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Do It In Durham

Durham is for doers. Do your thing here.

With a vibrant craft beer, coffee and cocktail scene and rich history of small and minority-owned businesses – plus, the award-winning stays, drool-worthy food and camera-ready views – the Bull City offers visitors an unforgettable experience with an authentic culture that will leave you checking your calendar to plan the next trip.

Preview every spot on The New York Times's 36 Hours in Durham itinerary

Different Ways To Do It In Durham

Durham Shakes Things Up

Durham Shakes Things Up

Durham's got spirit. Make that Spirits.

Wind your way through our streets on your tour de tastes. Durham's culinary innovation doesn't stop on the plate. Pair your meal at an acclaimed restaurant with a beverage perfectly matched in creativity and craft. Generations of award-winning chefs and mixologists have built something special here. Find your flavor at Durham's best restaurants and bars.

Food & Drink
11 Can't-Miss Things To Do in Durham This Winter

11 Can't-Miss Things To Do in Durham This Winter

Durham's relatively temperate winters and amazing food, entertainment and art scenes make the season a low-key winner for a visit to Durham. Instead of hiding out under your covers waiting for the warm weather to return, put on those boots with the fur and head to the Bull City for an unforgettable wintertime adventure.

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Durham's Got the Digs

Durham's Got the Digs

Comfort and style await in the Bull City. Discover a room with a view and comfort to match.

There are plenty of ways to spend a day in Durham, but it's also a great place to spend the night — or several nights. Shine bright like a four diamond hotel, pick a stay with a pool or discover our dog-friendly hotels and inns.

Hotels & Inns
Durham Captures the Imagination

Durham Captures the Imagination

Boundless creativity. Amazing talent. Durham is brimming with inspiration.

Durham's arts scene is where cultures are shared, communities are built and dreams are achieved. From the biggest Broadway productions on a top-ranked stage to touring shows in a historic theater to the #1 fine arts festival in the state, our city creates its own magic. Come experience it with us.

Entertainment
Where Local Thrives

Where Local Thrives

Visit a place where present-day entrepreneurship is built on Black Wall Street's history. Support local. Find your community.

Durham is a place with a progressive, diverse community solving dilemmas and innovating each day. Our locally-owned coffee shops are mission-driven change-makers. We’re a gritty, tobacco-grown town with dozens of thriving international corporations. We’re activists, scholars, artists and entrepreneurs. We always aim to blaze a new trail; that’s an experience we want to share with you.

Community