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WELCOME TO DURHAM

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Durham Convention Center

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3 Reasons to Visit Our New Blog If you’ve visited our website, www.durhamnc.com, you know that we provide fun and informative info on all things Durham. Now we’re providing more of what you want on our blog, Bull Voyage. You can expect more photos, lists, itineraries, and videos at www. bullvoyage.com. Here’s why you’ll love Bull Voyage: 1. We’ll keep you in the loop

We’re posting new content on Bull Voyage five days a week, so you’ll be up-to-date on the latest happenings. From drinking and dining to events and things to do, you’ll always be in the know.

2. Get a local’s perspective

We’ll show you how Durhamites explore their town. With staff picks and local writers’ perspectives, Bull Voyage will provide everything you need to experience Durham as an insider.

3. See Durham for yourself With photos, videos, and more graphics than ever before, you’ll get a visual sneak peek of Durham on Bull Voyage.

What’s in a name? Forget bon voyage – we’re wishing you a Bull Voyage! When you visit Durham, you’ll notice the omnipresent bull on signage, public art, and in business names. The bull dates back to Durham’s history as a tobacco town, when Blackwell Tobacco Company used the bull logo on its Bull Durham Tobacco brand in the 1800s. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE


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Contents

FALL/WINTER 2016 FEATURES:

Welcome to Durham

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• Durham Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 • Things to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 • Durham Is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 • Visitor Info Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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• New Developments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Durham Districts

Explore Durham

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From Northern Durham to Downtown to Southpoint and everywhere in between, get a preview of Durham’s distinctive districts.

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Find what you are looking for and more with plenty of things to do in Durham: • Arts & Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 • Nature & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 • History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Durham Events

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Learn about Durham’s major annual events, as well as the unique community events you won’t find anywhere else.

Food & Drink

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We’ve got all you need to know about Durham’s food scene, including Celebrated Cuisine, food trucks, beer and cocktails, and more.

Shopping

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Discover Durham’s unique shopping opportunities, where funky merchandise and unexpected treasures abound.

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) is Durham’s marketing agency. It is chartered as a Tourism Development Authority by the NC General Assembly and local governments to spearhead the proactive, strategic, visitor-centered economic and cultural development of Durham by reinvesting a portion of the visitor-paid “room occupancy and tourism development tax” in destination promotion and marketing. Read more about the DCVB’s visitor center on page 8. © 2016 Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Official Durham Visitor & Relocation Guide is produced in-house by DCVB staff. The information contained in this guide was compiled using information provided by the individual businesses and organizations listed. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, DCVB cannot assume responsibility for any errors or omissions. Visitors should confirm pertinent information prior to each visit to determine the suitability of the facilities or services to the intended use. Please forward any corrections to DCVB.

Departments: Places to Stay 87 Relocation 102 Education 109 Retirement 114 Medicine 116 Transportation 118 Maps 122 WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Visit durham-nc.com This site is the one-stop shop for everything Durham-related, with rotating content, searchable listings and events, and more. Go online to check out the updated look, improved navigation, and exciting new functionality! Rotating Feature Content Visit the site often to explore new content, including event round-ups, interviews, slideshows, quizzes, and more.

Mobile Friendly Explore the site on your cell or tablet. It is easy to browse on both mobile and desktop devices – there’s no app to download; it’s fully functional no matter the device.

Comprehensive Event Calendar Plan your trip with the Official Durham Event Calendar, which highlights more than 5,000 events each year.

Social Media Stay connected with Durham and discover the fun things happening in real time with images, hashtags, check-ins, and other content generated by users discovering Durham right now. Enjoy recommendations from locals, find out about the coolest places to hang out, and share your own experiences.

Like Durham, NC on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyDurham Keep up to date on upcoming events and more at twitter.com/ DurhamNC and twitter.com/ DurhamNewsSvc Browse gorgeous photos of Durham at www.instagram.com/ durhamnc Explore Durham’s offerings in video form at www.youtube. com/durhamcvb

MORE ONLINE: Look out for this symbol throughout the guide highlighting additional content available at www.durham-nc.com.


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Things to Know

There can be a lot to figure out when traveling in a new place, but don’t feel overwhelmed! Below are some helpful tips and local laws that are pertinent in Durham.

Driving in Durham Before you get behind the wheel in Durham, review this information: • In Durham, road names and road numbers sometimes change along the same roadway. • All passengers age 16 and over must wear seat belts in both the front and back seats. • Children younger than 16 years old must be properly restrained in an age, weight, and height appropriate restraint. A properly used car seat or booster seat is required for children who are under 8 years old or less than 80 pounds. • Text messaging while driving is illegal. It is also illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to use a mobile phone while driving.

Emergency Numbers Area codes must be dialed with all calls.

AAA Roadside Assistance . . (800) 222-4357 Crisis Helpline (24 hrs) . . . . (919) 683-8628 or (919) 403-6562 Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Emergency on Cell Phone . . . . *HP or 911 Poison Control Center . . . . (800) 848-6946 Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 560-4427 For a list of Durham’s Emergency Medical Facilities, see page 117.

• Motorcycle riders are legally required to wear helmets.

Language Services

• Call 511 (toll-free) for the latest information on road conditions, including accident and weather-related delays.

• ¿Hablas español? Parlez-vous Français? For a complete listing of interpreters and translators, visit durh.am/translate12 or call the Durham Visitor Information Center at (800) 446-8604. Get current Durham information in dozens of languages with the language selection tool at the top right-hand corner of www.durham-nc.com.

Taxes • In Durham, most businesses will not include taxes in the posted price for items. Tax will be calculated and added to the bill upon purchase. • Most Durham purchases, including prepared food and clothing, are currently taxed at a 7.5% sales tax rate. • Alcohol sold at Durham County ABC stores is taxed at 7%. • Non prepared food items (groceries) purchased at retail stores are taxed at 2%. • Lodging rooms are taxed at 13.5%. • Car rentals are taxed at 16% in Durham (26.5% at RDU International Airport).

Smoking • Smoking is prohibited in enclosed shopping malls; restaurants and bars; grocery stores; public restrooms; public transportation vehicles (busses, vans, and taxis); public areas of galleries, museums, and libraries; as well as seating areas and aisles in enclosed sports arenas, theaters, cinemas, performance venues, and convention centers. Smoking is also prohibited on various public properties, including within 100 feet of bus stops; in public parks and on trails; and on public sidewalks abutting schools, hospitals, and city and county property. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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WELCOME TO DURHAM

Welcome to Durham! We’re happy you’re curious about our city. Perhaps you’ve heard about Durham’s celebrated food scene, top-notch universities, or startup culture. Maybe you’ve heard that we’re a Southern city with a cosmopolitan streak – cool, cultured, but a little rough around the edges. We are that and more. We are barbecue and biscuits; locally sourced small plates and craft cocktails. We’re a gritty tobacco-grown town with international corporations. We’re activists, scholars, artists, and entrepreneurs. We’re always moving forward, always daring to be different – an experience we want to share with you. How did we get here? Durham is a place brimming with opportunity for all. Ideas are met with energy, challenges with ingenuity, and creation with participation. Whether you’re visiting for the weekend or putting down roots, you’ll feel right at home in our community. Let us tell you more about what Durham is. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE


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Durham is diverse and accepting. Durham has a rich history of working towards social justice and celebrating progress as a community.

left page photo: Fullsteam Brewery - Jessie Gladdek/DCVB; right page photos: Beaver Queen Pageant - Mel Brown/DCVB, NC Pride Parade - Bill Russ/DCVB, American Underground - Bill Russ/DCVB

• Durham’s friendly locals are ready to welcome you! With no majority ethnic population, Durham’s diversity and spirit of acceptance are at the core of the city’s identity. • Home to the NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival since 1995 and NC Pride Festival since 1981, this year’s film festival take place August 12- 20, and you can attend Pride on September 24. • Durham was the long-time home of civil rights activist Dr. Pauli Murray, a queer woman of color who championed racial and gender equality. You can see five murals celebrating Murray’s life around town and take a walking tour of her West End neighborhood.

Durham is entrepreneurial and creative. The Bull City is a hub for innovation, from the early days of tobacco to tech startups and healthcare. • Durham is home to the nation’s largest research park and companies like GlaxoSmithKline and IBM. • Explore the DIY District north of Central Park, where you’ll find galleries, live music, a theater, restaurants, and food trucks. Just a few blocks away is the Innovation District, a research hub that’s home to biotech startups and life science companies. • Walking through downtown, note the headquarters of startup campus American Underground, one of only 10 Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs in North America. • Art and innovation collide at places like The Scrap Exchange, a creative reuse arts center that’s equal parts gallery, open studio, and classroom.

