork, such as paintings and pottery
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