Area Attractions

From the energy of a Broadway show to the intimate setting of a jazz club to the roars of fans at an NHL game, the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area truly has something for everyone.

Consistently ranked as one of the most desirable regions to live and work in the United States, the Triangle plays host to an eclectic blend of cultural, sports, recreational, shopping, dining and educational experiences. Visit Chapel Hill, a college town with a bustling shopping and dining district.

Explore the culture of Durham with a trip to shops on Ninth Street, the magnificence of Duke Chapel or the history of the American Tobacco Campus. Venture to the Capital City for the sights and sounds of Raleigh. For guests at The Umstead Hotel and Spa, everything in the Triangle is just minutes away.

Cultural Attractions

North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, 4.5 miles)

One of the premier visual arts museums in the Southeast. Features include a collection spanning 5,000 years, from classical to contemporary, a 164-acre Museum Park and over 30 sculptures by Auguste Rodin

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, 9 miles)

The Southeast’s largest natural history museum offers four floors of exhibits, live animals and a Café. Highlights include the world’s most complete Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur, a two-story waterfall and the Living Conservatory buzzing with hummingbirds and butterflies.

North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh, 9.4 miles)

Since its founding in 1902, the North Carolina Museum of History has been an exciting place to explore North Carolina history. The museum encourages visitors to discover the past; to reflect on their own lives and their place in history; and to preserve North Carolina history

Progress Energy Center (Raleigh, 13 miles)

From the intimate Kennedy Theater where innovative theatrical productions take place, to the grandeur of the performances in Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh’s artists captivate and entertain audiences. Experience the acoustic excellence of Meymandi Concert Hall, home of the North Carolina Symphony, or enjoy the Fletcher Opera Theatre.

Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) (Raleigh, 7.7 miles)

The first museum of its kind in North Carolina, CAM Raleigh seeks to curate the most contemporary works of art and design possible to inspire and engage its audience. Located in downtown Raleigh, CAM opened its doors in April, 2011.

Marbles Children’s Museum and IMAX (Raleigh, 9.5 miles)

At Marbles Kids Museum, kids are encouraged to use their marbles - learning new things through imagination, discovery and play. Marbles Kids Museum inspires imagination, discovery and learning through extraordinary adventures in play and larger-than-life IMAX experiences.

Durham Performing Arts Center (Durham, 17 miles)

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) puts you close to the stage, with no seat further than 135 feet. Featuring world-class performers, spacious seating, state-of-the-art sound and lighting and convenient parking.

Nasher Museum of Art (Durham, 17 miles)

The Nasher Museum of Art is the art museum of Duke University. The museum is dedicated to presenting under-recognized contemporary art from around the world as well as world renowned collections

Museum of Life and Science (Durham, 19 miles)

Engaging indoor/outdoor science-technology center located in Durham, ranked as one of the top four family-friendly museums in the Southeast. The museum includes Magic Wings Butterfly House, Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind, and many more interactive exhibits

Koka Booth Amphitheatre (Cary, 11 miles)

Designed by architect William Rawn Associates of Boston, the park is located among 14 acres of stately hardwoods and pines and beautifully situated next to Symphony Lake. Booth Amphitheatre boasts the capacity for 7,000 people, so patrons can enjoy a seat on our spacious lawn or specially designed Crescent deck.

Carolina Theatre (Durham, 17 miles)

The Carolina Theatre of Durham is dedicated to presenting vibrant, thought-provoking film and live performances that contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of downtown Durham and the Triangle Region.

American Tobacco Campus (Durham, 16 miles)

The American Tobacco Campus in Durham features public green space, biking trails, and five restaurants. American Tobacco’s combination of historic buildings with modern urban chic is unique. American Tobacco is a registered historic site with roots in the American Tobacco Factory established in the 1800s.

Golf

Prestonwood Country Club (Cary, 4 miles)

Offering 54 holes of championship-caliber golf, this spectacular course takes full advantage of the area’s gently rolling land. It boasts of uncompromising vision and impeccable execution. Home of the annual SAS Championship Golf Tournament.

Governors Club (Chapel Hill, 23 miles)

This 27 hole golf course combines challenge and beauty. The layout follows the natural contours of Edwards Mountain, skirting serene lakes and quiet woodlands while winding through the neighborhoods of Governors Club.

Shopping

Southpoint Mall (Durham, 11 miles)

The Streets at Southpoint has 1.3 million square feet of retail space with more than 140 shops and restaurants, featuring unique stores such as Nordstrom, Pottery Barn Kids, Apple, and Anthropologie.

Crabtree Valley Mall (Raleigh, 8.5 miles)

Crabtree Valley Mall provides a unique mix of over 220 stores and restaurants, including such favorites as Pottery Barn, Coach, Apple, J. Crew and the LEGO Store.

Cameron Village (Raleigh, 7 miles)

More than 100 unique and distinctive shops and cafes in the heart of Raleigh. Stroll six city blocks and explore one of a kind shops, specialty stores and national favorites. Dine indoors or out at the many cafes and restaurants

North Hills (Raleigh, 7 miles)

North Hills is an open-air district with shopping, dining and entertainment. With locally owned boutiques and shops, North Hills offers more than 100 designer lines that can’t be found elsewhere in the Triangle. Also features over twenty different restaurants.

Lafayette Village (Raleigh, 20 miles)

Lafayette Village is a European-style village in North Raleigh. Located on over six acres, it offers locally owned gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping. Lafayette Village features patio dining along the Village Green, secure underground parking, and recurring events from live music to artist exhibits.

State Parks

William B. Umstead State Park (Cary, 1 mile)

William B. Umstead State Park is a North Carolina State Park located steps away from The Umstead Hotel and Spa. It covers 5,439 acres nestled between the expanding cities of Raleigh, Cary, and Durham. It offers hiking, bridle, and bike trails, boat rentals, camping, picnic areas, and educational programs.

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area (23 miles)

Jordan Lake State Recreation Area is a North Carolina state park with almost 14,000 acres of water. Activities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking.

Falls Lake State Park (21 miles)

With a 12,000-acre lake and 26,000 acres of woodlands, Falls Lake State Recreation Area offers a choice of recreation areas.

Sports

PNC Arena (Raleigh, 3 miles)

The PNC Arena is an indoor arena located in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is home to the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League and the North Carolina State University Wolfpack men’s basketball team of NCAA Division I.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park (Durham, 16 miles)

The Durham Bulls are a minor league baseball team based in Durham, North Carolina. The team, which plays in the International League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays major-league club. The team became internationally famous in 1988 following the release of the movie Bull Durham.

USA Baseball National Training Complex (Cary, 10 miles)

The USA Baseball National Training Complex at Thomas Brooks Park in Cary, N.C., opened its doors in 2007.  All fields are maintained at Major League Baseball (MLB) standards.

Universities

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, 7 miles)

North Carolina State University is a public, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Commonly known as NC State or NCSU, the University is the principal technological institution of the University of North Carolina system.

Duke University (Durham, 19 miles)

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina. Besides academics, research, and athletics, Duke is also well known for its sizable campus and Gothic architecture, especially the Duke Chapel.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, 20 miles)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public research university located in Chapel Hill. Today, the university is the flagship of the consolidated University of North Carolina system

North Carolina Central University (Durham, 16 miles)

Founded in 1910, North Carolina Central University was the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-Americans. Today, the university has a diverse population of more than 8,600 students enrolled in first-class academic programs.

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