Located in Apex, Candlewood Suites Apex Raleigh Area, an IHG Hotel is in the suburbs. Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve and Jordan Lake State Recreation Area reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include North Carolina State Fairgrounds and Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr. Horse Complex. J.C. Raulston Arboretum and Raleigh Rose Garden are also worth visiting.