Raleigh travel and shuttle ideas near downtown
As you travel to Raleigh one of the first things you will notice are the historic buildings. The area is also infused with technology and pharmaceutical companies which give it a unique old-world meets modern technology feel. It is a hot spot for entrepreneurs and is surrounded by some of the best universities in the country such as NC State University and Duke University in the neighboring city of Durham.
The city has over 200 parks which offer endless entertainment for small children including walking and bike trails for those trying to keep fit or simply to get out for the day. You can find airport shuttle services in Raleigh that can get you to many destinations near Capital Blvd. and along Glenwood Avenue. You can book private limousine services from professional drivers ready to get you to your needed location or save money by riding in a shared ride van along with other passengers.
The N.C Museums of Art and History are both in close vicinity. The N.C Museum of History has some amazing exhibits of the colorful history of North Carolina at about 15 miles away and N.C Museum of Art is about a 10 miles drive from RDU Airport and features some of the best collections of the South. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Gardens provide colorful scenery consisting of a variety of shrubs and trees and blossoming plants. And standing in the midst is a life-size bronze statue of Dr. King. This historical place is situated is less than 20 miles from RDU.
If you have kids with you, visit the Pullen Park is just over ten miles from the airport. It is a downtown park and its highlight is the 1911 antique carousel. It has train rides, kiddie boat rides and fee is quite small. If you are into architecture you could visit the Greek revival architecture of the State Capitol built in 1830’s and also the North Carolina Executive Mansion. You could get brochures which list all the nearby attractions in the city from the airport.
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
Located between the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and the North Carolina State Capitol this luxury hotel is centrally located in the heart of downtown Raleigh’s nightlife. It even has a ballroom that can hold weddings for up to 300 people and can even cater the food with an experienced executive chef. Some of the more unique features of the hotel are listed below.
→ Located across the street from the Raleigh Convention Center
→ One block away from Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
→ Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar, an Italian restaurant is conveniently located in the hotel
→ Meeting rooms and a ballroom are available
→ Indoor swimming pool for guests
Raleigh Marriott City Center
This popular luxury hotel is connected to the Raleigh Convention Center with an underground parking garage so you can easily move between the hotel and your event. The hotel features a restaurant, the Rye Bar and Southern Kitchen which features local food grown by local farmers and has a relaxing atmosphere with a fireplace centrally located in the middle of the room. The hotel also offers the following amenities.
→ An in house coffee bar featuring Starbucks coffee
→ A heated indoor swimming pool for guests to swim regardless of the weather
→ 24 hour fitness center so you can exercise anytime during your stay
→ Meeting rooms that can seat up to 750 people comfortably
→ Ability to host weddings for up to 950 guests and with a personalized menu