Durham is a place where you can be yourself. Let this guide inspire you to come experience what Durham is. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Stop by the Durham Visitor Info Center DCVB invites you to the new Visitor Info Center at 212 W. Main St. Located in the historic Trust Building in Downtown Durham, the center is more spacious and well-equipped than ever before, with interactive touchscreen displays, abundant natural light, and tall ceilings.

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Get personalized recommendations from a Durham Experience Expert

While Durhamites are pretty friendly folks, the Experience Experts at the Durham Visitor Info Center are truly the authorities on Durham. Whether you need help finding something to do or discovering how to get there, the experts will set you on the right path.

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Plan your visit with interactive tools

Get inspired to explore everything the Bull City has to offer. Orient yourself with our interactive touch screens and digital displays. Use tablets to see what’s happening in Durham on social media, watch videos, or learn more about specific Durham destinations. If you’re looking for something to take with you, choose from several free printed maps and guides.

photos: Visitor Info Center - Lissa Gotwals/DCVB; Visitor Info Center exterior - DCVB

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Relax and recharge with free Wi-Fi and outlets

The Durham Visitor Info Center provides free wireless internet and a recharging station for guests. If you just need a place to hang out after an afternoon spent exploring Downtown Durham, feel free to relax on our couch, refill water bottles, or use the restrooms.

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Remember your trip with Durham postcards and gifts

The Durham Visitor Info Center is one of the only places in town that regularly carries a variety of Durham postcards. Mail a postcard to Aunt Edna in Peoria and tell her about a wonderful trip to Durham, or bring home a Bull City magnet for the fridge.

Durham Visitor Info Center: 212 West Main Street #101 Durham, NC 27701 (800) 446-8604 or (919) 687-0288

Summer Hours: (April through October) Open 7 days a week except for major holidays Mon: 9am – 5pm Tues – Thu: 9am – 6pm Fri: 9am – 7pm Sat: 10am – 7pm Sun: 12pm – 5pm

Winter Hours: (November through March) Open 6 days a week except for major holidays Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm Sat: 10am – 6pm

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Coming Soon to Durham The next few years will bring new hotels, retail, attractions, and events to Durham. Don’t miss these exciting new developments! NEW WAYS TO GET HERE Bienvenue à Durham! Raleigh-Durham International Airport recently added a new direct flight service to Paris. This expands the international direct flight offerings from the Durham area to include Paris, Cancun, London, and Toronto. The airport also continues to grow and will offer a new international gate scheduled to be completed in late 2016.

NEW DOWNTOWN SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT, AND CONSTRUCTION In Downtown Durham construction projects abound, but don’t let that deter you from visiting local shops and restaurants! For example, W. Parrish Street is currently experiencing the construction of One City Center, a 27-story tower (opening 2018). Even though car access is limited, there are still shops to explore on foot, including Loaf bakery, gift store Chet Miller, Seven Star Cycles, children’s store Tiny (coming soon), and Sew Crafty, which offers sewing classes and workshops. Additionally, Liberty Warehouse will open in Fall 2016 adjacent to Central Park. The development features a bowling alley, a bar called The Alley Durham, and other retail. Look for re-routed sidewalk signs to guide you safely as you explore Durham.

Throughout this guide, look for the Fresh Daily symbols, like the one at left, highlighting new developments in Durham. From new restaurants, events, exhibits, hotels, and more, there is always a way to experience Durham Fresh Daily.


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NEW EXHIBITS AT THE MUSEUM OF LIFE + SCIENCE In 2017, the museum will add another outdoor exhibit, Earth Moves. In this innovative earth sciences exhibit children will control forces that move rocks, cause earthquakes, erode land, and unearth gems. They can also dig with construction machinery, tumble down a 15-foot-tall sand dune, blast rocks with a high-pressure hose, and stand under a waterfall (www. lifeandscience.org).

left photo: RDU International Airport - RDU; right page photos - Downtown hotel construction - DCVB, Chet Miller - Lissa Gotwals/DCVB, Loaf - DCVB

NEW DURHAM HOTELS 2017 will see the opening (or re-opening) of three Durham hotels. After a complete renovation, the 75-room Unscripted Hotel at 212 Corcoran St. will open as a hip, modern space with a parking deck, pool, and groundfloor retail and restaurants. The 150-room Graduate Hotel will open in the former hotel property at 600 Willard St., complete with an outdoor pool, fitness center, and bike program. Duke University’s JB Duke Hotel at the Thomas Executive Conference Center reopens in 2017 with a five-story guest room tower. The addition will have 198 rooms and 11,000 square feet of meeting space.

NEW DURHAM RESTAURANTS There are many new and exciting restaurants and bars scheduled to open soon! A locallyowned, diner-inspired restaurant will open in the new Unscripted hotel at 212 Corcoran St. Durham restaurateur Matthew Kelly (Maeto bar de Tapas, Vin Rouge, Lucky’s Deli, Mothers & Sons) will open a new seafood restaurant in Brightleaf Square. Clouds Brewing, Beer Study, and Starpoint Brewing will all open locations in Durham and the owners of the popular Bull McCabe’s will open a British/Indian gastropub in downtown. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Do the Districts, Fresh Daily Durham is being revitalized in its post-industrial phase, forging a new identity based on its distinct districts and humming neighborhoods that offer nationally recognized restaurants and must-see attractions. No longer characterized as a sleepy or college-focused tobacco town, Durham has a growing and vibrant downtown, along with several neighborhoods with music clubs, restaurants, bars, breweries, and numerous shopping possibilities. Don’t delay; spend a day discovering what Durham’s districts have to offer. These pages contain highlights from some of Durham’s most distinctive areas. For even more nationally recognized cuisine, turn to page 65 and look for this symbol y throughout the guide. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

photo: Guglhupf Artisan Bakery, Restaurant, Cafe - Jessie Gladdek/DCVB

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DISTRICT LOCATIONS IN DURHAM Picturesque farmland and stunning natural areas. See page 30.

Thriving Hispanic community, mall, and science museum. See page 31. Quirky walking district with a college feel. See pages 23-25.

Walkable world-class entertainment, buzzing nightlife, and mouth-watering food. See pages 16-22.

Retail and lodging thoroughfare. See page 30.

Residential communities and lakeside beauty.

Center of AfricanAmerican history and culture. See page 31.

Antiques and tasty food. See pages 26-27. Retail heaven – shop ‘til you drop. See page 28.

Science and technology companies nestled in pinelands. See page 29.

MORE ONLINE: There’s so much to see in each district, we couldn’t possibly fit it all in this guide! Visit durh.am/durhamdistricts for complete listings of all restaurants and things to see and do in Durham. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Cruise Around Downtown

Downtown Durham is made up of several unique subdistricts, including American Tobacco, Brightleaf, Central Park, City Center, and Golden Belt. Each of downtown’s subdistricts can be explored on their own or as part of the whole. They are easily walkable, and are perhaps best seen on foot in combination with Durham’s fare-free bus, the Bull City Connector (919-485-RIDE; www. bullcityconnector.org). You will immediately notice that Downtown Durham is experiencing a full-on renaissance. Restaurants, bars, breweries, galleries, retail, and other options make downtown an exciting place to be, day or night. Much of the architecture lining the streets is original, preserving Durham’s history while embracing a modern future. = parking

Brightleaf Warehouse

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See foldout map at the back of the guide for more detail. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

photo: Scratch Bakery Downtown Durham - Jessie Gladdek /DCVB

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photos, top-bottom: DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center - DPAC/DCVB; Wool E. Bull - Durham Bulls/DCVB; American Tobacco - Chris Barron/DCVB

American Tobacco Birthed from the historic onemillion-square-foot American Tobacco manufacturing plant, the American Tobacco Historic District is now a true live/work/play destination. • Enjoy a music, comedy, or theater show at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center (919-680-2787; www.dpacnc. com) or a documentary film at the Full Frame Theater (919-687-4100; www. fullframefest.org). • Catch a Triple-A baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, or grab a souvenir in the off season (919687-6500; www.durhambulls.com). • Grab a bite at one of several restaurants, including Cuban Revolution y, Tobacco Road Sports Cafe y, Basan y, and Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom y. • Walk along a man-made river and rushing waterfalls, or take a seat to relax and people watch in the openair campus. DURHAM FRESH DAILY: The Aloft Downtown Durham hotel is in the heart of the American Tobacco campus, adjacent to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center. NanaSteak, a modern steakhouse brought to you by the celebrated chef and owner, Scott Howell, of Nana’s y and Nanataco, is located next to the hotel (919-402-5656; www.aloftdurhamdowntown.com).

