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Stay in Raleigh or Chapel Hill?

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Stay in Raleigh or Chapel Hill?

We are spending a quick weekend in the area and want to know if it's better to stay in Raleigh (cheaper hotels) or Chapel Hill (more expensive hotels, but more to do at night on Franklin St?)? What do you think?


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1. Re: Stay in Raleigh or Chapel Hill?

I'd say there as as much to do in Glenwood South in Raleigh as on Franklin St. in Chapel Hill (and I adore Chapel Hill).

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2. Re: Stay in Raleigh or Chapel Hill?

For a quaint and comfortable night I'd probably have to chose Chapel Hill. It's smaller and easy to get around. Try The Siena Hotel.

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3. Re: Stay in Raleigh or Chapel Hill?

Franklin St draws a very young crowd at night. You might prefer Glenwood South if you are more into the 30's-40's crowd. This would make the newly renovated Clarion Downtown Raleigh your best bet. Raleigh is much bigger so the specific area you choose would make a difference. Crabtree Valley (Marriott, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites, Holiday Inn, La Quinta) is a great centrally located area. I would steer away from Capital Blvd/US1 because there is less to do at night and far from most things.

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