If you’re looking for things to do in Durham, you’ve come to the right place. The 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, enjoying seasonal fun at Moogfest, or traveling through on your way elsewhere in North Carolina, you’re in for a treat. If you want to know about the best places to grab some food or a beer, enjoy the outdoors, or anything else, read through our Durham travel guides that are dedicated to this wonderful city.
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Durham Fun Facts
Pronounced as “Durm” with one syllable, 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
Durham is located in North Central North Carolina and is not far from the Virginia border if you’re traveling there via I-85. Many people also drive to Durham via I-40, or US Highway 70 or US Highways 15-501. 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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We look forward to sharing more fun things to do in Durham, its awesome people, and more as we continue exploring the city. We also welcome any travel writers who would like to contribute your own Durham travel guides with a specific idea, hotel guide, or something else that might fit into our North Carolina Travel section, People of NC, or in another section. Seriously, send your idea our way because we’re always excited to collaborate! You can also visit our Facebook Group and ask a question there. Either way, we’ll be happy to help your search.