My son (almost 5) and I are traveling to Raleigh for the sole purpose of seeing They Might Be Giants (Theater in museum park). We're really amped about it, it will be our first road trip together and I took some extra days off to enjoy NC a bit. On Sunday and Monday we'll be hanging out in Dowtown Raleigh, planing on going to the Children's museum and The museum of Natural Sciences. My first thought was to stay at a days inn dowtown (had decent reviews) but it didn't look like there was many places to eat in that area.
So kinda looking for last minute help. Where could be stay in close proximity to some decent (kid friendly) restaurants and maybe be close to a movie theater or mall as well (We're mallrats) and still be in decent driving range of downtown and the art museum theater...not too much to ask I hope.