Trip to Durham
Top 5 things to do on a Durham trip
- Tour Duke University Campus
- Explore Eno River State Park
- Visit Research Triangle Park
- See the art at the Nasher Museum of Art
- Check out Bennett Place
Durham, best known for being home to Duke University, is much more than just a college town.
When in Durham, it’s true that you’re within reach of Duke University Campus, but you’re also nearby many historic sites and museums such as the Duke Homestead and Bennett Place.
If you’ve never been to Durham, you owe yourself a proper adventure of exploring the history and culture it provides.
Numerous tours can help you navigate downtown and there are plenty of attractions from exploring the Duke University Campus to visiting Research Triangle Park.
Throughout Durham you’ll be able to marvel at its historic gothic architecture, shop and dine downtown, visit museums, and much more.
We’ll try to help simplify your Durham trip by providing some our favorite hotels, shops, and restaurants listed below!
Transportation options in Durham
Our bus to Durham takes you to the Durham Station Transportation Center (just a few blocks from the Duke University campus).
Learn more about our most popular routes to Durham.
Upon your arrival, getting around on your Durham trip will be a breeze. Besides downtown being easily walk-able, there are many transportation options.
Take advantage of Durham’s inter-city bus via the Triangle Transit Authority or the Durham Area Transit Authority.
Alternatively, taxis and Ubers are readily available as well.
Best places to stay in Durham
After your long exhaustive day of sight-seeing, you’re going to need a place to crash. Durham is widely known for its amenities and extensive hotel accommodations.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from, making a Durham trip accessible for any traveler.
The most lavish hotels in Durham would be the Durham Marriott or the Millennium Hotel Durham, putting you in a central location to many of the city’s sights.
Alternatively, many hotels such as the Comfort Inn, DoubleTree, or Airbnb’s are available at a lower cost and offer plenty of travel options for your trip to Durham.
Nightlife in Durham
Downtown Durham’s bar scene is consistently livened by the Duke University, so you’ll always find something to do. Whether you’re seeking bars, dives, or clubs, there are countless nightlife options on your trip to Durham.
If you require drinks and a mechanical bull, look no further than Shooters II Saloon. Offering a wild-west theme and dance floor, you’ll find it’s very popular among the college crowd.
Make sure to check Fullsteam Brewery for its many beers and indoor game room.
For live music fans, the Blue Note Grill is an outstanding bar and venue to round out your Durham trip.
Where to shop on your Durham trip
Whether you’re seeking retail therapy or looking for a quirky souvenir from Lark Street, Durham will be sure to meet your needs.
There will be no shortage of shopping options while you’re in the limits of the city.
For retail and luxury shopping, look no further than the Streets at Southpoint. Known as the largest shopping venue in the area, you’ll find independent stores as well as familiar retailers.
Make sure to check out Ninth Street, a popular college area shopping district offering many restaurants and unique and independent stores.
Best free things to do in Durham
- Bennett Place
- Duke Homestead
- Historic Stagville
- Tour Brightleaf Square
- Duke Basketball Museum and Sports Hall of Fame
Even the most frugal of travelers will find something to love on their Durham trip.
Totally free, take a self-guided tour of Duke University Campus or Historic Stagville. Visiting the outdoor attractions and beautiful parks and lakes such as Eno River State Park cost you nothing as well.
You can even soak in the culture on your trip to Durham by walking through Brightleaf Square and Ninth Street, where it often will be buzzing with activity.
Benefits of taking a bus trip to Durham
- free Wi-Fi and personal power outlets
- free onboard entertainment with Megabus RIDE
- reserved seating
- fares starting at just $1*
When booking a Durham trip, you’re looking for the lowest costs, trip flexibility, and the best means to arrive comfortably and safely.
Look no further, because megabus offers the easiest and most affordable options for traveling to Durham, with fares as low as $1*.
With the money you save on bus tickets to Durham, you’ll be left with more to spend on your upcoming Durham trip.
Megabus serves more than 100 cities and university campuses across North America, allowing you to choose the bus stop nearest to you and select your flexible schedule for your Durham trip.
This will ensure that when you arrive, you can immediately begin exploring the beauty of Durham.
On your Durham trip, you’ll be offered the highest level of comfort and safety as well as amenities such as onboard restrooms, individual power outlets, three-point seatbelts, reclining seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment subject to availability.
So if you’re planning on taking a Durham trip, book your ticket with us today to reserve your seat and see our first-class amenities firsthand.