The lush green landscape, the burst of bright flowers, the return of a balmy breeze – spring in Durham is surely something to celebrate. It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors and enjoy one of the most beautiful areas in the country. Let’s take a look at just a few of the reasons residents love to call Durham home in the springtime.
Spring Activities in Durham
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry at the American Tobacco Campus
When you feel like hanging out friends and family on a beautiful spring day, the American Tobacco Campus is the place to be. This sprawling event, retail, and restaurant space offers hours of open-air socializing and relaxing in a cool industrial space. You can visit every weekend for months and enjoy a different restaurant and scene every time.
Catch a Baseball Game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Baseball season is here! There’s nothing like hearing the first crack of the bat, grabbing a hot dog, and spending a day at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park rooting for your favorite team. Home games for the Bulls kick off in May, and Minor League Baseball games are played here starting in April. Grab some sunscreen and enjoy the beautiful weather at the ballpark!
Soak up the Culture at Local Festivals
BBQ, food, wine, music, art, and… pickles? Yes, there is a festival for everything in Durham and residents love it all! Spring festivals get under way in March and normally attract tens of thousands of people from all over the region. There’s nothing better than spending the day outside enjoying food and fun with your favorite folks.
Relax in Durham Central Park
If you crave a quieter scene, head for idyllic Durham Central Park. These five acres of green space in downtown Durham offer peaceful nooks and crannies to stroll, read, or picnic. The Great Lawn is perfect for catching some sun, or you can contemplate nature’s beauty in one of several landscaped gardens. Of course, a central park wouldn’t be complete without a playground for the little kids and a skate park for the bigger ones.
Expand Your Mind at the Museum of Life and Science
Experience a world of natural wonder at the incredible, 84-acre Museum of Life and Science. From one of the largest butterfly conservatories on the East Coast to its accredited zoo, the opportunities to see and experience nature first-hand are limitless. Whether you are spending the day here with the family, sending your little ones to an adventure-filled camp, or attending a unique interactive exhibit, you’ll be amazed at the variety and quality of experiences this learning center offers.
Relax on the River at Eno River State Park
The outdoors are so inspiring in North Carolina that sometimes it’s enough to just be in them. Eno River State Park, just a short drive from downtown Durham, is a special place to appreciate the beauty and majesty of the natural world. Defined by the peaceful Eno River and filled with hiking trails, swimming holes, picnic areas, and fields of wildflowers, this is the place to get away from the hustle and get back to yourself.
The weather in Durham is glorious year round, but there’s something undeniably sublime about the return of spring. There’s no better way to experience it than by living just a hop and skip from all the outdoor magic of this lively city. Come experience the brand new, luxury, single-family and townhome communities of Crystal Lake at Croasdaile Farm and 751 South in Durham – we’d love to show you around!