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Durham Trip

Trip to Durham

Part gothic architecture, part liberal and trendy, and part high class, Durham offers plenty of attractions along with a college town energy that makes it a totally unique city. Home to Duke University, you’ll find downtown Durham is also culturally-rich hub for shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. It’s no wonder why Durham trips attract millions of visitors annually from all over the globe. Why should you take a bus trip to Durham? Put down the textbook and read on for our favorite things to do on a Durham trip!

Top 5 things to do on a Durham trip

  1. Tour Duke University Campus
  2. Explore Eno River State Park
  3. Visit Research Triangle Park
  4. See the art at the Nasher Museum of Art
  5. 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).

A few of our most popular routes in Durham include:

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 ride shares are readily available as well.

Learn more about Megabus' top bus routes.

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 other rentals 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

  1. Bennett Place
  2. Duke Homestead
  3. Historic Stagville
  4. Tour Brightleaf Square
  5. 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

  • 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, and reclining seats.

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.