Top 6 Spring Activities in Durham, NC

Spring time is here: the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and life is best lived outside! A getaway to our Durham, NC bed and breakfast is the perfect way to enjoy all the wonderful spring adventures that Durham has to offer.

#1 Go Berry Pickin’

Full basket with just picked fresh red ripe strawberries and female hand holding a berry with green natural background.

As the weather warms, strawberries and blueberries are in season and heading outside to pick them is a favorite Durham activity. Waller Family Farm is the place to be. Head out to the farm, pick some berries and enjoy a leisurely stroll on the farm which is only 20 minutes from the Inn.

#2 Take Me Out to the Ball Game


In Durham, spring means that the Durham Bulls are back in action for the season. Enjoy an afternoon or night out in the 10,000 seat ballpark and try your hand at catching a home run. This Minor League baseball team is top notch and there is nothing quite like being able to say you saw some great players before they hit the big league!

**Baseball photos from the Durham Bulls.

#3 Enjoy Hiking In Our Beautiful State Parks

Rocks and trees during dusk ona fine spring day

The weather in the spring is delightful, warm and sunny. Head outside for a hike at one of our local parks as the flowers bloom and come to life again. The Eno River State Park, minutes from the Arrowhead Inn, is a perfect spot to explore and enjoy a hike. Drive a bit further to the Riverwalk in Hillsborough. Stroll through the forest along a creek, past train tracks and don’t forget to stop at Weaver Street Market for a homemade treat.

#4 Get Lost in the Gardens at Duke University

Colorful flora in Duke Gardens, Duke University, North Carolina

The Sarah P Duke Gardens on Duke University’s campus come to life in the spring. The gardens offer 55 stunningly landscaped ground and wooded areas around the world famous Duke University. There are lovely water features, flowers that bloom seasonally and year round, lakes and ponds, and if offers a wonderful escape from the ordinary. These world class botanical gardens are a must! Grab your walking shoes and a picnic and enjoy the splendor of the outdoors.

#5 Walk or Bike Across Durham

DURHAM,NC/USA: LimeBike dockless bike share bicycles parked near downtown Durham, NC

As you look to get some exercise head to the American Tobacco Trail either walking or on a bike. The trail offers 22 miles of trails to enjoy! Rent a bike from Pedego Electric Bikes of the Triangle and enjoy your time outdoors. Make sure to stop and enjoy a delicious coffee at Bean Traders, a light meal at South Point Mall or grab a snack somewhere along the trail.

#6 Unwind in a Top-Rated Durham Inn

Garden Cottage Exterior

Durham in the spring is the place to be for a wonderful outdoor escape. After your outdoor adventures, retreat to your romantic room to unwind, relax and be pampered in style at our top rated inn.

  • Book your two night stay through May 31st and enjoy 20% off discount on your suite or premium room
  • Use the promo code MAYSTAY

*Offer is not valid with the Mason and Montclair rooms.