By: Lyndsay Crews
Recently, my husband traveled to Durham, NC for business. On a wild hair, my 4 children (6,4,3, and 22 months) and I went with him. We spent two nights and three days there and most of that time was spent by ourselves without my husband. Here is what I learned:
Bull City Burgers – 3 Stars
Biscuitville – 5 Stars!
Pie Pushers – 2.5 Stars
- Pros – Good food
- Cons – location is above a store so kids have to go upstairs, don’t bring a stroller because you can’t physically get it up the narrow stairs
- Tip – Get the pizza to go.
**The Mayor has banned plastic straws in Durham so make sure to bring a sippy cup everywhere you go.**
What to do:
Life and Science Museum – 5 Stars!
- Many other things to do for indoor or outdoor fun!
- Easy to get around
- Museum pass good for FREE admission to 200+ museums around the U.S.
- Tip – Bring a stroller and pack food/drinks
Where to Stay:
Unscripted Hotel – 2 Stars
- Pros – nice staff, convenient location to downtown Durham
- Cons – this hotel is not for children, public pool/bar area played music until 9:30 on week nights, Breakfast not included, King Size City View room is VERY small for 6 people
**Bring your own breakfast like granola bars or fruit.**
***They provided a cot and a pack n’ play. We brought two sleeping bags for the other two kids. It was cramped but doable.***
Featured Photo above: Durham by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images
2 thoughts on “Durham, NC Vacation Guide (with Small Kids)”
Do they still have the butterfly museum? That was my favorite. We went there when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant with PJ. I had shingles!!! Great place with less to do than you might think–which was great for getting over shingles. John and I loved the Angus Barn, but that’s probably out of your price range for now–It will probably still be there when the kids are done with college!
They do have the butterfly museum, but it when a butterfly landed on my daughter it totally freaked her out.