If spending a weekend in North Carolina with the family sounds like a dream, then check out this collection of luxury lodging for families near Raleigh! Serving as the capital of the state, Raleigh is best known for its incredible history and gorgeous mountain views. Kids will love all the activities and interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, as well as the miniature train and carousel inside Pullen Park. William B. Umstead State Park has over 5,000 acres of hiking and bridle trails along with three man-made lakes that are perfect for fishing. Lake Johnson is a great spot to spend a day swimming or boating, and Neuse River Trail is popular amongst runners and cyclists. No matter what you choose to do, Raleigh is a great place to vacation!