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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Garden
“Take a walk, have a picnic, and enjoy manicured nature. The discovery garden had chickens, veggies, coffee, and peppers growing.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Great concerts and shows. Often great last minute deals at the box office to be had!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Go grab a beer and a hotdog and watch Crash Davis play for the Bulls. Incredible iconic ballpark!”
  • 72 locals recommend
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Science Museum
“This is a whole day adventure! With a huge indoor museum and lots to do outside, you can do some or do it all, you will be satisfied! Food is available about half way up the outside area and you can bring your own lunch as well. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Brewery
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“An original in every sense of the word. One of the earliest breweries on the Durham scene, it's been a neighborhood staple since 2010. You can't go wrong with any of their award winning beers but I'm currently loving the Durham 150.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Chill coffeehouse for single-origin coffee, tea & drinking chocolate with outdoor seating.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“If you are willing to venture a little further, Southpoint is a very popular shopping venue for our area. It blends the traditional mall (like Crabtree) with a street lined shopping experience as well. There are many restaurants, shops, theaters, and even an IMAX. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
University
“Take a walk around Duke University. Duke's campus spans over 8,600 acres on three contiguous campuses in Durham. The main campus incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot (64-meter) Duke Chapel at the campus' center and highest point of elevation. East Campus, home to all first-years, contains Georgian-style architecture, while the main Gothic-style West Campus 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away is adjacent to the Medical Center. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This is a Durham gem, great museum with permanent and rotating exhibitions, and a great cafe'.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“The oldest theater in town, it houses a live event theatre as well as a cinema. Great for watching a variety of shows from comedy to dance, as well as catching the newest indie film. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bakery
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“The outdoor space is magical, their food is great and even vegetarian friendly! Save room for dessert, and check out that bar!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful flowers, plants, and fountains. A nice place for a picnic or photographs.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Cute little area near downtown with some restaurants, Durham Bulls Athletic Park, and Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great food, huge outdoor area, great local beers. Get the chips and salsa. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Hotel
“Classy drinks on the rooftop bar. They have a Brown Derby (bourbon and grapefruit juice) that is fabulous! Stop by this historic hotel for a panoramic view of Durham at sunset.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Awesome local brews and chill people. Also,​ the space is huge so you can always find a seat.”
  • 41 locals recommend