Exploring Durham

Southpoint District points toward fun
Nov. 23, 2013 @ 11:34 AM

Throughout November, Exploring Durham is featuring articles about some of Durham’s largest and most intriguing retail areas.

South Durham is home to a very large shopping district with one of the nation’s top super-regional malls, the Streets at Southpoint. This district also features several other shopping centers which combine to make the area a shopping destination to entice visitors from near and far.   With more than 170 stores like Nordstrom, The Apple Store, Crate + Barrel, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, and Sur la Table, rare is the item sought and not found.

The Streets at Southpoint serves as the district’s hub with both an indoor mall and an outdoor streetscape featuring national top-tier retailers, as well as sculptures, fountains, live performances and restaurants with outdoor “street-side” dining which all combine to create a pleasant hustle and bustle. The combined effect is a shopper’s paradise no matter the season or weather.

Non-shoppers will enjoy catching a movie or an IMAX show at the cinemas at Southpoint, taking a cooking class at Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table, letting the kids blow off some steam at the play area or taking a walk on the American Tobacco Trail, entrances to which are on the mall grounds.

In the other nearby shopping centers, big name stores join local businesses offering specialty goods like wine, spa services, jewelry, and more.  In total, the district covers more than 100 acres, which includes residences, hotels and offices, too.  The whole area makes for an inviting place to explore and discover, as well as shop the day away.

Durham features two malls, 35 shopping centers and numerous specialty boutiques, antique stores and authentic country stores.  For a full list visit www.durham-nc.com

Insider Tip: Valet parking is available Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $4. Valet stations are located across from Restoration Hardware and outside of The Cheesecake Factory. 

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s official marketing agency. For more information about things to see and do in Durham, visit www.Durham-NC.com and www.DurhamEventCalendar.com, or stop by the Visitors Information Center at 101. E. Morgan St. in Downtown Durham and pick up the Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide.