How To Enjoy The Perfect Solo Daycation In
Durham, NC

Durham, North Carolina offers a combination of history, nature, art, architecture, and great food that make it an ideal local destination.

Follow this itinerary to enjoy a memorable solo daycation in the Bull City!

Start your day with brunch at Dame’s Chicken & Waffles. This Black-owned restaurant offers an impressive menu that includes more than a dozen chicken and waffle combos.


After breakfast, make your way to the Museum of Durham History to learn more about the city and its rich cultural history. The museum features rotating exhibits that change every three to four months.

Exhibits include an interesting exhibit highlighting the Russell School, a school for African Americans now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The Eno River flows through forests filled with various plants, and past a historic mill and homes. There are miles of trails to enjoy a scenic hike. Kayaking and canoeing are also permitted.


Next, grab a mouthwatering seafood meal from one of Durham’s two Saltbox Seafood Joint locations. This Black-owned takeout restaurant is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. 

Chef Ricky Moore has received rave reviews in outlets such Vogue, Southern Living, and Durham Magazine for his delicious dishes made with fresh, seasonal seafood.

Finally, enjoy some rest and relaxation at the Black-owned Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast, a beautiful Colonial Revival-style mansion within walking distance of Downtown Durham.


There are three rooms and a suite to choose from, each elegantly-decorated and with its own private bathroom, luxurious linens, and modern amenities.


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