Durham is one of the nation’s best cities to eat, play and live. With a thriving high-tech community, a flourishing art scene and a food culture rivaling major metropolitan areas, Durham is a great home for Duke University and its students.
#1 “Smartest City” and #2 “Brainiest City”
“Raleigh-Durham has just about every intangible useful in attracting and developing a smart populace: It's a university hub, including three of the nation's elite schools...and those schools led to one of the nation's great technology incubators (Research Triangle).”
Durham listed in the “41 Places to Go in 2011”
“A downtown turnaround means food worth a trip...as revitalization has transformed abandoned tobacco factories and former textile mills into bustling mixed-use properties...”
#1 “Foodiest Town”
“Imagine a place where foodies not only have a favorite chef, but also a favorite farmer; a place where the distance between the organic farm and the award-winning restaurant is mere miles; a place where a sustainable future is foreseeable.”
Durham and the surrounding area are home to several acclaimed festivals, special events and sports teams that attract national appeal.
In addition to popular Duke attractions such as the Nasher Museum of Art, Sarah P. Duke Gardens and Duke Chapel, Durham has countless popular attractions for shopping, watching a show or eating great food.
- Durham Performing Arts Center
- Durham Bulls Athletic Park
- Durham Farmer's Market
- Carolina Theatre
- American Tobacco Campus
- Brightleaf District
- 9th Street Shopping District
- Streets at Southpoint
For a full list of Durham's most popular attractions, visit the official visitors site for Durham, N.C.