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Rediscover Balance

Discover why Durham has earned its title as the Startup Capital of the South and is a trending destination for those looking to escape big cities. After a few days, you’ll see why.

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Durham is for Doers

Durham is for the visionary and passionate. The considerate and curious. Follow us to see why it’s become the new home away from home for those working remotely as a place to find balance.

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See What Sets Us Apart

See What Sets Us Apart

Durham isn’t the beach. But we make our own waves. Durham is a place with a progressive, diverse community solving dilemmas and innovating each day. We like our barbecue and biscuits just as much as we like our locally sourced small plates and craft cocktails. It’s a destination that beckons you to escape Zoom fatigue and set your own agenda; our creative class is eager to meet you.

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Experience Durham's Outdoor Dining Scene

Experience Durham's Outdoor Dining Scene

Dining al fresco has never been more in style. With the warmer weather, Durham’s foodie scene has continued to expand beyond the confines of four walls into expanded patios, sidewalk set-ups, and pop-up events that close streets down for pedestrians. Discover the Tastiest Town in the South while feeling safe eating outdoors, savoring Durham’s flavors with a bit of elbow room and fresh air.

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Discover Durham Like a Local

Discover Durham Like a Local

There are no tourist traps here, but we understand wanting to explore as the locals do. Durham’s brimming with hidden gems, longstanding family-owned businesses, and an arts scene rivaling that of the biggest of cities. From local favorite restaurant options and where to pick up the latest Durham swag to self-care techniques and tours for uncovering more of Durham’s history, we’ve compiled the best for you.

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Discover Durham's Great Outdoors

Discover Durham's Great Outdoors

Adventure is calling. As a mid-size city, Durham’s trails and green spaces are never too far away from its downtown core. Durham Central Park even is just a few blocks away from our city center, typically buzzing with events and folks having picnics. Northern Durham, known for its access points to state parks, lakes and tranquil hikes, is just a short drive. Put your screens away and take in our beautiful, fresh air.

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We Made a Mixtape Just for You ❤️

We Made a Mixtape Just for You ❤️

Music has a beautiful way of healing the soul. We collaborated with Blackspace, a digital makerspace for Black and Brown youth to explore creative endeavors, to bring you Durhamfi, a new lofi album with 20 instrumental tracks inspired by the Bull City. For when you need to focus or switch up your playlists, stream Durhamfi and feel the past, present, and future of the city come alive through music.

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Resources for Planning Your Durham Adventure

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Planning a Trip to Durham?

Here are some COVID-19 considerations to keep in mind.

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Back on the Bull

Discover 1,200+ local businesses pledged to provide customers with a COVID-safe visitor experience.

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Durham COVID-19 Updates

Up-to-date information and resources from local government as our community reopens.

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Durham Maps & Guides

We’re here to help you find your way with digital maps & guides of Durham.

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