Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP
5219 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 314-1200
Fax: (919) 474-0104
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.
Shiloh Community Park is located on Church Street. It has amenities for leisure activities like sports fields and basketball courts and picnic shelter, open for the use of the whole community.
Children will love this location. Set right on the Air Traffic Control Tower in Raleigh-Durham International Airport, this observation park allows visitors to take in the panoramic vista of the expansive runway of the Airport. An engaging and unique experience, this vantage point lets you witness first hand the take off and landing of the airplanes.
Lake Crabtree County Park is a massive park located on the shores Lake Crabtree. Covering approximately 200 acres (80.94 hectares) of land, it consists of a number of biking, trekking trails. There are also facilities for water activities like fishing, boating and canoeing.
Soccer players head to Cedar Fork District Park for friendly matches and even for local tournaments. This park has several soccer fields and all of them are very well maintained.
Indian Creek Greenway and Trailhead is frequented by many hikers. The place is covered with dense vegetation and shaded with enormous trees.
Enjoy a relaxing day as you visit the beautiful Herndon Hills Farm. This farm is open for families and friends to join them plucking grapes in their beautiful setting. Experience tasting the fresh berries as you pluck them yourself at this farm. Herndon Hills Farm is known for producing delicious grapes, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and more by using organic farming means. This is a great spot for a fun day out with your family as you pick out the juicy fruits with them and relish their taste together.
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.
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 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.
Durham Central Park is a great family spot and features picnic areas and special areas for children with playground equipments. This park houses the Pavilion which is spread across more than 9000 square feet (836.1274 square meters) and is known to be an event venue for cultural and private events. It houses a skate park, where veterans and amateurs of the skate boarding fraternity are seen exchanging and displaying their tricks. It features areas like The Great Lawn which is ideal for outdoor events and The Leaf which is famous for its architectural design. Apart from this, it features 3 beautiful gardens and many other facilities for your recreation on a relaxing day. Visit their website for more information and bookings as event venue.