Getting Around Downtown Parking options downtown include street, lot, and garage parking. There are three garages near American Tobacco and four city garages that charge a nominal fee (see map at left). Visit parkdurham.org for more info. Durham also has the fare-free Bull City Connector (bullcityconnector.org), a bus that runs through the heart of downtown. Refer to the transportation section on page 118 for more information, including taxi listings and additional travel resources. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Brightleaf & Warehouse The Brightleaf District is an attractive area with two turn-of-the-century tobacco warehouses that have been transformed into offices, retail, and dining. • Shop the brick-lined street at Brightleaf Square and neighboring Peabody Place to admire clothes, books, antiques, and other retail options from nearly a dozen local shops (919-682-9229; www.historicbrightleaf.com). • Visit Parker and Otis y, a restaurant and gift shop where you can find everything from gourmet cheeses to unique cookbooks (919-683-3200; www.parkerandotis.com). • Gifts, kitchenware, and jewelry purchased at Morgan Imports will have friends and family asking, “Where did you get that?” (919-688-1150; www. morganimports.com). • Meet the real life butcher and baker at Rose’s Meat Market & Sweet Shop y, which an Esquire editor called the “high point” of his trip to Durham (919-7972233; rosesmeatandsweets.com).

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Regional brewery and restaurant Clouds Brewing will open an outpost in Brightleaf Square in mid-2016. See www.cloudsbrewing.com for more.

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photos, left page, top-bottom: Brightleaf Square - Heather Jacks/DCVB; Parker and Otis - DCVB; Roses Meat Market & Sweet Shop - DCVB

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Brightleaf District West Main and Gregson Sts., Downtown

Wrap it up, baby! 18-karat gold and diamonds.

P W Brightleaf Square, downtown Durham 919-683-1474 HamiltonHillJewelry.com

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Central Park

The Central Park District encompasses Durham Central Park and the so-called DIY district where Foster Street and Rigsbee Avenue meet Geer Street, this area is a hotbed for live entertainment, bars, restaurants, food trucks, and more. • Find fresh produce year-round on Saturday mornings or Wednesday afternoons in the summer at the Durham Farmers’ Market (919-667-3099; www.durhamfarmersmarket.com). • Indulge in Southern fare like okra and pulled pork at The Pit Authentic Barbeque y (919-282-3748; www.thepit-durham. com), or grab a burger from the window at King’s Sandwich Shop y (919-682-0071; www.kingssandwichshop.com). • Catch live music with a drink in hand at Motorco Music Hall (919-901-0875; www.motorcomusic.com), or The Blue Note Grill y (919-401-1979; www. thebluenotegrill.com). • Bring helmets and pads to skateboard at the Central Park Skate Park (919-7948194; www.durhamcentralpark.org/parkinfo/skate-park). • Chow down at Geer Street Garden y, a restaurant and bar in an old-school gas station, complete with a beer garden out back (919-688-2900; www.geerstreetgarden. com). • Visit The Makery at Mercury Studio for an assortment of goods made by North Carolinians. Find everything from ceramics to local food products at the place voted “Best Place to Buy Locally Made Art” by the readers of Indy Week (919-408-7847; www.themakeryatmercury.com). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Bring the kids to Mount Merrill, an ADA-accessible interactive playground with a boulder climb and slides, located on the eastern side of Central Park (919-794-8194; www. durhamcentralpark.org).

left page photos, top-bottom: Durham Farmers’ Market- DCVB; Motorco Music Hall -Lissa Gotwals Photography/DCVB; Geer St Garden -Jessie Gladdek/DCVB; right page photo: Durham Central Park - DCVB

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Central Park District North of the Downtown Loop, Between Rigsbee Ave. and Morris St.

Hunt St Market

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City Center

Durham’s revitalized City Center is brimming with new restaurants, art galleries, bars, and more, giving new life to downtown. • Explore the art and enjoy a luxurious night at 21c Museum Hotel. • Say “bonjour” with crêpes from Rue Cler y (919-682-8844; www.ruecler-durham.com). • Indulge in chicken and waffles from the aptly named Dame's Chicken & Waffles y (919-682-9235; www.dameschickenwaffles). • Stop by any of the more than 10 downtown art galleries to peruse and shop. • Find fine dining in globally inspired cuisine at Revolution y (919-956-9999; www.revolutionrestaurant.com). • Try authentic Italian paninis at Toast y (919-683-2183; www.toast-fivepoints.com).

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Golden Belt

The Golden Belt District is anchored by its namesake, a fully restored textile mill repurposed to house art space, studios, offices, retail, lofts, and dining. • Experience the largest all-historic LEED Goldcertified campus in the Southeast (www.goldenbeltarts.com). • Visit more than 30 artist studios and ROOM 100, a central art gallery. • Get a tattoo to remember your trip to Durham at Dogstar Tattoo (919-682-0000; dogstartattoo.com). • Try a hot yoga class at Bikram Yoga Durham (919-251-8763; www.bikramdurham.com). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

photos, top-bottom: Revolution - Robin Lin Photography; Golden Belt - Scientific Properties/DCVB

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Ninth Street & Duke University One of Durham’s “college town” areas is located along several blocks of Ninth Street, with funky shops, celebrated bars and restaurants, and numerous coffee shops. Ninth Street and the surrounding area are a link between Duke University’s East and West Campuses, as well as Duke’s Central Campus where the Sarah P. Duke Gardens are located. • Find fresh and responsibly sourced seafood at Blu Seafood and Bar y(919286-9777; www.bluseafoodandbar.com).

photos, top-bottom:Dain’s Place - DCVB; Palace International - Lissa Gotwals/DCVB; Vaguely Reminiscent - Jessie Gladdek

• Grab a burger and brew at Dain’s Place y, a Ninth Street watering hole that was named a top college campus bar by Complex magazine (919-416-8800; www.dainsplace.brewchief.com). • Gaze at the green while dining at the Fairview Dining Room y at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club (919493-6699; www.washingtondukeinn.com). • Meet and greet over breakfast or lunch from Mad Hatter Bakeshop and Café y (919-286-1987; www.madhatterbake shop.com). • Try African cuisine with broad appeal at The Palace International (919-4164922; www.thepalaceinternational.com). • Awaken your senses at Parizäde y. Southern Living said, “The doors open into a fantasy world; the menu whirls you through the Mediterranean” (919-2869712; www.parizadedurham.com). • Stroll and peruse locally owned shops with funky fashion and creative kitsch. • Open wide for breakfast, burgers, and fries from local favorite Wimpy’s Grill y (919-286-4380; www.wimpysgrillnc.com).

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: See what’s in season at Sarah P. Duke Gardens, 55 acres of pathways, ponds, and manicured gardens. Adults and children can participate in various programs and tours throughout the year (919-6843698; www.gardens.duke.edu). WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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What’s your Durham district personality? Whether your tastes tend toward outdoor adventures, an afternoon browsing art galleries, or foodie explorations of global cuisine, Durham districts have it all. Find out which Durham district is your perfect match with our interactive online quiz!

MORE ONLINE: Visit durh.am/districtquiz to take the quiz and personalize your Bull City experience.

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Blue Corn Cafe


Ninth Street District

Two blocks west of Duke’s East Campus, between Club Blvd. and Main St.

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Rockwood & South Square This district runs along Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard (US 15-501), a commercialized highway. Rockwood and South Square are where visitors and residents alike will find award-winning cuisine from simple to extravagant, antique and consignment shops, and more. While the full area is best explored by car, Rockwood has a walkable pocket at University Drive and 15-501. • Try delicious desserts and German cuisine at Guglhupf Bakery & Pâtisserie y (919-401-2600; www.guglhupf.com). • Lunch with the locals at Foster’s Market y (919-489-3944; www.fostersmarket.com). • Discover lost treasures at Chelsea Antiques (919-683-1865), or take some time at the Clock Depot (919-402-8714; www. theclockdepot.com). • Feast on secret recipe meatloaf at Hope Valley Diner y (919-419-0907; www.hopevalleydiner.com). • Savor The Refectory’s y famous vegetarian chili or any other hot, homemade healthy dish (919-908-6798; www.therefectorycafe.com). • Slurp up something delicious at Twisted Noodles y, a Japanese-style noodle bar (919-489-9888; www.twistednoodles.com). • Food & Wine says Tonali y has “expertly executed Mexican staples” (919-489-8000; www.tonalirestaurant.com).

