Raleigh, the capital of the state of North Carolina, is the seat of Wake
County in the United States of America. It is one of the country’s earliest
planned cities. The city is nicknamed the ‘City of Oaks’ due to its
abundant oak trees. Raleigh stems its name from a well-known British
soldier and poet named Sir Walter Raleigh. Durham is a city in the state of
North Carolina and is the county seat of Durham County. This city is famous
for its vital role in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Civil Rights Movement in
Things to do in Raleigh-Durham
North Carolina Museum of Art
North Carolina Museum of Art, located in Raleigh, is one of the important
art museums in the American South. This museum was opened in 1956 as the
first major museum formed by State funding. Visitors here can its vast
collection of artworks that span last 5000 years and many countries.
Joel Lane House
Joel Lane House, built in 1769, is the oldest house in Wake County. Also
named as Wakefield, this house is full of many 18th century artifacts and
period furnishings. Joel Lane House is named after the ‘Father of Raleigh’
and ‘Father of Wake County’, Joel Lane.
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
Duke Homestead State Historic Site is the site of the institution of North
America’s largest tobacco company- American Tobacco Company. This firm was
founded in early 20th century by Washington Duke, credited for his
praiseworthy performance in the American Civil War in 1850s.
Best Time to Visit Raleigh-Durham
Best time to book flights from Boston to Raleigh-Durham is in the months
from March to May and from September to November. During this time,
tourists can have a great time enjoying the city’s cultural events and
festivals. It is advised to book Raleigh-Durham flights in advance to avoid
paying more during peak season.