Cary, NC, USA

Cary, NC, USA

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Where to stay around Cary, NC?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 91 vacation rentals near Cary. From 49 houses to 19 townhomes, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Cary for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.