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Destination guide

Smiles and street scenes in Cary

Cary prides itself on southern comfort and is now one of North Carolina’s liveliest cities. The city is anchored by a vibrant downtown core dotted with trendy cafes, coveted restaurants, and plenty of boutique shops. Locals are famously friendly, which means that if you’ve secured a Cary vacation rentals property you’re bound to exchange smiles with a neighbor. Cary is also an easy drive to downtown Raleigh which means that North Carolina’s best street scene is never too far away.

Things to do

Tour America’s “Research Triangle”

Sports buffs will be in their element because Cary is the home of the USA Baseball National Training Complex. Whether you score tickets to a game or take a behind the scenes tour, the complex lets you walk in the footsteps of champions. Innovating since 1959, Research Triangle Park is North America’s largest continuously operating research park. Driving around the park is an experience in itself, with more than 200 research, technology, and ag-bio companies to check out. For a culture fix head to the heritage listed Page-Walker Arts and History Center, where you’ll find the Cary Heritage Museum.

Activities

Bigtime arts in small-town America

After you’ve got your bearings with a stroll around the downtown area, why not head to the Cary Arts Center to discover local theater and performing arts? If you prefer mainstream entertainment, the beautifully restored Cary Theatre screens Hollywood films in an elegant setting. Cary doesn’t scrimp on green space with almost 40 greenway trails open from sunrise to sunset. Just 20 minutes to the east is Raleigh, North Carolina’s colorful capital. From touring its universities to visiting the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh will unlock a whole new perspective on North Carolina.

Weather

Summer concerts in colorful Cary

Summer brings long days and plenty of sunshine, as well as a colorful calendar of festivals and events. The Koka Booth Amphitheatre is Cary’s most popular venue, hosting a string of outdoor concerts. It also hosts North Carolina Symphony's Summerfest Series, which attracts music lovers from across the US. The atmosphere is fantastic so why not stay local with Cary vacation rentals in the heart of the town center? When it comes to fall colors, North Carolina puts on one of America’s fieriest displays, with foliage usually peaking from September to November. 

Natural features

Discover the North Carolina countryside

Surrounded by rolling hillsides and dense forests, Cary is one of North Carolina’s prettiest small towns. A handful of creeks and lakes dot the area, with Lake Crabtree stealing most of the attention. If you feel like stretching your legs, Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve/Stevens Nature Center features family-friendly woodland walking trails and scenic lookouts. Both Cary and Raleigh are enchanting, but if you really want to experience the beauty of North Carolina, it’s best to stay rural. From historic farmhouses to luxury forest retreats, Cary vacation rentals unlock access to some of the state’s most enchanting rural properties.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Cary

The nearest airport is in Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.), located 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Cary Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cary?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 458 vacation rentals around Cary. From 186 house rentals to 82 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Cary?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Cary:

  • Southwest Raleigh: 57 vacation rentals
  • Downtown: 35 vacation rentals
  • Northwest Raleigh: 24 vacation rentals
  • Umstead: 16 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Raleigh: 15 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Cary?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Cary. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cary Towne Center: 412 vacation rentals
  • USA Baseball National Training Complex: 450 vacation rentals
  • Park West Village: 453 vacation rentals
  • Cary Station: 446 vacation rentals
  • Koka Booth Amphitheater: 368 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cary listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cary?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 186 Houses in Cary. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Cary include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 82 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 31 rentals available
  • Studios: 125 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Cary?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 94 vacation rentals with pool available in Cary. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.