Named after English adventurer and poet, Sir Walter Raleigh, North Carolina's capital city is full of historic charm and cultural pursuits. There's also a revitalized downtown district, professional sporting events, burgeoning microbrewery scene and more - all of which you can discover during your stay in our Raleigh hotels. With locations in the city center and popular shopping and entertainment districts, any one of our Holiday Inn® Raleigh hotels makes a convenient and comfortable base for your trip. Head to the Fayetteville Street Historic District to see some of Raleigh's oldest and most beautiful buildings, including the Briggs Hardware Building and Sir Walter Raleigh Hotel, or embark on a cultural tour of the city. You'll find ballet, opera, seasonal concerts and more at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, and with a wide array of museums and art galleries within the city limits, there's a little something for everyone. The North Carolina Museum of History boasts a Barbie exhibit, replica turn-of-the-century drugstore, and sports hall of fame - a must see attraction for any Tar Heels fan during their Raleigh hotel stay. The North Carolina Museum of Art features African, European and modern art collections, as well as a number or Rodin statues and large-scale art installations set in a beautiful park. Speaking of which, the lush rolling hills of Raleigh beg visitors to spend some time outdoors. Umstead State park offers excellent trails for hiking and camping, while the North Carolina State Fair is one of the largest in the world. Time your visit to our Raleigh hotels to enjoy this fall extravaganza. There are live performances, crafts, rides, and southern delicacies like country ham biscuits and deep-friend Oreos - delish! While Raleigh's culinary scene is on par with any other major city, it's the homebrewed beer you don't want to miss. Big Boss Brewing Company offers seasonal beers and an on-site pub, while the Lonerider Brewing Company features more specialty ales. Book any one of our Holiday Inn Raleigh hotels and enjoy all the sights, sounds and flavors this delightful Southern city has to offer guests.