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- Duke University
- Crabtree Valley Mall
- PNC Arena
- North Carolina State University
- Raleigh Convention Center
- Streets at Southpoint Mall
- University of North Carolina
- North Hills Shopping Center
- Research Triangle Park
- North Carolina State Fairgrounds
- Carter Finley Stadium
- Durham Performing Arts Center
- Dean Smith Center
- North Carolina Central University
- UNC Medical Center
- Tanger Outlet Center
- Durham VA Medical Center
- Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
- Kenan Stadium
- WakeMed Soccer Park
What you should know about Durham
Hotels in Durham
There’s an extremely wide variety of hotels in Durham, ranging from 2 to 4 stars, as well as a decent selection of aparthotels, motels, vacation rentals, and B&Bs. If you're staying in Durham on a budget, check out the Wingate by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Airport RTP, a comfortable 2.5-star hotel with a 24-hour fitness center. Enjoy the personal touch at the 4-star King's Daughters Inn, a boutique bed and breakfast in Durham that offers massage and reflexology treatments. To experience classic southern elegance, book into the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, a top-rated 4-star property near the beautiful grounds of Duke University.
Things to see in Durham
Duke University is an important hub of education and culture in Durham, and is home to the beautiful Sarah P. Duke Gardens, covering 55 acres of landscaped and wooded areas. Take a peaceful stroll through the gardens, which contain over 5,000 plant varieties, for a welcome time-out from the bustling city and campus. Continuing your nature-themed adventures, visit the unique Duke Lemur Center, a sanctuary for rare and endangered lemurs, to meet these beautiful creatures and find out about their biology and habitat. Durham is renowned for its live music and performing arts scene, with numerous festivals taking place throughout the year. Catch a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center and experience the magic of live performance in a world-class venue. Kids will love a visit to the Museum of Life and Science, which offers hands-on experiments, wildlife areas, and Hideaway Woods, a forested learning experience with treehouses and rope bridges.
Good for families
If you're planning a family vacation in Durham, you'll find a multitude of sights and activities to occupy youngsters, from parks to museums. For an urban environment, the area is surprisingly rich in opportunities to experience wildlife and the natural world. On days when you’d prefer to stay indoors, take the kids to a theater to watch a matinee, or head to the Streets at Southpoint mall for a shopping expedition. There are a number of stadiums in Durham, which are home to prominent baseball, basketball, and American football teams. Head to a big game for the perfect day out for sports fans young and old.
How to get to Durham
If you're arriving by air, Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the city’s closest airport. It'll take you about 20 minutes to reach your Durham hotel by taxi or hired car from the airport. Several hotels offer free airport shuttles (check when you book), and the Triangle Transit Route 100 runs regular buses from the airport to Durham. Once in Durham, it's easiest to get around by car or public transportation. Hop on a free Bull City Connector bus to stop at key visitor locations such as Duke University. The city is also significantly improving its bike-friendliness, and has many pedestrian trails and greenways.