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Find more great restaurants and shops online at www.durham-nc.com, or flip to page 65 for more celebrated cuisine! OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

• Find authentic ethnic food at Li Ming’s Global Mart y (919-401-5212; www.facebook.com/lmglobalmart) and Taqueria La Vaquita y (919-402-0209; www.lavaquitanc.com)

photos, top-bottom: Foster’s Market - Jessie Gladdek/DCVB; Chelsea Antiques - Jessie Gladdek/DCVB

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University Drive at Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., West Central Durham

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Southpoint & Southern Durham Southern Durham is home to one of the nation’s top super-regional malls, The Streets at Southpoint. The Southpoint area includes several retail centers that exist symbiotically with the mall – Renaissance Village, Renaissance Center, and Sutton Station – and offer both big-box stores and local boutiques. Look no further for a weekend full of retail therapy! • Shop ‘til you drop at Nordstrom, Macy’s, the Apple Store, and a bevy of luxury shops at The Streets at Southpoint (919-572-8808; www.streetsatsouthpoint.com). • Catch an IMAX show at AMC Southpoint 17 cinemas (919-3136627; www.streetsatsouthpoint.com/ movies). • Get in line early at Rise Biscuits & Donuts y for a mouth-watering maple bacon bourbon doughnut or a hot sausage biscuit (919-248-2992; www.risebiscuitsdonuts.com). • Explore the Jordan Lake Game Lands, a part of a 14,000-acre reservoir providing a habitat for many native species, including foxes, deer, and waterfowl (919-362-0586; www. ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/jord/main.php). • Enjoy exercise in the outdoors on the American Tobacco Trail (www.triangletrails.org). • Choose from more than 50 dining options in Southern Durham. There’s something for every palate! • Stay close to Southpoint shopping at one of several lodging options. • Visit Patterson’s Mill Country Store, a turn-of-the-century pharmacy and store that displays and sells unique memorabilia (919-493-8149; www.pattersonsmill.com). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Southpoint always has new stores, restaurants, and events popping up. Check out its website (www. streetsatsouthpoint.com) to see what new things will be there during your next visit!

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Research Triangle Park

Groundbreaking research and technological discoveries are a big part of Durham’s innovative character. More than 200 companies are a part of Research Triangle Park (RTP), a global epicenter of technological innovation and the largest and oldest operating science park in North America. Seventy-five percent of this seven mile long pastoral setting is nestled in the southeastern corner of Durham County, surrounded on three sides by the City of Durham.

photos, top-bottom: Research Triangle Park - Advanced Aerial Photography/DCVB; Scientists at work - RTI/DCVB

• Tour Research Triangle Park (RTP) by car to see Fortune 100 businesses and institutions that advance innovation and discovery. Get a feel for the vibe of the area with lunch at one of the following places, and look for RTP workers, who are easily identified by their corporate ID tags (919-5498181; www.rtp.org). • Don’t be a jerk at Jamaica Jamaica y. Eat jerk chicken and plantains and imagine warm breezes and clear blue waters (919-544-1532; durham. citysearch.com/profile/6204018/). • Watch as the meat falls off the bone at Backyard BBQ Pit y, once featured on the Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food (919-544-9911; www.sweetribs.com).

Did you know? • AstroTurf was invented in 1965 by scientists at Chemstrand, a subsidiary of Monsanto in RTP. • The Universal Product Code, or barcode, was developed in 1973 by IBM at RTP. • Drugs such as AZT and Zantac were invented at labs in RTP.

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More Neighborhoods to Know Get off the beaten path and discover some of Durham’s smaller neighborhoods and local attractions, which offer something for everyone.

Northern Durham Northern Durham is full of older neighborhoods with distinct character, expansive picturesque farms, as well as city parks and nature areas. • Hike along a beautiful babbling river at historic West Point on the Eno (919-4711623; www.enoriver.org) or at Eno River State Park (919-383-1686; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/ parks/enri/main.php). • Hop on a horse and take a ride at B-Bar Farm & Tack Shop (919-477-3750; www.b-barfarms. com). Call ahead to make a reservation. • Walk through the preserved slave quarters of Horton Grove at Historic Stagville (919-6200120; www.stagville.org). • Put your trip to Durham on the right course. Lake Winds Golf Course (919-471-4653; www.golflakewinds.com/) and Umstead Pines at Willowhaven (919-383-1022; www. umsteadpines.com) are excellent options.

15-501 at Mt. Moriah This commercialized area near the intersection of Hwy. 15-501 and Mt. Moriah Rd. is part of the main thoroughfare between Durham and Chapel Hill. • Sleep tight right off of Interstate 40 at one of several lodging properties. Choose from amenities like complimentary breakfast, high-speed wireless internet, and access to a fitness center. • Find everything you need (and everything you didn’t know you needed!), including clothes, shoes, and wine at big-box retailers in New Hope Commons and Patterson Place shopping centers. • Choose from more than a dozen restaurants, including many nationally recognizable brands. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

photos, top-bottom: West Point on the Eno - Stewart Waller/DCVB; Durham Golf - DCVB

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Hayti and North Carolina Central University Hayti (pronounced Hay-tie) was a unique African-American enclave in Durham, flourishing from the 1880s to the 1940s. Urban renewal scattered this community, but its history is preserved by the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation at the Hayti Heritage Center and at North Carolina Central University (NCCU).

photos, top-bottom: Hayti Heritage Center - DCVB; NCCU Students - NCCU/DCVB; Musuem of Life + Science - Stewart Waller/DCVB; Northgate Mall - DCVB

• See a show at St. Joseph’s Performance Hall at the Hayti Heritage Center, a 400seat national landmark in the former St. Joseph’s AME Church (919-683-1709; www.hayti.org). • Visit the NCCU Art Museum for one of North Carolina’s leading collections of works by African-American artists (919-530-6211; www.nccu.edu/visitors/ art_museum). • Take a walk around NCCU’s campus. NCCU was the first publicly funded liberal arts college for African Americans in the country (919-530-6295; www.nccu.edu).

Interstate 85 Corridor Along Interstate 85 in Durham lies a bevy of visitor resources, along with a thriving Hispanic community. • Flit with butterflies at one of the largest butterfly houses in the United States at the NC Museum of Life + Science, an awardwinning, family-friendly indoor and outdoor experiential science center (919-220-5429; www.lifeandscience.org). • Delight in eastern North Carolina-style handchopped barbecue at Hog Heaven y (919-2867447; www.hogheavenbarbecue.com). • Shop over 140 businesses at Northgate Mall (919-286-4400; www.northgatemall.com). • Enjoy authentic tacos and a salsa bar at Super Taqueria y (919-220-9884).

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Culturally Inclined Durham is rich with culture. From the native Piedmont blues to world-famous musicians that call Durham home, from beloved neighborhood bars to beer-connoisseur havens, from old factories turned artist studios to an international documentary film festival, the Bull City offers new arts and entertainment every day. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

MORE ONLINE: Visit DurhamCulture. com to explore Durham’s entertainment and nightlife options, search the event calendar, and find plenty of ways to get cultured.

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Visual Art: See It, Make It, Buy It Durham is a great place for creative people to show off their artistic side. Whether you want to look at art, create it, or just want to buy it and take it home, Durham has something for you.

With a world-class art museum and dozens of local galleries and exhibits, Durham’s art community is a thriving place for artists and admirers alike. • The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University brings Durham to the national scene with traveling exhibits and a permanent collection displaying many styles of art. Admission to the museum is inexpensive, and there are free tours Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Make sure to visit the Food & Wine recommended Nasher Museum Café y(919-684-6032; www.nasher.duke.edu/cafe). • The 21c Museum Hotel is a luxury hotel that also features a contemporary art museum, free and open to the public, 24 hours a day (919-956-6700; www.21cmuseumhotels.com/durham). • In addition to offering grants and classes, the Durham Arts Council hosts exhibits and events in four studios in the Durham Arts Council Building (919-560-2787; www.durhamarts.org). • The Carrack Modern Art is a zero-commission art gallery for independent art shows (www.thecarrack.org). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Spoonflower, a Durhambased digital printing company, offers crafting courses and more at The Greenhouse, a classroom and community space (www.spoonflower.com/ events).


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Durham Art Events Discover more Durham events on page 54. Visit www.durhamculture.com and www.durhameventcalendar.com for additional calendar and art resources.

• Pleiades Gallery is managed by a collective of local artists located in Downtown Durham (919797-2706; www.pleiadesartdurham.com).

left page photo: Nasher Museum of Art - Bill Russ/DCVB; right page photo: Pleiades Gallery - Lissa Gotwals/DCVB; Centerfest - Bill Russ/DCVB

• Explore African-American themes at the NCCU Art Musuem (919-530-6211; www.nccu.edu/ visitors/art_museum) or at The Hayti Heritage Center (919-683-1709; www.hayti.org). • Claymakers Gallery is a showcase of North Carolina pottery and ceramic art that also offers a retail gallery, studios, supplies, and classes (919-530-8355; www.claymakers.org). • Browse and buy art at collectives like Golden Belt (919-967-7700; www.goldenbeltarts.com) and the Bull City Arts Collaborative (www. bullcityarts.org), and Liberty Arts (www.libertyarts.org) which feature studios and galleries. • Sustainable arts center The Scrap Exchange promotes creativity through material reuse and offers classes like “Transforming Plastic Bags into Butterfly Art” in a new, expanded location (919-688-6960; www.scrapexchange.org).

