CaryUnited States of America

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Cary is calling! Discover its soccer, food, riverfront, and more.

Explore the family-friendly area of Cary—sports teams, shopping, and sights from WakeMed Soccer Park to Cary Towne Center.

Where to stay in Cary

Lake Crabtree is always the first to flood with heavy rains. But if it's dry, there are some nice trails to meander. It's right near RTP so you'll see a lot of folks eating there on their lunch break!
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Umstead

4.5/5Wonderful!(737 area reviews)

While visiting Umstead, you might make a stop by sights like Frankie's Fun Park and Brier Creek Commons.

Umstead

Top Hotels in Cary

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Cary
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Cary
2.5 out of 5
191 Crescent Commons, Cary, NC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
¥6,884
per night
Mar 15 - Mar 16

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lochmere Golf Club, Koka Booth Amphitheater, and Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve. Knights ...

4/5Very Good! (967 reviews)

"Close to eateries and a Walmart. Lots of parking."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Raleigh Cary
Best Western Plus Cary Inn - NC State
Best Western Plus Cary Inn - NC State
2.5 out of 5
1722 Walnut St, Cary, NC
¥6,595
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Southwest Raleigh, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Crossroads Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cary Towne Center and Cary Arts Center. Bond Brothers ...

3.9/5Good! (1,909 reviews)

"How clean it was. No odors. The staff was very attentive."…"

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

Best Western Plus Cary Inn - NC State
Red Roof Inn Raleigh Southwest - Cary
Red Roof Inn Raleigh Southwest - Cary
2 out of 5
1800 Walnut St, Cary, NC
¥5,320
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Located in Southwest Raleigh, this motel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Crossroads Plaza and within 3 mi (5 km) of Cary Towne Center and Cary Arts Center. Lake Johnson ...

3.2/5 (1,683 reviews)

"The room was nice and clean and they took care of it"…"

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Red Roof Inn Raleigh Southwest - Cary

Popular things to do in Cary

The Umstead Spa
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The Umstead Spa

You can take time to visit The Umstead Spa during your travels to Cary. Amble around the area's riverfront or attend a sporting event.

Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

Explore the great outdoors at Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve, a lovely green space in Cary. Attend a soccer match in this family-friendly area.

Duke University
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Duke University

4.5/5(955 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Duke University, a top college in Durham. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's stunning cathedral.

PNC Arena
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PNC Arena

4.5/5(654 reviews)

Catch an event at PNC Arena during your trip to Raleigh. You can attend a hockey game while in the area.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

4.5/5(286 reviews)

Explore the exhibits at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, a favorite museum in Raleigh. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene and fascinating museums.

North Carolina Museum of History
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North Carolina Museum of History

4.5/5(95 reviews)

Browse the exhibits at North Carolina Museum of History, a favorite museum in Raleigh. Experience the area's fascinating museums and acclaimed theater scene.

Top activities in Cary

Operation City Quest of Cary, NC
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Operation City Quest of Cary, NC

¥1,098
Per adult
One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC

¥275
Per adult
One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Durham, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Durham, NC

¥275
Per adult
Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol
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Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol

¥1,208
Per adult
Self-Guided Raleigh Scavenger Hunt
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Self-Guided Raleigh Scavenger Hunt

¥1,317
Per adult
Axe Throwing Training
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Axe Throwing Training

¥2,478
Per adult

Reviews of Cary

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
234
5 - Excellent 39.527027027027025%
4 - Good
272
4 - Good 45.945945945945944%
3 - Okay
77
3 - Okay 13.006756756756756%
2 - Disappointing
5
2 - Disappointing 0.8445945945945946%
1 - Terrible
4
1 - Terrible 0.6756756756756757%

4/5 - Good

Tina

Feb 12, 2020

Family wedding @ Mayton, beautiful town & area & facility!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

Great burb to Raleigh. Not a tourist town, but good for a local getaway.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 15, 2020

My daughter was at a conference with the school system so I spent time shopping and I enjoyed myself very much.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 31, 2019

Loved the downtown area!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 27, 2019

Will moving there or within the area in the next 6 months.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 4, 2019

I live in Cary so this was a "stay-cation" my husband and I took for our first anniversary