Throughout November, Exploring Durham will feature articles about some of Durham’s largest and most unusual retail areas.
As a food-lover’s destination with numerous highly regarded restaurants, Durham has dozens of places to purchase wine, many of them locally owned.
It’s only fitting that visitors to the “Tastiest Town in the South” would be able to eat their way through Durham. Fortunately, there are a few food tours to take the planning out of equation.
When Durham was crowned the “Tastiest Town in the South” by Southern Living magazine in April, 2013, the announcement made waves nationwide. For foodies, Durham is not only a great dining town, but also a place to learn about making food, too.
The Full Frame Theater is part of the recently renovated Power Plant at American Tobacco and is operated by Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.
Since 2008, the Durham Performing Arts Center, or DPAC, has quickly grown into an established cultural landmark for superstar entertainment.
For a bite of independent theater in Durham, visit a playhouse with a canine twist.
Casbah is an eclectic music venue in the Brightleaf district. It features music in various styles ranging from rock and roll to folk to roots.
The Pinhook is a bar, music venue and community space for people to gather which has been delighting patrons since 2008.
Motorco Music Hall is Durham’s largest music venue and bar with a capacity of 500+. Located in the Central Park district, Motorco brings nationally touring acts to Durham along with hosting events such as community game nights, brunches, film screenings and more.
This summer, take a walk on the American Tobacco Trail (ATT), one of the many historic and beautiful places to be outdoors in Durham. The ATT is a greenway that spans 22 miles and three counties, and begins just south of the American Tobacco Historic District in Downtown Durham.
Witherspoon Rose Culture is part rose garden, part nurseryand part education center. Since 1951, this family-owned and operated business has been growing, installing and caring for roses, while educating residents and visitors about rose care.
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens comprise one of the premier public garden destinations in the United States, renowned for their landscape design and high quality horticulture. Each year, approximately 300,000 visitors come to Duke Gardens from all over the world.
The Eno River State Park is in the northwest part of Durham on more than 1,000 acres, some of which spills into neighboring Orange County. Visitors to the Park can canoe, hike, picnic, fish and more.
Spread throughout 84 acres in North Durham, The Museum of Life and Science is one of North Carolina’s top visitor features, and for good reason. Perfect for young minds, the interactive park includes a science center with hands-on exhibits, one of the largest butterfly conservatories in the world, and beautifully landscaped outdoor exhibits. There’s room to roam, explore, discover and yes, even learn.