DurhamUnited States of America

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Visit Durham

Love sports, university life, and architecture? Get away to Durham!

Gourmet restaurants, a college vibe, and top sights from Durham Performing Arts Center to Cameron Indoor Stadium—discover Durham, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Where to stay in Durham

For a downright jaw-dropping sunset cocktail in downtown Durham, NC - hit up the rooftop bar at The Durham Hotel. #roofttopbar #sunset #dreamydrinks #skyonfire

Downtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(84 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Durham Performing Arts Center and Carolina Theater.

Downtown
Lake Crabtree is always the first to flood with heavy rains. But if it's dry, there are some nice trails to meander. It's right near RTP so you'll see a lot of folks eating there on their lunch break!

Umstead

4/5Very Good!(682 area reviews)

While visiting Umstead, you might make a stop by sights like Frankie's Fun Park and Brier Creek Commons.

Umstead
#delicious. Enjoyed going here again. New buffet for lunch and there were plenty of selections. I have to admit I didn't know what some of the dishes were,but they were very good. Great service and prices are affordable .

North Garrett Road

4/5Very Good!(66 area reviews)

When in North Garrett Road, you can plan a visit to Duke Lemur Center and Cameron Indoor Stadium, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

North Garrett Road

Top Hotels in Durham

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Wingate by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Airport RTP
Wingate by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Airport RTP
2.5 out of 5
5223 Page Rd, Durham, NC
¥6,875
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Research Triangle Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Lenovo. Frankie's Fun Park and Lake Crabtree County ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,027 reviews)

"Front desk staff and hotel shuttle driver provided amazing customer service"…"

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2020

Wingate by Wyndham Raleigh Durham Airport RTP
Red Roof Inn Durham - Duke University Medical Center
Red Roof Inn Durham - Duke University Medical Center
2 out of 5
1915 N Pointe Drive, Durham, NC
¥5,386
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Duke Homestead and within 3 mi (5 km) of Duke University and Duke University Hospital. ...

3.5/5Good! (1,449 reviews)

"This property is pet friendly and very close to my doctors at Duke University Medical Center."…"

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2020

Red Roof Inn Durham - Duke University Medical Center
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Univ Area Chapel Hill
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Univ Area Chapel Hill
2.5 out of 5
4414 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC
¥7,895
per night
Feb 16 - Feb 17

Located in North Garrett Road, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Waller Family Farm, Duke University, and Cameron Indoor Stadium. North Carolina Central University ...

4.3/5Excellent! (852 reviews)

"Staff was helpful and friendly. For the most part very quiet."…"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Univ Area Chapel Hill

Popular things to do in Durham

Duke University
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Duke University

4.5/5(933 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Duke University, a top university in Durham. Attend a sporting event or simply visit the area's stunning cathedral.

Durham Convention Center
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Durham Convention Center

4.5/5(40 reviews)

Learn about the events happening at Durham Convention Center during your trip to Durham. Amble around this family-friendly area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Duke University Chapel
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Duke University Chapel

4.5/5(98 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at Duke University Chapel, a landmark worth seeing in Durham. Amble around this family-friendly area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

American Tobacco Campus
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American Tobacco Campus

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Enjoy a stop at American Tobacco Campus, a landmark worth seeing in Durham. Amble within the college campus or visit the stunning cathedral in this family-friendly area.

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

5/5(1 review)

Explore the great outdoors at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, a lovely green space in Durham. Amble within the college campus or visit the stunning cathedral in this family-friendly area.

Brightleaf Square
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Brightleaf Square

4.5/5(7 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir at Brightleaf Square during your stay in Durham. Amble within the college campus or visit the stunning cathedral in this family-friendly area.

Top activities in Durham

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Durham, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Durham, NC

¥270

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Operation City Quest of Durham, NC
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Operation City Quest of Durham, NC

¥1,081

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC

¥270

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol
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Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol

¥1,189

Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy.

Operation City Quest of Raleigh, NC
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Operation City Quest of Raleigh, NC

¥1,081

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Durham, NC
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Durham, NC

¥1,081

Itinerary During Operation City Quest, participants will solve riddles in order to find items throughout the city and complete challenges. For each correct task completed, the players will get points for their team.

Reviews of Durham

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
621
5 - Excellent 33.89737991266376%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.68777292576419%
3 - Okay
326
3 - Okay 17.79475982532751%
2 - Disappointing
24
2 - Disappointing 1.3100436681222707%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.3100436681222707%

4/5 - Good

Avery

Jan 27, 2020

The city is overall wonderful

5/5 - Excellent

Abhijit

Jan 26, 2020

Duke University Chapel is a must visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 23, 2020

Duke University is awesome as is the museum of history in Raleigh.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 21, 2020

It’s a very quiet but beautiful place.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 15, 2020

Didn't have nearby grocery stores or moderately priced restaurants.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

Pan handlers were aggressive and one got confrontational.