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Located around 11 miles north of the state capital of Raleigh, Wake Forest provides a quiet and convenient base for your visit to the Tar Heel State. The neighborhood’s charming downtown area, full of protected old buildings, is a throwback to times gone by, and its many pleasant green spaces are perfect for leisurely stroll and picnic lunches. There are also plentiful art galleries, stores, and malls to pick up a souvenir of your trip, so pack your bags and get ready for a great vacation in Wake Forest.

Hotels in Wake Forest

The superb selection of affordable hotels in Wake Forest makes the town the ideal location to stay during a visit to Raleigh. The Candlewood Suites Wake Forest Raleigh Area features highly in Wake Forest hotel reviews, with simple lodgings and a convenient on-site fitness center and coffee shop. The Sleep Inn Wake Forest is a popular budget Wake Forest hotel that is situated in the heart of the town and features an indoor swimming pool. Another favorite option is the Hampton Inn Raleigh / Town Of Wake Forest, which provides no-frills accommodation complete with a 24-hour fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool.

Things to see in Wake Forest

Wake Forest is not just a great base for your visit to Raleigh, there’s also plenty to see and do during your stay in the town. One of the standout features of the neighborhood is the collection of lovingly maintained old buildings around the South White St. area in the town center, which have been designated as the Downtown Wake Forest Historic District. The 25 buildings, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, were constructed between 1890 and 1949, and feature wonderful examples of Colonial Revival and Art Deco-style architecture. For a further glimpse into the history of the area, visit the Wake Forest Historical Museum. Close to town’s center, this compact institution offers a good overview of the area’s fascinating past. For a fun, relaxing day out, head to the 117-acre E. Carroll Joyner Park, a popular recreation area with miles of paved tracks and barbecue facilities.

Good for families

With a pleasant blend of antique architecture, inviting public parks, and fun-filled activities, Wake Forest is an excellent destination for a family vacation. This peaceful suburban neighborhood has lots to keep visitors of all ages happy, from the stores and galleries dotted throughout the historic downtown district, to the fun and games on offer at the Factory shopping mall. A favorite Wake Forest attraction, the mall has a great range of kid-friendly activities, including ice rinks, a skate park, and an inflatable playground. And for the family’s older sports fans, the town’s Heritage Golf Club provides top-class golf facilities and a welcoming clubhouse.

How to get to Wake Forest

Raleigh-Durham International Airport, just 24 miles from Wake Forest, connects the town with a host of foreign and domestic destinations. You can get to the airport in around 30 minutes by taxi or rental car. You can also take the bus, although this can take a little longer as it goes via Raleigh city center. The Triangle Transit Authority operates public transport in Wake Forest, including buses throughout the town and other parts of the greater Raleigh-Durham municipality. Interstates 85 and 40 pass through Wake Forest, allowing convenient car travel, and the national railway operator Amtrak has a station in Raleigh.