Tobacco, baseball and Duke University. And that’s just what you already know about Durham. The city is an incubator for vibrant arts and culinary communities and a historical charmer with architecture and festivals at every turn. It’s home to world class Durham Performing Arts Center, the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and maze of hiking and biking trails.
Durham is a foodie town and there is no shortage of great local restaurants, food trucks and bars. From Mateo to Dashi, Durham restaurants and chefs are creating a unique culinary identity, with a commitment to locally grown food. Named America’s latest, greatest craft beer destination, Durham has a thriving brewery scene anchored by local favorites such as Fullsteam. Shop local is not just a movement, but a way of life, with unique, independently owned businesses on every corner like Dolly’s Vintage and Parker and Otis. Durham is a cultural center where artists, performers, musicians, thinkers and innovators gather to experience and share thought-provoking art. Home to institutions like the Nasher Museum of Art and a number of galleries frequented on Third Friday, like community-driven Pleiades Gallery, art abounds in Durham. Annual cultural events, such as the American Dance Festival (the most important modern dance festival in the country) and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival attract creative minds from across the country; while quirky happenings like the Art of Cool Fest (a jazz musical festival), are equally at home.
We invite you to explore the Bull City and learn all the reasons we love to call Durham “home” – we think you’ll like our local flavor and attractions.
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