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Rediscover Connection

Ready. Set. Explore. Make up for lost time by doing something worth sharing. Durham’s got personality, outdoor spaces, and unique storefronts, making it easy to find something new and familiar.

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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.

Your Family-Friendly End-of-Summer Bucket List

Your Family-Friendly End-of-Summer Bucket List

Soak up the last days of summer with a family weekend trip to Durham filled with new adventures. Find ways to learn outside of the classroom, experience the outdoors, and enjoy our most family-friendly restaurants. Before the days get shorter, make the most of time with family by exploring, playing, and learning together in the Bull City.

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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. Tour like a pro while impressing your friends and family navigating the city streets with some historical fun facts – even if you have just one free hour or a morning or afternoon. The guide includes everything from considerations in a post-COVID-19 world to top photo spots and where to find the best retail therapy.

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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… as well as opportunities for you to sneak away for a more intimate, romantic meal just for two. 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 Kids Along for the Adventure

Bring the Kids Along for the Adventure

Thinking about bringing tweens or teens? 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. The guide even includes a list of family friendly things to do while checking out the campuses of Durham’s two prestigious universities.

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Treat Yourself with a Durham Staycation

Treat Yourself with a Durham Staycation

A convenient destination located close to two major interstates and an airport, Durham’s just a day’s drive or an hour flight away from half of the U.S. population, making the Bull City an easy escape. 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.

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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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