• Find contemporary art and handmade gifts to take home with you at Zola Craft Gallery, located on Ninth Street (919-286-5112; www. zolacraftgallery.com). • Explore contemporary art at Spectre Arts, located in a renovated church. The venue also hosts events in an outdoor space (919-2131441; www.spectrearts.com). MORE ONLINE: We couldn’t fit all the art galleries in this guide, but don’t worry, there’s more online at durh.am/ durhamart.

• CenterFest Arts Festival is the longestrunning juried outdoor arts festival in North Carolina, bringing dozens of artists to Durham from near and far (centerfest. durhamarts.org). • The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a celebration of visual arts and fine crafts held in Downtown Durham every November. It’s a great way to do some holiday shopping and support local artists at the same time (www. durhamartwalk.com). • The Durham Craft Market takes place across from the Durham Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. You can find all sorts of one-of-akind products, from pottery to jewelry and from candles to clothing (www. durhamcraftmarket.com). • Third Friday Durham is a monthly event where Durham’s galleries, studios, and other art-related businesses offer openings and other special events, allowing enthusiasts a regular chance to see (and buy!) new art (www.thirdfridaydurham.com).


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Play the Night Away

Want to have a night out with some friendly competition in the mix? Check out local bars and game parlors that have an ample supply of activities to keep everyone busy and having a good time. West End Billiards and Bocce (919-717-3915; www.westendwinebar.com) features six pool tables, two indoor bocce ball courts, dart boards, shuffleboard, and even a few arcade games. Social Games & Brews (www.socialdurham.com) has shuffleboard, a pool table, and an arcade so you can use up your loose change. Leave your mark at Kotuku Surf Club (919-294-9661; www.facebook.com/ pages/Surf-Club) where you can throw darts, shoot pool, and win at shuffleboard. Fullsteam Brewery (919-682-2337; www.fullsteam.ag) has a small arcade in addition to a large selection of board games and a ping-pong table. As you can see, pool tables are a big favorite in the area. You can find even more at The Green Room (www.greenroomdurham.com; 919-286-2359), Doyle’s Sports Bar

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(919-419-9791; www.facebook.com/pages/ Doyles-Sports-Bar), and the Speakeasy at Tyler’s Taproom (919-433-0345; www. tylerstaproom.com). Players at these locales range from recreational to competitive, so you can jump in no matter your experience level. Don’t forget there’s always bowling at AMF Durham Lanes (919-489-9154; amf.com/ durhamlanes), where you can send the pins flying. DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Try a unique game experience at Bull City Escape! You and a small group will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles and escape from a locked room. Learn more at www.bullcityescape.com.

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Locally Grown

Durham’s reputation as a creative and collaborative community is mirrored in the variety of musicians who take part in the local music scene. Nick Sanborn, half of indie-pop duo Sylvan Esso and bassist for psychedelic folk band Megafaun, moved to Durham for the community. “The music community is really supportive and really supported by the community,” he said. “The scene is not a bunch of bands trying to sound the same. Any night you can go [to] some totally unique thing.” Sanborn recommends local venue The Pinhook (919-667-1100; www. thepinhook.com) for small rock/indie shows.

Local hip-hop artist Professor Toon grew up in Durham and attended Durham School of the Arts. He raps and performs with The Real Laww, another local MC. The duo runs the Durham Hip Hop Summit, a one-day hip-hop festival in August. “It helps just being around awesome people and artistic minds,” Toon said of Durham. Toon enjoys seeing hip-hop and rock acts at Devine’s Sports Bar and Restaurant and Grill (919-682-0228; www.devinesdurham.com) and Motorco Music Hall (919-901-0875; www.motorcomusic.com). You can also experience the live music scene at Beyu Caffè (919-683-1058; www.beyucaffe.com) for jazz and R&B, and The Blue Note Grill (919-401-1979; www. thebluenotegrill.com) for country, bluegrass, jazz, and blues. Bars and coffee shops often hold local and regional acts in the evenings, so you never know what (or who!) you’ll stumble across.

In 2011, Merge Records added a Grammy to its illustrious catalogue of music when one of its artists, Arcade Fire, won album of the year, cementing a legacy of critically adored music from the Durham label. But Merge, including its Durhambased artists like the Mountain Goats and Mount Moriah, is only one part of a musically inclined culture that permeates Durham. Other local music makers include: • Folk rock bands Hiss Golden Messenger and Delta Rae and indie duo Sylvan Esso • Jazz musicians like the legendary Branford Marsalis and the six-time Grammynominated Nnenna Freelon • Shirley Caesar, a Gospel songstress with 11 Grammy awards to her name • Rapper 9th Wonder, another Grammy winner who has produced songs for Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, and Mary J. Blige Check out our YouTube playlist of some of Durham’s best acts at durh. am/playlist35, and then head to Beyu Caffe, Motorco, Pinhook, and Duke Coffeehouse to see them (and others!) live when you’re in town.

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Pick Your Nightlife Vibe

Make the weekend come alive by catching a live performance, having a drink, and getting a treat at one of many restaurants.

Date Night

Girls Night

Dress your best to see a show at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

Peruse art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University (919-684-5135;

(919-680-2787; www.dpacnc.com)

www.nasher.duke.edu)

Low Key with the Locals

Sway to the music at Motorco Music Hall’s lowkey scene (919-901-0875; www.motorcomusic.com)

Taste favorite ice cream flavors like Vietnamese coffee or salted butter caramel at The Parlour y (919-564-7999; theparlourdurham.com)

Indulge in uniquely flavored cupcakes at The Cupcake Bar (919-816-2905; www. cupcakebarbakery.com)

Sip some wine at West End Wine Bar (919-381-4228; www. westendwinebar.com)

Head downtown for a hand-crafted cocktail and small plates at Bar Virgile (919-973-3000; www.barvirgile.com)

Snack on food truck fare from Chirba Chirba y (www.chirbachirba.com)

or other rotating trucks, parked on Rigsbee Avenue Have a freshly brewed pint of fig saison ale at Ponysaurus Brewing

y (978-482-7701; www. ponysaurusbrewing.com), or try a common-sense cocktail at Surf Club (919-294-9661) y = Celebrated Cuisine; see page 65 for more

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photos: DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center - Bill Russ/DCVB; Bar Virgile - Lissa GotwalsDCVB; Motorco Music Hall - Ash Crowe/DCVB; West End Wine Bar - West End Wine Bar/DCVB; all other images by DCVB

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MORE ONLINE: Try one of our suggested evening lineups or go online to create your own. Visit durhamculture.com for a complete listing of nightlife options.

photos: Duke Coffeehouse - Ash Crowe/DCVB;Party Illegat at Moogfest - Eric Waters/Moogfest; AMC Southpoint 17 + IMAX - The Streets at Southpoint/DCVB; all other images by DCVB

Kick Back Like a College Kid

Out On the Town

Try out pizzas, sandwiches, and wings with local flavor at Mattie B’s Public House

Listen to music and chill at Duke Coffeehouse (www. dukecoffeehouse.org)

Get your game on: shoot pool at West End Billiards (919-717-3915) or head over to Social (919-687-6969; www.socialdurham.com) to try out its collection of old arcade games

(919-401-8600; www.mattiebs.com)

Let the DJ inspire your dance moves at The Bar (919-956-2929; www.thebardurham.com), an LGBTQ neighborhood bar Screen the newest releases on IMAX at AMC Southpoint 17 cinemas (919-313-6627; www. streetsatsouthpoint.com/ movies)

Decide on drinks and dessert and just “be you” at Beyú Caffé (919-683-1058; www.beyucaffe.com)

Find your late night munchie bliss with wings from Heavenly Buffaloes

Stick around Southern Durham

Everyone is welcome for concerts or karaoke at The Pinhook

Head to Sam’s Quik Shop, a bottle shop where you can discover new beers while enjoying a brew from one of twelve taps (919-286-4110; www. samsquikshop.com).

(919-667-1100; www. thepinhook.com)

(919-416-8800; www. heavenlybuffaloes.com)

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Curtain Calls

It’s hard to choose from the more than 450 shows performed in Durham annually. Black-box theaters showcase local productions, classic scripts, and experimental works of art, while larger venues draw well-known acts and nationally touring shows.

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On Stage in 2016-17

DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center is one of the busiest theaters in the country. DPAC regularly fills its 2,700 seats for concerts, comedy, dance, the SunTrust Broadway theater series, and more (919-680-2787; www. dpacnc.com).

