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Durham NC

Durham NC Bull Durham Tobacco Sign Image

If you want to sound like you know Durham NC, pronounce it with one syllable (“Durm”). And here’s a bit of background if you want to go beyond pronunciations.

The city has risen through the years thanks to tobacco (hence the name “Bull Durham”), later for African-American enterprise, health, education, and technology.

Oh, and there was that awesome baseball movie with Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins. Over 230,000 people call this Piedmont city home and that number should steadily rise as more land gets developed in the coming years.

Street names change when crossing major ones and sometimes without much warning. Don’t worry if you get lost at least once.

For more Durham background and history, check out Durham Tales by Jim Wise.

Getting to Durham and One More Fun Fact

Many people drive to Durham via I-40 or I-85, or US Highway 70 or US Highways 15 and 501.

You can also fly into nearby Raleigh-Durham International Airport, which seems to be adding flights almost every day. I follow its map of non-stop destinations and am always excited to see the new additions popping up.

When you visit Durham, remember that the airport is the only thing in the area known as “Raleigh-Durham.” You can thank us later.

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If you’re looking for places to visit in Durham and all the things you can do here, you’ve come to the right place. Bull City is one of our favorites in North Carolina and we’re partial to it for so many reasons.

Whether you’re here for a weekend, catching a show at DPAC, or spending a night or two before traveling elsewhere through North Carolina, you’re in for a treat. Don’t forget there are many ways to enjoy the outdoors and fun free things to do.

We also have you covered on the best ethnic restaurants or places to grab some food a la casual, amazing coffee, and a beer. These are just a few things we cover in Durham travel guides that are dedicated to this wonderful city.

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We look forward to sharing more fun things to do in Durham, its awesome people, and more as we continue exploring the city. If you’re seeking something specific, check the search box above.

And if you can’t find it there, reach out and we’ll be happy to help! You can also visit our Facebook Group and ask a question there. Either way, we hope you enjoy your time exploring Durham.