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Rediscover Celebrations

Springtime in Durham means one thing: it's commencement season. Bring the entire family and shower your graduate for their major accomplishment in Bull City style.

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If you’re wondering where to go, what to do, and when to visit, we have answers. Get the latest scoop on all things Durham. Then, when you arrive, you’ll already feel like family.

Check off the Ultimate Spring Bucket List with Family

Check off the Ultimate Spring Bucket List with Family

The weather is gorgeous. Flowers are in bloom. Public art abounds and farmers’ markets are in full swing. There’s no need to waste time planning when we’ve already compiled the season’s best offerings. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a world-class cocktail, pick berries with the family, or take in local art galleries before or after graduation ceremonies, this bucket list has the details.

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Get Around with the Downtown Walking Tour

Get Around with the Downtown Walking Tour

Park your car once and experience a full day downtown – all within one square mile. Both Duke and North Carolina Central Universities are just a few miles away from the downtown core, offering a quick escape from campus activities. The guide includes everything from considerations in a post-COVID-19 world to top photo spots and where to find the best graduation gifts.

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Dine Outside at These Scenic Patios

Dine Outside at These Scenic Patios

Dining al fresco has never been more in style. Durham has options to please the entire family and cheers to the memorable occasion. Those itching for international cuisine can find everything from Ethiopian, German, Greek, Korean, and French fare. Feel safe eating outdoors and savor Durham’s flavors with a bit of elbow room and fresh air.

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Bring the Entire Family

Bring the Entire Family

Thinking about bringing tweens or teens, brothers and sisters? We’ve got a foolproof list of how to blow off steam in Durham for kids of all ages, suggesting the best ways to educate without a screen, bring history to life, get out energy, and engage the creative types between the weekend's formalities. The guide even includes a list of family friendly things to do while checking out the campuses of Duke and NCCU.

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Find the Perfect Place to Stay

Find the Perfect Place to Stay

Where’s the best place to rest your head once you arrive? The options range from boutique hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts and locally owned inns. This guide will help you find the perfect place to stay, sharing some of Durham's local favorites for staycations.

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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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