Music: Il Divo, 3 Doors Down, Leon Bridges, Joe Bonamassa Theater: Rent, Fun Home, An American in Paris, Hedwig & the Angry Inch Comedy: Trailer Park Boys, Jay Leno Other: Neil Degrasse Tyson

The Carolina Theatre is a renovated 1926 Beaux Artsstyle building that includes the magnificent Fletcher Hall for live performances and two adjacent cinemas

Music: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, The Chick Corea Elektric Band Comedy: Kathleen Madigan, Bianca Del Rio

(919-560-3030; www. carolinatheatre.org).

Duke Performances hosts professional and student events at B.N. Duke, Baldwin, and Page Auditoriums; Reynolds Industries Theater; Sheafer Lab Theater; and other local venues. The lineup brings internationally notable acts to Durham (919-660-3356; www.

Dover Quartet, Belcea Quartet, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Ades, Pacifica Quartet featuring Johannes Moser, St. Lawrence String Quartet

dukeperformances.org).

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Bartlett Theater is a new professional theater company with a focus on employing North Carolina actors. Each season explores the creative world of one playwright (www.bartletttheater.org). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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On Stage in 2016-17

The award winning NCCU Department of Theatre & Dance performs in the 300-seat theater in the Farrison-Newton Communications Building at North Carolina Central University. Hosts theatrical and musical performances, as well as lectures and discussions

Check durh.am/nccu-theatre for full schedule each semester.

(919-530-6242; www.nccu. edu/academics/sc/liberalarts/ theatrerdrama/index.cfm).

St. Joseph’s Performance Hall is the restored former sanctuary of St. Joseph’s AME Church, one of America’s first autonomous AfricanAmerican churches. On the National Register of Historic Places, this 1891 Richardsonian Romanesque building includes stained glass windows (919-683-1709;

Rotating art exhibits, dance classes, and more. Check hayti.org for a full schedule.

www.hayti.org).

Manbites Dog Theater Company is a professional, nonprofit theater company producing new and challenging productions

Visit manbitesdogtheater.org to check schedule.

(919-682-3343; www. manbitesdogtheater.org).

Common Ground Theatre Company performs in an intimate black-box theater. In addition to performances, the venue also hosts classes, rehearsals, and events (919-384-7817; www.cgtheatre.com).

Performances from local and regional artists, including both improv and plays. Visit cgtheatre.com to see what’s coming up.

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Local Favorites

You want to be in the know, so we made it easy for you. We compiled the 2016 “best of” list from Durham’s weekly newspaper, Indy Week – just for you! • Bartender in Durham County: Alley Twenty Six / Shannon Healy (919-2131267; www.alleytwentysix.com)

• Place to Hear Blues: The Blue Note Grill (919-401-1979; www.thebluenotegrill.com)

• Barista in Durham County: Bean Traders / David Chapman (919-484-2499; www.beantraderscoffee.com)

• Place to Hear Jazz: Beyù Caffè (919-683-1058; www.beyucaffe.com)

• Draft Beer Selection Durham County: Sam’s Bottle Shop (919-973-2489; www. samsbottleshop.com) • Live Entertainment and Live Theater Venue: DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center (919-680-2787; www.dpacnc.com) • Distillery in the Triangle: Durham Distillery (919-937-2121; www.durhamdistillery.com) • Brewery and Trivia Night in Durham County: Fullsteam Brewery (919-682-2337; www.fullsteam.ag) • Place to Shoot Pool: The Green Room (919-286-2359; www.greenroomdurham.com)

• Sports Bar: Tobacco Road Sports Café (919937-9909; www.tobaccoroadsportscafe.com) • Theater to See an Independent Film: Carolina Theatre (919-560-3030; www.carolinatheatre.org) • Gay or Lesbian Bar, Open Mic Night, and Karaoke: The Pinhook (919-667-1100; www.thepinhook.com) • Neighborhood Bar, Bloody Mary, and Late Night Meal: Motorco (919-901-0875; www. motorcomusic.com) • Place for Indoor Fun: Museum of Life + Science (919-220-5429; www.lifeandscience.org)

MORE ONLINE: Find the full list of local favorites, including dining and shopping categories, at durh.am/favorites48. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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Film Festivals in Focus Not only was Durham the location for famous movies like Bull Durham and Kiss the Girls, but it also hosts several film festivals each year. Filmmakers and film lovers travel from across the country to share, enjoy, and discuss this beloved art form. The biggest and most well-known of Durham’s festivals is the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which occurs each April in Downtown Durham. Internationally known, with thousands of attendees, the festival screens more than 100 films over four days and offers opportunities to interact with directors, subjects, and producers (919-687-4100; www.fullframefest.org). Durham is also home to the 10-day NC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the second-largest gay and lesbian film festival in the Southeast. This event occurs in late August and early September each year (919-5603030; www.festivals.carolinatheatre.org/ncglff).

photo: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival - Full Frame/DCVB

Below is a list of Durham’s annual film events: • • • • • • • • •

ComiQuest Film Festival International Screendance Festival Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Hayti Heritage Film Festival NC Gay & Lesbian Film Festival NC Latin American Film Festival Nevermore Film Festival Retro Film Series Strange Beauty Film Festival

• UNXFEST Festival DURHAM FRESH DAILY: There’s always something new going on at the Carolina Theatre, whether it’s an indie film, a touring act, or a festival (919-560-3030; www.carolinatheatre.org).

Documentary Arts Given Durham’s own fascinating story, it’s not surprising that it is a city with great support for the documentary arts, empowering artists and citizens to tell their own stories. Duke University’s Center for

Documentary Studies (CDS) offers classes and resources for individuals interested film, photography, and essays, and puts on more than 50 events a year at the Full Frame Theatre and four galleries. Programming also includes the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (919-660-3663; documentarystudies. duke.edu). In addition, the Southern

Documentary Fund (SDF) supports and cultivates documentary films made in and about the American South, hosting many events and screenings each year (919-308-3714; www. southerndocumentaryfund.org).

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Discover the Outdoors Inside the city and out, Durham’s outdoors provide great opportunities. Over 96,000 acres of forestland beckon with new discoveries (like one of the 26 rare plant species in the area). Golfers should (if they can!) squeeze a shot through the trees on one of Durham’s golf courses, and everyone can enjoy the horticultural splendor of one of the most renowned public gardens in the country. Take a bike ride or go for a hike – there’s plenty out there to explore. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

THINGS TO KNOW: Licenses are required for fishing, trapping, and hunting. They’re available at sporting goods and outdoor activity stores and online at www.ncwildlife. org. Children 16 and under are not required to have a license, but must be accompanied by a licensed adult. Hunting is subject to game seasons and day restrictions by the NC Wildlife Commission.


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Regardless of the season, Durham’s outdoor beauty is a breath of fresh air. Lofty pines, stately oaks, abundant evergreens – both in urban and rural areas (some just a 20-minute drive from downtown) – create a beautiful setting that may be hard to leave. Here are some of the top spots for scenic landscapes in Durham: • Pack a picnic to eat in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens, one of the premier gardens in the United States. Roam through 55 acres full of more than 4,500 colorful plant varieties viewable from more than five miles of walkways and paths (919-684-3698; www.gardens.duke.edu). • Let the kids play among grassy knolls and massive oak trees at Forest Hills Park, one of more than 60 Durham parks (919-560-4355; http://durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation). • Stop and smell the roses at the Witherspoon Rose Culture, one of the region’s largest rose displays with 2,000 rose bushes (919-489-4446; www.witherspoonrose.com). photo: Bark in the Park - Durham Bulls Athletic Park

• Catch largemouth bass from the shore or with rented boats at Lake Michie Recreation Area (919-477-3906; http://durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation).

• Dip a toe into the Eno River at Eno River State Park (919-383-1686; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/ enri/main.php) or at West Point on the Eno City Park after an invigorating hike (919-471-1623; www.enoriver.org/what-we-protect/parks/west-point-on-the-eno).

• Step onto a sandy beach before taking the plunge at Rolling View State Recreation Area at Falls Lake (919-676-1027; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/fala/main.php). • Push off from the shore in a rented electric motor boat or rowboat from the City of Durham at Little River Lake (919-477-7889; http://durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation). MORE ONLINE: Use the internet to help you escape the modern world: find more nature listings online at durh.am/nature53. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Family Fun

Durham offers great experiences for the kids in our lives that can bring out the kid in us – wide-eyed wonder included. Have you ever seen a lemur up close? What about a poison dart frog? The Museum of Life + Science has both, and so much more. Exhibits include one of the largest butterfly houses in the United States and the Dinosaur Trail, where you can hunt for fossils. The museum has many more hands-on exhibits, including Hideaway Woods, a forested learning environment featuring a treehouse village (919-2205429; www.lifeandscience.org).

At Bull City Craft (919-419-0800; www.bullcitycraft. com), kids can choose from a number of projects, including making picture frames, jewelry, and birdhouses. The craft shop also hosts Preschool Playcraft, a drop-in open crafting time, and Mommy & Me art classes.

