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Top Things to do in Durham, NC

Things To Do

Top 10 Things to do in Durham

Give us the opportunity to tailor your ideal activity list for your visit at our Durham B&B. We will explore historic sites, events, venues, sports, and recreational activities. We will be happy to make reservations, map directions, arrange transportation, recommend restaurants, and much more!

Top Ten Things to do in Durham

Sarah P Duke Gardens in Durham, NC
Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

1. Spend an afternoon strolling through the lovely Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Duke University's West Campus. Discover exotic blooms as well as local beauties growing side by side. Just beyond the gardens, you'll find the beautiful Duke Chapel. Duke's West Campus is also home to the magnificent Nasher Museum of Art whose galleries feature many local artists as well as exhibits on national tours.

2. Tantalize your taste buds with a sumptuous Dinner at the Inn, served in our elegant Keeping Room, romantic gazebo, or in the privacy of your suite. Or, savor the flavor of Durham and visit award-winning restaurants! Many of Durham's chefs take pride in incorporating local ingredients into all their dishes.

American Dance Festival in Durham, NC
American Dance Festival

American Dance Festival

3. Those who appreciate the arts will find many opportunities to experience new sights and sounds in the Durham area. The beautiful new Durham Performing Arts Center sets the stage for Broadway Carolina and musical performances of all genres. Duke University provides a venue for world-class performances and art exhibits.

4. Experience nature in a totally new way! Spend an afternoon canoeing or kayaking on the Eno River with rentals available from Frog Hollow Outdoors. Their experienced guides can give you the insiders scoop on the best places to paddle. Guests and friends of Arrowhead Inn may book an excursion enjoy 10% off your trip! Use the discount code arrowhead10 for 10% off registration.

Duke Lemur Center – Top Things to do in Durham
Duke Lemur Center

Duke Lemur Center

5. For the young and young at heart visit the Museum of Life and Science and engage in a variety of exhibits from the Magic Wings Butterfly House to the hands on Catch the Wind demonstration. There is something for everyone! For those more animal-oriented check out the Duke Lemur Center, be sure to call in advance and schedule a tour!

6. Spend a few hours sipping a glass of North Carolina wine at a local vineyard, Rock of Ages Winery. For a different tasting experience, check out the Triangle Brewery in downtown Durham. Sample their Belgian and American style brews and request a tour of the brewery.

7. Pack a lunch and hit the trails at the Little River Regional Park. This park features shaded, moderate hiking trails winding along the Little River. Or, hike the trails of the Eno River State Park, West Point on the Eno to access the river trails of Eno River State Park.

Durham Bulls Baseball Team
Durham Bulls

Durham Bulls

8. Root, root, root for the home team! Watch the minor-league Durham Bulls play ball at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The baseball stadium is surrounded by the restored warehouses of the American Tobacco Campus. Every Bulls game is full of excitement and entertainment, with many games followed by a fantastic fireworks display!

9. Explore our local vibrant farms! Play with the goats at Elodie Farms and learn about cheese making! Or view unique trees at our neighbor Architectural Trees. And if you're lucky enough to travel to Durham on a Wednesday or Saturday, be sure to check out the Farmers Market in Downtown Durham.

10. Hit the links at a nearby championship golf course! Or challenge yourself on one of Durham's many exceptional courses including the golf course at the Washington Duke Inn.