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Rediscover Good Times

After months stuck on pause, it’s time to press play and enjoy life’s simple pleasures again. Durham’s re-emerging with you, still rooted in what’s made it the hippest city in North Carolina.

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We Dare You to be Inspired

Come for the sunsets, skylines, and mural content. Stay for the weekend event rundowns, things to do and hidden gems. We’re proud of Durham’s quirky personality and post about it every day.

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Full Durham: New Durham Restaurants This Spring

Full Durham: New Durham Restaurants This Spring

There’s no shame in wanting to be among the first to find a new spot. And, if you haven’t been to Durham since the pandemic started, we’ve got a few for you to get in on. From colorful, decadent pastries and an Indian restaurant with a three-course brunch to an Ethiopian café and a taproom overlooking Durham Central Park, Durham’s new offerings are tempting you to explore.

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Day Trip Pro Tips

Day Trip Pro Tips

It should come as no surprise that the City of Medicine has been conscious and cautious since the pandemic started. Because we were safe then, we’re ready for you to visit now. We’ve compiled this Durham Day Trip Pro Tips guide with what you need to know to rediscover your favorites or discover something new. Enjoy Durham responsibly by finding new murals, planning a socially distanced picnic, and snacking your way around town.

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The Bull City Brewery Guide

The Bull City Brewery Guide

Few destinations in North Carolina stand up to the creativity and forward-thinking brewers we have here in the Bull City. Many have changed the game sourcing local ingredients and collaborating with other small businesses. Think sweet potato lagers, mixed fermented sour ales, seasonal saisons, barrel aged ales, and, of course, IPAs. From big names like Hi-Wire Brewing to local favorites, casual and serious beer drinkers alike are sure to find something delicious.

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Slice Slice Baby: A Roundup of Durham's Pizza and Pies

Slice Slice Baby: A Roundup of Durham's Pizza and Pies

Keep your eyes on the pies because they move fast and menus change with the season. Did you know “Durham style” crust pizza is a thing? We also have places heating up rectangular Grandma-style and round New York-style pies, wood-fired slices, and gluten-free options. Save room for dessert! We’ve got bakeries hand-making whoopie pies, as well as restaurants serving coconut buttermilk pie with passionfruit curd, in addition to all the classics.

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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 is just a few blocks away from our city center, regularly 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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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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