If the best things in life are free, then Durham is a great place to be!

DefyGravity (919-825-1010; www.defygravity.us) and SkyZone (919-425-0800; www.skyzone.com/durham) allow kids to soar to new heights! These trampoline sports arenas plant smiles on faces that take days to fade. Wheels Fun Park (919-598-1944; www. wheelsfunparkdurham.com) offers roller skating and go-karts.

• For lovers of the outdoors, Durham’s city parks offer numerous no-cost activities like playgrounds and even a stateof-the-art skate park

Plan ahead with an appointment and visit the Duke Lemur Center to see the largest population of lemurs anywhere in the world, outside of their native Madagascar (919-489-3364; www.lemur.duke.edu).

• The Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Get musical at Notasium, an interactive music-based play space. Kids can climb on a giant guitar (they play notes on the fretboard as they climb!) and other muscial structures (919-230-9321; www.notasium.com). DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Throughout the year, the Museum of Life + Science hosts hands-on educational events for all ages. From the Science of Food to NanoDays, visit www.lifeandscience. org to learn what’s happening now. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

(919-560-4355; http://durhamnc. gov/753/Parks-Recreation). (919-684-3698; www.gardens. duke.edu) and the American

Tobacco campus also offer great spaces to explore and enjoy the outdoors free of charge (919-433-1566; www.

americantobaccocampus.com).

• With a few dollars, get creative at The Scrap Exchange (919-688-6960; www.scrapexchange.org) or ride

the carousel at Northgate Mall (919-286-4400; www.northgatemall.com).

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Sporting Team Pride in Durham With multiple world-renowned sports teams, it’s no wonder that Durham is the “City of Champions.” Experience the smell of victory whether you’re on the court, in the field, on the bleachers, or in the stands. Fall is football time, and Durham is home to two college programs: the Duke University Blue Devils (919-681-2583; www.goduke.com) and the NC Central University Eagles (919-530-7057; www. nccueaglepride.com). Duke returns to the field after another strong season in 2015, finishing the year with a win at the Pinstripe Bowl. NCCU continues to build its football program in the MEAC conference, and games at both schools are accessible and exciting ways to experience Durham’s sporting culture. Late fall is also the start of the college basketball season, which means that the famed Duke men’s basketball team will be taking the court at Cameron Indoor Stadium, regularly listed as one of the best atmospheres in college sports. Tickets are hard to come by, so book early or check out the Duke’s women’s basketball team, who are also often highly ranked. You can learn about the storied history of Duke athletics at the Duke Basketball Museum & Sports Hall of Fame, adjacent to Cameron Indoor Stadium (919-613-7500; www.durham-nc.com/group-tours/search_features/duke_sports.php). NCCU recently earned its first dance in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament after only four years in Division I, proving that Duke isn’t the only basketball school in Durham. Catch a game at McLendonMcDougald Gym (919-530-7893) and cheer the Eagles through another exciting season.

Bull Durham on Location The Historic Durham Athletic Park (HDAP) is the former home of the Durham Bulls and the filming location of the hit movie Bull Durham. Routinely considered one of the greatest sports movies of all time by sources like ESPN, Esquire, and The American Film Institute, Bull Durham shows off the historic site, built as El Toro Park in 1926. The HDAP is now home to festivals, special events, and amateur baseball games each year. Situated in the Central Park District, it’s only a short walk from the heart of downtown to the site of Durham and cinema history (919-687-6546; durh.am/historicdap). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE


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Biking the Bull City

left page photo: Duke University Marching Band - Duke Photography; right page photos, top-bottom: Bike Rack - DCVB; Washington Duke Golf - DCVB; Quail Roost Farms - Hamilton Creative Photography

Sometimes two wheels are greater than four, and many parts of Durham are easily accessible by bike: • Get from Duke University’s West Campus to the Golden Belt arts complex on the east side of Downtown Durham in less than 30 minutes at a leisurely pace (919-967-7700; www.goldenbeltarts.com). • Cruise around Downtown Durham, Duke (919-684-8111; www.duke.edu) and NCCU campuses (919-530-6295; www.nccu. edu), and Ninth Street to get a glimpse of Durham’s architecture and enjoy the shade of hundred-year-old oaks that line many city streets.

Relaxing on the Green Take a swing at Durham’s three public golf courses, including one that is over a century old. Just north of Duke’s West Campus is Hillandale Golf Course, an affordable and historic Donald Ross course that recently underwent an extensive renovation (919-286-4211; www.hillandalegolf.com).

On Duke’s campus, find The Duke University Golf Club (919-6812288; www.golf.duke.edu), a challenging Robert Trent Jones course adjacent to the AAA four-diamond Washington Duke Inn. Lakeshore Golf Course in northeast Durham is an entry-level course for casual and experienced players alike (919-596-2401; www.lakeshoregc.com).

Riding in Style Fall is a great time to have an equine adventure in Durham. There are a half-dozen farms that offer lessons, trail rides, and competitions for both novice riders and horse enthusiasts. B-Bar Farm & Tack Shop, Castle French Farm, Dead Broke Farm, Quail Roost Farms, Shiloh Farms, and Triton Stables are all within a 30-minute drive of Downtown Durham.

Durham Fresh Daily: Grab your mat for yoga on the roof of The Durham. The Vinyasa flow classes are free to hotel guests and $10 for drop-in attendees. After class, check out the Downtown Durham skyline. See www.thedurham.com for details.

MORE ONLINE: Visit durh.am/recreation57 for additional information about Durham’s recreation options, including rentals, tours, as well as links to the, well, links (that’s golf lingo for courses, FYI). WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Picture Perfect

Durham is full of picture-perfect places, but here are five that will immortalize your trip:

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Snap a shot of Major the Bull, the statue and emblem of the Bull City, at CCB Plaza in the heart of downtown. Look for where North Corcoran Street intersects with W. Parrish Street.

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Find Wool E. Bull, the mascot for the Durham Bulls baseball team, at a home game at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Capture the angles of the American Tobacco Water Tower through your lens while standing on the ground at the American Tobacco Campus. See hallowed sports halls at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The stadium is open for visitation Monday through Friday when there isn’t practice. At sunset, take the elevator up to the top of the city parking garage on South Corcoran Street and Ramseur Street for a photo of the Durham Skyline. MORE ONLINE: Use the hashtag #durhamnc to share your favorite Durham experiences on social media.

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Get Your Guide On • The African-American Heritage Guide lets you explore AfricanAmerican contributions to the Bull City at your own pace. • The Durham Downtown Map & Guide is a concise guide to all the downtown highlights. • Too much you want to do? Our itineraries help break it all down, from food to history, so you don’t have to. Visit durh.am/guides58 to view all of these guides online. Print copies are also available at the official Visitor Info Center, located downtown at 212 W Main St #101.


Learn More on a Tour

left page photos: Wool E. Bull - patriciaAmurray/DCVB; right page photo: West Point on the Eno - Stewart Waller/DCVB

There is a stockpile of things to see and do that even lifelong residents haven’t fully experienced. Use these tours to discover what’s waiting for you on the Bull City streets.

Enjoy a taste of Durham’s culinary scene from chefs and restaurateurs, and learn how its innovative farm-to-table culture developed. Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours (919-2372254; www.tastecarolina.com) and Triangle Food Tour (919-319-5674; www.trianglefoodtour.com) both offer guided walking tours of Downtown Durham restaurants and shops, complete with expert insight and personal tales.

Nature lovers will enjoy Tree Camp (919-4713310; www.theborderlife.com), a year-round day camp teaching adults about Durham’s natural setting with tours through Durham County’s forests. Or try Frog Hollow Outdoor Adventures for a ride through Durham waterways – including Falls Lake and the Eno River – with guided and self-guided kayak and canoe trips (919-416-1200;

Ghosts? Some think they walk Durham’s streets, but you can decide for yourself on a ghost tour. Tobacco Road Tours offers expert insight into paranormal folktales as well as African-American cultural heritage and Civil War sites. (919-3712653; www.tobaccoroadtours.com). For history buffs, Preservation Durham Walking Tours provide free, guided trips through Durham’s civil rights, tobacco, and architectural legacies, April through November (919-682-3036;

www.froghollowoutdoors.com).

DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Durham has a BYOB Biker Bar that tours the city while you help pedal (www.bikerbarnc. com). Looking for brewery tours? See page 77.

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Farm to Fork is Fun Agritourism allows visitors to tour and engage with agriculturally focused sites and activities. With farms, farmers’ markets, farm-to-fork restaurants, gardens, nurseries, and more, Durham has plenty of opportunities to be an agritourist! • Stop by SEEDS Educational Garden in the Golden Belt district of East Durham . This non-profit has opportunties to volunteer or become a community gardener (919-683-1197; www.seedsnc.org).

