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The Durham Hotel, NC | Photo courtesy of Randy Heinitz via Flickr

If you’re planning to explore the vibrant state of North Carolina, you will naturally want to spend time in big cities such as Raleigh and Charlotte. The centers of these cities boast a range of historical attractions for visitors to check out as well as shop, bars and restaurants. Of course, you will also want to book hotels in these areas, here are some of the best options to choose from.

Raleigh

The city of Raleigh gets its name from the English poet and soldier Sir Walter Raleigh and the city centre is home to many magnificent monuments as well as North Carolina State University and the Duke Energy Centre for the Performing Arts. The Raleigh Marriott City Center Hotel is one of the best places to stay in this section of the city as it boasts first-rate facilities, spacious rooms and suites, and excellent transportation connections to the rest of the city.

Charlotte

The heart of Charlotte is the city’s centre of commerce, culture, and government and this makes it an excellent place to stay for those who are visiting for both business and pleasure. This is also one of the safest sections of the city and visitors will be able to easily explore on foot. The Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlotte is a very luxurious hotel that is ideal for business travelers as it has many facilities, while the attentive staff are always on hand to make sure that guests have everything they need for a very relaxing stay.

Greensboro

The large and lovely City Center Park is the perfect place to relax and unwind while spending time in the heart of Greensboro. Restaurants and bars surround the park where visitors can catch live music performances in the evenings. People who have a love for history will want to make sure that they book a room at the enchanting Biltmore Hotel which opened in 1903. As well as being one of the finest hotels in all of Greensboro, the Biltmore also offers the added bonus of being just a short stroll from the central bus stations and the Carolina Theatre.

Wilmington

The center of Wilmington boasts an eclectic mix of historical attractions and modern bars and restaurants due to how close it is to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. People who choose to stay here will also be able to drive to one of the city’s beautiful sandy beaches in a matter of minutes. The Sheraton Suites Wilmington Downtown Hotel is an enchanting place to stay and the luxurious suites here have a stunning style and boast plenty of feature comforts.

Durham

Most of the finest shopping, dining, and entertainment options in all of Durham are found in the city centre, which makes this the perfect place to stay. The Durham Marriott City Centre is one of the most luxurious hotels here and offers and comfortable and relaxed place to stay conveniently close to the Durham Convention Center and the recently restored Carolina Theater.

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