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Things to Do in Crabtree Valley, NC

Tucked away near downtown Raleigh and not too far from Durham lies the lovely Raleigh neighborhood of Crabtree Valley, NC.

The newest of our hotels, Hampton Inn & Suites Crabtree Valley, opened in January 2013, and we're proud that a member of our family of hotels is a part of this beautiful neighborhood.

Crabtree Valley, NC

If you're booking an early stay, or just want to know all the fun things to do in the Crabtree Valley neighborhood of Raleigh, NC, we're more than happy to offer a taste of some of the most appealing goings-on in the area.

Sports and Recreation

Carolina Country Club - Guests of club members are welcome to play golf at this gorgeous, historical country club.

Shelley Park - Get your fill of North Carolina nature here with a walk along three miles of paved trails, some relaxing with a picnic on the numerous open fields, or rent a boat to go fishing on the park's beautiful 53-acre lake.

Wildwood Green Golf Course - With four sets of tees for all skill levels, a par 70 layout, generous landing areas, 18 holes, a driving rage, putting range, chipping area, practice bunker and a gorgeous tree-surrounded course landscape of rolling green hills, this is the perfect course for any skill level.

William B Umstead Park - Find some stillness and quiet in this gorgeous park and enjoy boating, horseback riding, cycling, fishing and picnicking.

Carolina Hurricanes NHL Hockey - PNC Arena is home to Carolina Hurricanes and the Hampton Inn & Suites is the perfect hotel of the Carolina Hurricanes! Become a part of the action at one of the many home games played during the hockey season.

Carter Finley Stadium - Cheer on the NC State Wolfpack at this remarkable stadium.


PNC Arena - Previous entertainers and sports teams to grace this arena include everyone and everything from NCAA Basketball Tournaments to operate legend Pavarotti. Currently home to the Carolina Hurricanes and NC State Wolfpack, PNC Arena always has something fun going on.

Walnut Creek Amphitheater - Catch amazing live performances from some of the biggest names in music.

Red Hat Amphitheater - A wonderful outdoor venue featuring awesome live concerts from a wide array of popular musical artists.

Glenwood South Entertainment District - If you're looking for the hippest spot in town, Glenwood South Entertainment is where you want to be. Enjoy music, drinks and good times at the numerous bars, pubs and clubs in this district.


Pullen Park - Among many offerings, this park's amusement center, featuring a historic carousel, miniature train, kiddie boats, pedal boat rentals on Lake Howell, a playground, children's amphitheater and cafe, is one of the park's main attractions.

State Capitol - Take an educational and fascinating tour of the North Carolina State Capitol. Finished in 1840, this capitol building is a National Harbor Historic Landmark and a remarkable example of the Greek Revival style of architecture.

State Fairgrounds - Home to the State Fair, the Got to Be NC Festival, the Raleigh Flea Market and all kinds of exciting events all year long. Check the schedule when you visit to find out what's going on while you're in town.

Art and Culture

North Carolina Museum of Art - With a permanent collection featuring major works from the Renaissance period to the late 20th century along with a 164-acre Museum Park with more than a dozen massic works of art and a continually inspiring collection of touring exhibits, art-lovers will definitely not want to miss this impressive museum.

North Carolina Museum of History - Take a tour of artifacts and exhibits, curated in an exciting and interesting ways, that tell the tale of North Carolina's history.

North Carolina Museum of Natural Science - Explore a brand-new world on every floor at this fantastic museum that's great for kids and adults alike.

Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts - This gorgeous facility features Broadway, opera, ballet, symphony and even rock performances.

Of course, there's always more to do. Just check with the friendly staff at our front desk to determine an itinerary of fun that's right for you.

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