Sleep Inn Raleigh Durham Airport
5208 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 993-3393
Fax: (919) 314-1401
The Research Triangle Park has the distinction of being among the largest of its kind on the globe. Spread over 7000 acres (2832.8 hectares) of land, it forms an unincorporated area that houses approximately 170 corporations including famous multinationals such as IBM, Ogilvy, Fidelity Investments, Oracle and Ericsson. It is also situated in close proximity to several universities and technological giants. It is the site of numerous hotels, the Courtyard Durham Research Triangle Park being a prominent one. The leading pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has one of its biggest Research and Development departments within this park. Despite the advanced research being conducted here, it also has forested areas replete with pine trees, striking a balance between technology and nature.
This 215 acre park is located on the shores of a scenic 520 acre flood control lake and offers hiking, cycling, nature trails, boat rentals, two children's playgrounds, playing fields, picnic facilities, and environmental educational programs.
Steeped in history, the sprawling 5579-acre (2257-hectare) space that is William B. Umstead State Park, was originally an enchanting wilderness. Christened after the city governor as an ode to his dedication to conservation, the park was previously divided into Crabtree Creek and Reedy Creek. Established in 1937, it is located within stumbling distance of Research Triangle Park, under the towering shadows of Raleigh and Durham. A great respite from mundane life, enjoy a plethora of recreational activities on offer. Take a horseback ride or bridle trail through lush flora of pines and hickory with scattered picnic spots and camping sites punctuating the landscape. Paddle across the lake in a rented rowboat or canoe, and fish out bass and bluegill. The picturesque getaway exudes tranquility and is a popular rejuvenating spot for locals.
One of the largest municipal parks in Wake County, this 310 acre park includes picnic shelters, athletic fields, a 42 acre fishing and recreation lake, boat rentals, fitness and hiking trails, a children's playground, and an amphitheater.
A Sunni place of worship established in the year 1981, Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman is also Durham's largest mosque. A diverse community welcoming Muslims from different parts of the world including Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Palestine, this mosque offers a range of services - conducts Nikahs (marriages) and Aqeeqah. Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman also provides tours apart from conducting various religious, educational and social activities. Special classes educating the youth about Islam are also held at the mosque.
One of the first autonomous African-American churches in America, this beautiful church was converted into a performance hall in 2001 and features an 1891 brick sanctuary that includes a stained glass portrait of Washington Duke.
The whole family will enjoy a day at this full service family entertainment amusement park that features a race course for remote controlled cars, a miniature golf course, a skateboarding park, an indoor playground, an indoor roller skating rink, go-carts, and batting cages.
One of the newest sports and entertainment facilities in America, the PNC arena is home of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes and North Carolina State University's men's basketball team. They also frequently host concerts, ice shows, circuses, corporate meetings and trade shows. The Center iss a vital part of the Raleigh community. Amenities include three concourses, 75 luxury suites, and restaurants.
Situated right in the heart of downtown Durham, CCB Plaza is a bustling plaza that regularly hosts a number of live concerts, markets, art & craft festivals as well as street parties. Festivals like Christmas, Halloween and Easter are celebrated with great pomp in Durham, and the best place to come to for the celebrations is CCB Plaza. Lined with beautiful old buildings and shady trees, a leisurely walk is in order while in the city.
An "All Children's Playground" with tunnels, bridges, towers, and swings that are constructed to accommodate children of all physical abilities is the feature of this park that also offers athletic fields, a recreation center, and a picnic area.
An authentic turn-of-the-century country store and doctor's office/pharmacy that features relics from the Patterson's Mill community, as well as extensive pharmaceutical exhibits and tobacco paraphernalia.
Once the center of Durham's famously successful tobacco industry, Brightleaf Square is housed in two large early 20th-century brick warehouses. Stroll the original cobblestone walks and enjoy the flower-filled courtyard that separates the two buildings. Inside you'll find high-end specialty shops catering to young Durham professionals. Check out the latest men's fashions at B. Hyman and Company, browse the wares at Horizon Gallery and hunt for that perfect accent piece at James Kennedy Antiques, Ltd.