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.
Due to the ever-changing nature of our current dealings with the coronavirus, we have dedicated the majority of this homepage and related content to local business and community relief efforts. Please engage this page in its entirety to learn about how you can affect positive change.
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Support Durham Business While Social Distancing
Our global, national, regional, and local community are reeling from the implications of the coronavirus — and though we all face vulnerabilities, those in our hospitality industry feel this impact severely.
We, like everyone else, are not exempt from this unprecedented occurrence. But this is Durham. Our community knows how to rally, support, and lift up one another in times of difficulty. If you're wondering how to help while investing in the health and well-being of Durham’s community, learn more here.
Shop from Durham's Black-Owned Businesses
Now more than ever, our community has responded to our request to source Black-owned businesses in Durham to offer support to, now and every single day to come. Here is a robust list of over 200 entrepreneurs based in our community and providing for our community.Learn More
Find Restaurants with Heated Outdoor Seating in Durham
Stay warm and enjoy a delicious meal outdoors!
While Durham may have a gathering limit for indoor seating, outdoor dining is still an enjoyable highly-favored option. Here's a list of restaurants in Durham offering delicious food and 'all you can heat' open-air outdoor seating.Learn More
Visitor Info Center Closure
In support of social distancing efforts, we have decided to close our Visitor Info Center until further notice. We remain committed to supporting Durham visitors, locals, and the hospitality industry.
We will continue to share creative ways you can support the local economy and are working behind the scenes with our partners to lift one another up amid this time of uncertainty.
Please continue to be kind to one another and share with us any ideas you’ve thought of to help local business owners. We will share with you when our Visitor Info Center reopens and other updates as soon as we have more information.