Packing for North Carolina getaway

Plan the Perfect Escape to North Carolina at These Fun Local Attractions!

Durham, North Carolina, is a beautiful city filled with endless possibilities for fun and exploration. Here’s a 500-word itinerary to help you maximize your visit. When visiting The Bull City, there are places you can’t miss! From catching a baseball game to knowing where to grab a bite to eat, there are plenty of places to take all the sights and sounds in! We will create an itinerary with the best spots in this blog. If you’re looking for even more Durham activities, request our Vacation Guide for the best shopping, dining, and places to have fun!   

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1. Visit the Museums and Research Centers

The museums and research centers in Durham are one-of-a-kind! Whether you’re looking to learn more about local history, our world, or even lemurs, there is something for everyone! Browse some of the best museums in town below and find the ideal one.   

Museum of Life and Sciences   

Nasher Museum of Art  

Museum of Durham History 

T Rex

2. Check out Historical Local Landmarks!

Durham is full of exciting and fun local landmarks. Each landmark tells the city’s story and how Durham came to be. From the earliest Native Americans that lived in the area through the antebellum period and today, you can explore what made Durham the city it is today!  

Bennett Place  

Historic Stagville  

West Point on the Eno Durham City Park 

3. Explore Duke University

Known for its world-class academic programs and exceptional athletic teams. Founded in 1838, Duke has grown into a leading institution of higher education with a diverse student body of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from all 50 states and over 100 countries. There are many sights to explore at the university!   

Sarah P. Duke Gardens  

Duke University Chapel  

Duke Lemur Center 

4. Try a Local Restaurant

Durham is home to many classic and trendy restaurants alike! There is always something delicious waiting for you around every corner. There are so many to list, so here are just a few top dining options around the city to try!  

Mothers & Sons Trattoria  

Metro 8 Steakhouse  

Yamazushi Restaurant  

5. Attend a Sporting Event

Sporting events in Durham are lively! If you’re craving something fun and action-packed, head to one of these games and experience sports Bull City style! From college sports to professional, we have everything you want in one place.  

Durham Bulls  

Duke Blue Devils  

Tobacco Road Football Club  

For even more ideas, browse our things to do page!

Be Sure to Add Arrowhead Inn to Your Itinerary! 

No trip to Durham would be complete without staying at Arrowhead Inn! We offer the best of both worlds. Guests enjoy the peace and quiet of our location, the proximity to Durham, and all of the city’s top activities! Our accommodations are designed with your relaxation in mind. Enjoy high-quality finishes that will relax you, paired with amenities such as Sitronu bath products and gourmet breakfast each morning. We even provide amenities for business travel and weddings, so endless possibilities exist. We’re excited to welcome you to your North Carolina getaway!  

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