Durham is a place that's never content to just follow the trends. Colorful and audacious, this intrepid little city creates its own path forward. Where tobacco warehouses once stood, you'll now find restaurants, boutiques, and greenspace. Listen to a band while taking in Durham's iconic smokestacks and brick walls. Or, join locals for morning yoga on the rooftop of The Durham, a mid-century hotel in the heart of downtown - a little later in the day, you can indulge in cocktails on the very same roof while watching the sun dip below the skyline.
From Broadway to baseball, you'll find something to explore around every corner. Watch the world-famous Durham Bulls play ball down the street from the Durham Performing Arts Center, one of the most attended theaters in the country. See debut art exhibits at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, or admire a different kind of masterpiece: the flowing rapids of the Eno River.
And the food: well, you'll find a Durham twist on everything we serve. Old-school barbecue technique meets fresh ingredients from a farm up the road. Spanish tapas gets a Southern flair (you have to try the Cheerwine sangria!) and international flavors are served with a Durham welcome. The New York Times, Food & Wine, and the Food Network have all raved about Durham's culinary culture - here's your chance to find out why.
Whether you come for our 55-acre public garden or urban playground, the jazz music festival or craft distilleries, Durham delivers an experience unlike anything you've had before. Durham. A Whole Lot of Different.
Discover Durham's summer concert series, top spots for cool treats, newly opened restaurants and shops, and more.