Just 30 minutes northwest of Durham awaits the small town of Burlington, a treasure trove of antiquing and flea markets. Longtime establishments like The Depot offer rare antiques, while newcomers like Board & Brush Creative Studio put a fresh, DIY spin on wood crafting. And you can’t forget the food—no trip to Alamance County is complete without farm-fresh fare at Front Street Café or piping hot biscuit sandwiches at the Biscuitville drive-thru.
Small towns like Burlington offer a low-key change of pace from the Triangle’s hustle, and there’s something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Let Party Bus Company Durham drive you there worry-free so you can focus on antiquing, crafting and eating your hearts out.
The Carolina Theatre of Durham
While you don’t have to venture far to reach downtown Durham’s historic Carolina Theatre, this legendary venue deserves a mention. Catch a screening of an indie film or a showing of a Metropolitan Opera production in the Fletcher Hall auditorium. If you’re planning a group outing, consider booking one of the theater’s classic films, concert screenings or comedy shows.
With a seating capacity of 1,048 people, events at the Carolina Theatre have a way of bringing the community together. Travel to this Durham icon hassle-free with a charter bus rental from Party Bus Company Durham. We can pick up your group across the Triangle region and drop you off right at the theater doors.
Chapel Hill & Carrboro
Just down the road, the college town vibes of Chapel Hill and Carrboro offer a relaxed pace perfect for groups. Browse the local shops and boutiques, enjoy Southern comfort food at Mama Dip’s, or catch a show at Cat’s Cradle, a famous music venue that’s hosted acts from Nirvana to The National.
And you can’t forget the area’s natural beauty. Chapel Hill and Carrboro connect to 140 miles of greenways and trails, many perfect for an afternoon stroll or hike with friends. Let our shuttle buses whisk your group to and from these quintessential North Carolina towns for a day trip to remember.
Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
Nature enthusiasts will love a day escaping to Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. Located just 15 minutes north of Hillsborough, this secluded park contains one of the highest natural points in Orange County. Several hiking trails wind through hardwood forests and up to the mountain summit, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Eno River valley.
With over five miles of hiking trails contained within 167 acres, Occoneechee Mountain offers hours of outdoor adventure without traveling far from the Durham city center. Leave the logistics to Party Bus Company Durham—we’ll get your group there together, hassle-free.
Duke Lemur Center
Have you ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with some of the world’s rarest primates? Durham’s Duke Lemur Center makes this a reality through guided walking tours, giving visitors a peek into the lives of their resident lemurs from Madagascar.
Educational and interactive, a tour of the Duke Lemur Center is a memorable experience for groups of all ages. Let Party Bus Company Durham drive you and your friends or family there directly, no transfers necessary. We’ll drop you at the door and be ready and waiting when your amazing primate encounter concludes.
As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh has plenty of cultural attractions to offer your group on a day trip. History buffs will appreciate a guided tour of the Executive Mansion, the state’s stunning Georgian Revival-style governor’s residence, or a walk through Historic Oakwood Cemetery to admire 19th-century gravestone iconography.
The North Carolina Museum of Art impresses visitors with its permanent collection of Rodin sculptures and artifacts from ancient Egypt. And the open-air PNC Outdoor Amphitheater is the perfect place to catch a concert from big-name acts on tour.
Whatever you choose, Party Bus Company Durham’s charter bus rentals offer direct transportation between Durham and Raleigh’s top sites. Avoid hassles like parking or public transit transfers—we’ll get you there together.
Wilmington & North Carolina’s Coast
North Carolina’s coastline boasts breathtaking beaches, fascinating lighthouses and military history. On a day trip from Durham, your group could marvel at the views from the top of Old Baldy Lighthouse, stroll the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington, or explore exhibits at the North Carolina Maritime Museum.
Drive just a bit farther, and you’ll reach the beaches of North Carolina’s Cape Fear region. Play in the waves at Kure Beach or indulge in fresh seafood right off the boat in historic Southport. With around 3 hours travel time each way, be sure your charter bus rental is equipped with comfortable seats and entertainment amenities. The Party Bus Company Durham team will take care of the rest!
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, artsy Asheville promises beautiful fall scenery for day-trippers willing to travel a few hours west of Durham. From hiking in the Pisgah National Forest to admiring art deco architecture downtown, Asheville offers outdoor adventure and cosmopolitan culture through and through.
And we can’t forget the food. Asheville boasts more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city and is a must-visit for craft beer lovers. Let Party Bus Company Durham provide roundtrip transportation to Asheville for your next group outing—you provide the thirst for adventure!
Known as the “City of Arts and Innovation,” Winston-Salem delights visitors with an array of galleries, gardens, and historic sites. Tour the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, an elegant early 20th-century estate surrounded by ornate formal gardens. History buffs will appreciate a visit to Old Salem Museums & Gardens to experience daily Moravian life in the 18th and 19th centuries.
From world-class culture to an up-and-coming food scene, Winston-Salem surprises and delights North Carolina travelers. Party Bus Company Durham can provide easy transportation to Winston-Salem for groups small or large. Leave the driving and logistics to us while you soak up the city’s southern charm.
Travel with Party Bus Company Durham
No matter which day trip destination speaks to your group, rely on Party Bus Company Durham to get you there comfortably and safely. We provide charter bus, shuttle bus, and other transportation rentals throughout North Carolina’s Triangle region and beyond. Our professional drivers will handle navigation while you enjoy spending time with friends, family, or colleagues.
Ready to hit the road on an unforgettable day trip from Durham? Contact Party Bus Company Durham at 984-255-0439 for a free, no-obligation quote designed just for you. We look forward to helping you explore the beauty of North Carolina!