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Durham overview

Durham is a luxury getaway distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll find a wide variety of coffee and bar choices. Spend a relaxing day at East Rock Park when the weather is nice. Popular sights like Yale University and Lake Compounce won't disappoint. Durham is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Durham

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Durham can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 145 hotels in the Durham area and you can shop as many as 30 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 30%.
  • • 50 2-star hotels with an average price of $54 per night
  • • 66 3-star hotels with an average price of $89 per night
  • • 19 4-star hotels with an average price of $95 per night

How to get to Durham

Fly in to New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), 17.1 mi (27.5 km) from downtown Durham. Hartford, CT (HFD-Hartford - Brainard) is the next closest major airport, 19.5 mi (31.5 km) away.

What to see around Durham

Fun outdoor activities are on hand along with these attractions:
  • • Brownstone Exploration & Discovery Park
  • • New Britain Stadium
  • • Connecticut Tennis Center
  • • Yale Bowl
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Lyman Orchards
  • • Drazen Orchards
  • • Connecticut Sportsplex
  • • Cheshire Hollow Farm
  • • Dinosaur State Park
Live music and theaters are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Paul Mellon Arts Center
  • • Van Vleck Observatory
  • • General Mansfield House
  • • Kidcity Children's Museum
  • • Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Wesleyan University
  • • Quinnipiac University
  • • Albertus Magnus College
  • • Meigs Point Nature Center
  • • Central Connecitcut State University
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • East Rock Park
  • • Yale University
  • • Lake Compounce

When to visit Durham

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 54°F day, 16°F night
  • • April-June: 83°F day, 33°F night
  • • July-September: 84°F day, 46°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 19°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 11.1 inches
  • • April-June: 11.5 inches
  • • July-September: 12.2 inches
  • • October-December: 13.0 inches