Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Durham

Come and experience Durham and its live music, festivals and theatre scene. This city's sporting events, university setting and shopping draw many visitors. Lenovo and Kenan Stadium are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in Durham

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Durham a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Durham Performing Arts Center (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Honey Girl Meadery (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • The Brothers Vilgalys Spirits (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Forest Hills Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Wheels Fun Park (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Duke University Golf Club (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Durham

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Durham is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Forest Hills Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Duke Lemur Center (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
  • West Point on the Eno (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Eno River State Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Durham

Fly into Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.5 mi (16.8 km) from the city centre.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station serving the city is Durham Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Durham?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 259 holiday lettings around Durham. From 124 houses to 83 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Durham?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Durham:

  • Forest Hills: 17 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 45 holiday homes
  • Duke Park: 17 holiday homes
  • East Durham: 27 holiday homes
  • North Garrett Road: 39 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Durham? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Durham. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Durham Convention Center: 369 holiday lettings
  • Duke University: 296 holiday lettings
  • Brightleaf Square: 323 holiday lettings
  • Bennett Place: 268 holiday lettings
  • Herndon Hills Farm: 437 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Durham listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Durham?

Yes, of course. offers 124 Houses in Durham. Our other popular types of Durham holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 83 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 23 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Durham?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 43 holiday homes with pool available in Durham. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.