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Welcome to Durham, NC

Ever-changing. Never changing.

Durham is a historical haven, a sanctuary for the spectacular, and a rough-cut gem waiting to be unearthed. Durham’s been a destination on the move for more than 150 years. Perhaps it’s time you discovered it too.

Maybe you’ve heard about our celebrated food scene, top-notch universities or buzzing startup culture. There’s just something about this place. It transcends categories. Durham has something intangible, inspiring and absolutely alluring.

Before our sidewalks were lined with award-winning eateries, they were traversed by our first generation of industrious entrepreneurs. Seeds of equality and justice were planted here long ago, and they have blossomed into a colorful community where murals tell our proud story of inclusivity. We are where inspiration is found, where all are welcome and where the wild, wonderful, bold and beautiful come together in unexpected ways.

Want in? Come discover Durham.

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Hightail it to Durham

Hightail it to Durham

We give you permission to make the kids jealous. Come down the road less traveled and plan a getaway to Durham. At the crossroads of North Carolina, escape to find hidden gems, world-class eateries, and bold experiences. Don't let adventure pass you by.

If you find yourself asking 'Are we there yet?' We'll tell you: Yes.

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Walkin' in the Durham Wonderland

Walkin' in the Durham Wonderland

The festive lights are glowin' and the hot cocoa is flowin'. These fun events in Durham will bring you holiday cheer!

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Public Art & Inspiration Guide

Public Art & Inspiration Guide

Start your journey at the Visitor Info Center in the center of downtown with CCB Plaza and a famous 2,500-pound bronze bull just outside. Travel by foot, bike, scooter, bus, or car on a self-guided tour around the city and county to experience art while learning about Durham, enjoying unique attractions, and sampling local fare.

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Support Durham's Black-Owned Businesses

Support Durham's Black-Owned Businesses

The Durham community supports Black-owned businesses. Period. Here is a robust list of over 200 brick-and-mortar spots, entrepreneurial endeavors, and the next generation of Black business owners based in our community.

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