GIMMIE A BREAK! UNPLUG WITH UNSCRIPTED HOTEL
Well, it’s my final installment of my spring break series with Unscripted Hotel. Check out last week’s post and the week before here. Today’s travel Tuesday tip is to UNPLUG! I love that The Unscripted Hotel is in downtown durham it’s perfect for a spring break staycation to explore the city. Leave your phone at the hotel and enjoy what Durham has to offer.
Restored tobacco warehouses are now home to restaurants, bars and businesses which frame a multi-purpose central courtyard and lawn. A ¼ mile stepped waterway bisects the courtyard while above, the iconic Lucky Strike smokestack and water tower punctuate the Durham skyline as they have for decades. This award-winning reclamation project has served as a catalyst for the downtown revival that’s still ongoing, and is a must see for visitors to the “Bull City.” American Tobacco Historic District, 318 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701. (919) 433-1566, www.americantobaccohistoricdistrict.com.
A pay-by-the-ounce taproom where you can pour your own drink from a selection of 60+ taps of the finest of craft brews, ciders and wines from the Triangle, and other awesome beer hubs far and wide.
Flavors are inspired by the seasons, their favorite well-worn cookbooks, and childhood ice cream memories . Parlour makes their ice cream with 18% butterfat and the best quality ingredients. They also make pastries and most of the toppings from scratch. There’s always a vegan option, including fruit sorbets, creamy flavors made from coconut milk, and scratch-made vegan baked treats. Located right across the street it’s a great afternoon treat!
The 2,700 seat DPAC hosts a variety of cultural events including Broadway musicals, concerts and comedy shows. The performing arts center offers special group programs as well, including pre- and post-show events, priority seating and discount tickets. Within easy walking distance of the American Tobacco Historic District and downtown restaurants, the DPAC has become the crown jewel of Durham’s downtown renaissance. www.dpacnc.com.