Welcome to The Research Triangle Region

Raleigh-Durham International Airport serves the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina, a multi-county area that includes the state capitol of Raleigh, as well as the vibrant cities of Durham, Chapel Hill and Cary along with dozens of larger towns and small communities throughout the central portion of the state.

Our region’s name comes from the Research Triangle Park, one of the largest dedicated research and industry zones in the nation. “RTP,” as it’s known locally, is located inside a triangle of major universities in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh when looking at a map.

The area has a rich history dating back to the Revolutionary War period and is known for sports, the arts and culture. From our own National Hockey League Carolina Hurricanes to many college sports teams to theatre and music venues and small town festivals, there are many ways to experience the Research Triangle Region.

Explore our region
We invite you to enjoy the best of the Research Triangle Region. During your trip explore the offerings via the links below. When you arrive at RDU, visit our information desks upon arrival for help planning your visit. Each of our Guest Services ambassadors is a certified N.C. Travel Counselor.