Sometimes it’s great to have a change of scenery. You love city life and all the options it offers, but you want to explore somewhere new. You can plan the perfect getaway from Atlanta to Durham to satisfy your urge to explore a new city! Durham is right at the heart of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, housing Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh and home to Duke University.
Anytime you take a trip from city to city, you want to make sure you know what you can do in the area. Request our free vacation guide to plan your trip today!
Your Weekend Escape from Atlanta to Durham
Atlanta is roughly 382 miles from Durham and a very manageable five to six-hour drive. However, you may not want to drive the whole way in one shot. You may want to stop and see some places that you don’t normally get to visit, or experience. One of the benefits of this trip is that you pass through major urban areas on your way like Greenville, Charlotte, and Greensboro. Each city has its own charm and flair.
Every Trip Needs the Necessities
Whenever you take a trip of some length, you want to make sure you have everything you need. Here are some of the essentials of any road trip:
- The directions and pre-planned itinerary
- Phone chargers (never leave home without them)
- Water and drinks
- Great playlists
- Good company
No matter how you choose to plan your road trips or what you always must bring, you want to make sure you have an enjoyable experience when you travel. Your path to NC starts now. You can see the best times to visit Durham or plan a girl’s weekend getaway. Don’t waste another minute!
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Check Out Carowinds Right at the Border of SC and NC
One of the best detours you can make is Carowinds. This theme park is a mecca for rollercoaster enthusiasts and one of the top-rated parks on the East Coast. Just outside the city of Charlotte, the park is just a little over halfway between Atlanta and Durham, so it’s the perfect time to stop and stretch your legs to have some fun!
You can ride plenty of thrilling coasters, or maybe, you want to relax at the waterpark after your drive. They offer single-day passes and season passes. Being this close to Atlanta, you don’t want to miss the opportunity!
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You Have Arrived! Choose a Luxurious Stay With Us
You’ve finally arrived from Atlanta to Durham, and the best place to stay is the Arrowhead Inn! Our luxurious accommodations include elegant rooms, a roomy log cabin, and a private cottage for the perfect romantic getaway. Every room also includes luxurious amenities such as terry satin robes, Egyptian cotton towels, luxurious Comphy-brand sheets, and luxury Sítrónu bath products.
Browse our availability to find the perfect lodging for your stay in Durham!