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Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh-Durham
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Airports in Philadelphia
Philadelphia is served by two airports - Philadelphia International Airport, and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport.
The Philadelphia International Airport is the primary airport serving the Delaware Valley. Located between the city of Philadelphia and Tinicum Township in Pennsylvania, this airport offers scheduled domestic flights, and international flights to Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Travelers can avail to other parts of the city through the train and bus service operated by South Eastern Pennisylvania Transit Authority (called SEPTA) and taxis. The Northeast Philadelphia Airport serves only as a general aviation reliever airport, and only offers cargo services and some irregular general and corporate aviation services.
Raleigh is the capital of the state of North Carolina and the seat of Wake County in the United States. It is also known as the ‘City of Oaks’ for its oak tree-dotted streets. The city also derives praise for being home to two historically black universities- Shaw University and Saint Augustine's College.
Durham is a city and the county seat of Durham County in North Carolina. It was the center of over 90% of all the country’s tobacco business in the second half of the 19th century, and the rich business house of Washington Duke donated much of their money to a college that was later renamed Duke University in their honor in 1924.
Things to do in Raleigh-Durham
North Carolina State Capitol
The North Carolina State Capitol is the seat of the Governor of North Carolina. It formerly used to house the seat of state legislature of North Carolina until 1888 and the North Carolina General Assembly until 1961. This state capitol is a remarkable masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture. It was built between 1833 and 1840, and has remained almost unchanged ever since its completion.
The Pullen Park in Raleigh is a scenic sum of many picnic areas, a large pond, fun rides spread across a scenic spread of 66.33 acres in Raleigh. The park also features many exhibits and attractions like the Pullen Aquatic Center, Pullen Arts Center and Theatre In the Park. The Pullen Aquatic Center features an Olympic-grade swimming pool that is flanked by warm water therapy pool, an outdoor patio and a locker room.
Museum of Life and Science
The Museum of Life and Science (formerly known as the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science and the NC Children's Museum) is a state of the art children's science museum in Durham. It is home to a a large number of interactive exhibits based on the concepts of natural science. It is best known for its Aerospace exhibit that revolves around NASA’s space programs and features artifacts from Apollo mission of the 1960s.
Best Time to Fly to Rayleigh-Durham
The best times to fly to Rayleigh-Durham are the spring and fall season that run from March to May and September to November respectively. This time of the year sees the two cities of Raleigh and Durham being immersed in the festivities of Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll Marathon & Half Marathon (in April) and North Carolina State Fair (in October). Travelers with a budget crunch can visit here in winter season from December to February. This time of the year is perfect for watching basketball tournaments and enjoying Christmas and New Year celebrations plus cheaper air fares and hotel rates.