Top Spring Activities in Durham, NC

Planning a trip to scenic Durham in the spring is always a refreshing and fun experience for travelers. This time of year, the city’s flowers are in bloom, offering up a picture-perfect backdrop for outdoor weddings and seasonal events. When travel plans bring you this way, be sure to add the following spring activities to your itinerary to elevate the experience at every single turn. A getaway to our Durham, NC bed and breakfast is the perfect way to enjoy all the wonderful adventures that spring in Durham has to offer.

If you are looking for more fun ideas while you visit Durham, make sure to request our free vacation guide. We have all the suggestions for things to do, places to visit, the best dining, and entertainment. Download the guide and plan your stay today! 

Explore Local Gardens

Colorful flora in Duke Gardens, Duke University, North Carolina

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous place for photos or you’re hoping to simply relax and unwind surrounded by color this spring, a trip to the Sarah P Duke Gardens is a must. Located on Duke University’s campus, the garden provides guests with 55 acres of terrain to explore dotted with woodlands and meticulously landscaped flower beds as well. From the water features and ponds to the lakes, and the Japanese Tea Gathering opportunity on-site, it just might be the highlight of your spring stay.  

Spend Quality Time in the Great Outdoors

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

For many spring travelers heading to Durham, spending as much time in the sunshine and fresh air is a priority. When you’re one for hiking, you’ll find beautiful trails to trek this spring at destinations like Eno River State Park. Drive a bit further to the Riverwalk in Hillsborough to stroll through the forest along a creek, past train tracks and make a stop at Weaver Street Market for a homemade treat.

There are also opportunities to stroll or bike your way across Durham using the American Tobacco Trail. This pathway spans 22 miles and you can easily rent a bike for the day to enjoy sightseeing at Pedego Electric Bikes of the Triangle. Hoping to spend an afternoon filling a basket with delicious rewards instead? Add a day of berry picking to your to-do list by heading over to the Waller Family Farm. Just 20 minutes from Arrowhead Inn, this farm is a spring locale that’s loved for the many blueberries and strawberries that are available to pick during the spring. It’s also a great stop for a leisurely stroll once you’ve had your fill of fruit.  

Indulge Your Enthusiasm for Sports


Locals and visitors alike with a passion for all things baseball always look forward to spring as the season that marks the official game lineup for the Durham Bulls. The 10,000-seat ballpark in town is a perfect place to watch this Minor League baseball team in action. It’s a wonderful family-friendly activity to enjoy while you’re in town and one that’s sure to leave you with memories that last a lifetime.  

Indoor Entertainment to Enjoy

DPAC - Durham Performing Arts Center

If you happen to find yourself in Durham on a rainy spring day this year, or you’re just looking to balance out your outdoor recreation with indoor fun, there are plenty of options available. Consider booking a ticket to a world-class performance over at the Durham Performing Arts Center while you’re in town. This venue regularly hosts musicians and comedians as well as musicals and more! The Carolina Theatre is another fantastic local stop when you’re hoping to elevate the entertainment and performance factor of your spring getaway to Durham. If your trip brings you this way around the beginning of April, you’ll be right on time to participate in the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Film fanatics gather in Durham to enjoy this one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the best of silver screen creations with over 100 films shown on average during the festival.  

Book Your Durham Adventure Today

Garden Cottage Exterior

When you make your way to Durham, booking your stay at the Arrowhead Inn ensures luxury, comfort, and style will be a part of your experience every step of the way. Reach out today to learn more about our lovely and inviting accommodations