Visit a Farm These Durham farms demonstrate dedication in producing quality produce and dairy goods. Please call ahead for seasonal hours of operation and available produce. • Blue Whistler Farm frequently hosts farm days, occasions to visit its chicken, pig, and sheep residents -- and then take home a carton of fresh eggs (980-272-0181; www. facebook.com/Bluewhistlerfarm). • Stop by Funny Girl Farm’s (www. funnygirlfarm.wix.com) farmstand, open yearround for vegetables, mushrooms, herbs, eggs, and other artisan products. The farmstand’s location at a busy intersection belies the delicious produce and local products it stocks! • In summer, pick your own blueberries, blackberries, and muscadine grapes at Herndon Hills Farm (919-544-3313; www. localharvest.org/herndon-hills-farm-M7600).

• Summer is sumptuous at Snikroc Farm. Visitors can pick tomatoes and blueberries, and there is a soft-serve ice cream stand open on summer evenings (www.facebook.com/ pages/Snikroc-Farm/361877592541). • Waller Family Farm is a working farm offering pick-your-own strawberries as well as other fresh grown fruits and vegetables for sale seasonally (919-225-4305; www.wallerfamilyfarm.com).

Shop the Farmers’ Market Discover beautiful fruits, vegetables, and more at local farmers’ markets. • The Durham Farmers’ Market is Durham’s largest farmers’ market, offering fresh, locally grown produce and more from over 60 local vendors on Saturday mornings year-round and Wednesday evenings in the summer (919-667-3099; www.durhamfarmersmarket.com). • The Durham Roots Farmers’ Market at Northgate (www.northgatemall.com/durhamroots-farmers-market) is conveniently located outside of the Northgate Mall on Saturday mornings. It’s a producer-only market with all vendors farming in Durham County.

MORE ONLINE: It’s easy to have a fun day full of agricultural site visits. Go online for a complete list of Durham’s farms, markets, and more at durh.am/agritourism60. Also check out www.trianglegrown.com for things to do across the Triangle. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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Dog-Friendly Durham Don’t leave Fido at home! There are dozens of ways to treat your four-legged friend to a fun day on the town in Durham:

• Take a walk on the wild side at Eno River State Park, a 4,200-acre state park minutes from the heart of Durham. Humans and their companions can explore the many wooded trails and swimming holes (919-383-1686; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/enri/main.php).

photo: Bark in the Park - Durham Bulls Athletic Park

• Known as the crown jewel of Duke University, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens is comprised of 55 acres of specialized gardens, ponds, and paths. You and your leashed canine friend can wander the manicured paths, take a nap under the trees, or watch the ducks paddle by. Check the gardens etiquette before you go - some areas are restricted to humans (919-684-3698; www.gardens.duke.edu). • Duke’s East Campus is the perfect spot for runners and walkers, plus their canine companions. A 1.7-mile gravel trail loops around the campus, with gentle slopes and shaded stretches. If you need a break, there are open, grassy areas that are ideal for a game of fetch. • What could be better than going out to the ball game with your best bud? Each season, there are several opportunities to take your dog to a Durham Bulls game during Bark in the Park events. Visit the Bulls’ website for upcoming dates and more information (919-687-6500; www.durhambulls.com). • Visit Lap it Up, which describes itself as a YMCA for dogs. The canine activity center offers training and agility classes, organized games, and a doggy swimming pool. Visit Lap it Up’s website for registration information. Keep in mind that you’ll need to have vaccination receipts on hand in order to register (919-455-6001; www.lapitup.biz). • The City of Durham hosts several dog-oriented special events throughout the year, including Canine Field Day, Woofstock, and Santa Paws (919-560-4355; www.durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation). MORE ONLINE: Visit durh.am/dog-friendly-lodging for a list of dog-friendly hotels and inns. For more ways to explore Durham with your canine friend, visit durh.am/dog-friendly-durham. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Fun Festivals & Exciting Events Come to Durham this fall and winter for the following major annual events and festivals:

August North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival The second-largest gay and lesbian film festival in the Southeast (www. carolinatheatre.org/films/festivals/ncglff).

September Bull City Rumble Annual vintage motorcycle and scooter rally hosted in Downtown Durham (tonup.bigcartel.com/bull-city-rumble).

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Bull Durham Blues Festival A celebration in the birthplace of the Piedmont Blues, featuring national, regional, and local blues (hayti.org). Durham Art Council’s CenterFest Longest-running street arts festival in North Carolina and largest arts and community festival in Durham (centerfest. durhamarts.org). North Carolina Gay Pride Parade & Festival The largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender event in a five-state area (www.ncpride.org/pride).


photos, Left page: Centerfest - Bill Russ/DCVB; right page, top-bottom: North Carolina Gay Pride Parade & Festival - Bill Russ/DCVB; NC Comicon - DCVB; The King and I - Paul Kolnik/DPAC Suntrust Broadway

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World Beer Festival Features 400+ beers from 150+ brewers from around the world, with food vendors + live music (durh.am/ durham-beer-fest).

November NC Comicon & Comiquest Film Festival A two-day comics festival held at the Durham Convention Center and Carolina Theatre, featuring artists, exhibitors, films, costumes, and more (www.nccomicon.com).

Ongoing • Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art An exhibit running from September 2, 2016 - January 9, 2017 at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. the exhibit explores the complex space of the American South, and addresses the realities, fantasies, and myths that have long since captured the public’s interest. Southern Accent includes the work of 60 artists from within and outside the region, creating a thorough discourse on Southern Identity (nasher.duke.edu). • SunTrust Broadway Series at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center Signature series of touring Broadway shows. Most shows have one week runs (dpacnc.com).

MORE ONLINE: Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. Visit durhameventcalendar.com to find out what’s happening when you’re in town. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Fresh Daily Events In addition to the major events listed on these pages, Durham is home to all kinds of unique events you won’t find anywhere else. These are just a few of the many examples: • Duke Homestead Harvest & Hornworm Festival (September): Tobacco harvesting festival (www.nchistoricsites.org/duke). • Durham Art Guild Juried Art Show (September): Juried exhibition of works from regional artists (www.durhamartguild.org). • Jerk Fest (September): Caribbean celebration with a 5k, wing-eating contest, and domino tournament (www.caribsplash.org/jerkfest). • Latino Festival (September): A festival celebrating Latino and Hispanic traditions through music, food, and crafts (durhamnc.gov/1009/LatinoFestival). • Blessing of the Animals (October): Annual worship service with animals at Duke Chapel (chapel.duke.edu). • SEEDS Harvest Dinner (October): Dinner and auction to support sustainable community garden (www.seedsnc.com). • Adrian Carroll Battle of the Bands (October): High school and historically black college and OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

university band competition (www.facebook.com/ acbotb/). • Bull City Race Fest (October): Half-marathon race ending with a food truck rodeo, kid zone, and beer garden (bullcityracefest.com). • NCCU Homecoming Parade (October): Football game and parade for alumni (web.nccu.edu/ homecoming/index.html). • Durham Art Walk Holiday Market (November): A downtown arts market featuring arts and crafts from local artists and galleries (www. durhamartwalk.com). • Christmas by Candlelight at Duke Homestead (December): 1870s Christmas tour features period decorations, caroling, dances, and hot cider (dukehomestead.org). • Christmas in the Big House & Christmas at the Quarters at Historic Stagville (December): Learn about Christmas traditions of former plantation owners and the enslaved community with crafts, games, food, and music (www. stagville.org).


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• Christmas in the Carolinas at Bennett Place (December): Explore Christmas traditions during the Civil War with decorations, food, and music (www.nchistoricsites.org/bennett).

• Nevermore Horror and Gothic Film Festival (February): A three-day event dedicated to the dark and macabre (www.carolinatheatre.org/films/ festivals/nevermore).

• Eno River New Year’s Day Hike (January): Treats around a campfire after a hike in Eno River State Park (enoriver.org).

• Annual Bike Show and Chili Cook-Off (March): Motorcycle show and ride with a cook-off (www. durhamnchog.org).

• Freeze Your Balls Off Scooter Rally (January): An annual rally celebrating vintage and classic scooters (www.freezeyourballsoff.wordpress.com).

• Bull City Food & Beer Experience (March): A sampling and pairing event featuring Durham restaurants and breweries (www.bullcityexperience. com).

• Kwanzaa Celebration (January): Celebration with programs, events, and arts. Sponsored by the African American Dance Ensemble (africanamericandanceensemble.org). • American Indian Powwow (February): Celebration of Native American traditions that features music, dancing, arts, crafts, and food (www.ncssm.edu/events/powwow).

• Durham Mardi Gras (March): Fat Tuesday Celebration with costumes, a parade, and music (www.durhammardigras.com). • Durham Bulls Home Games (ongoing): Triple-A baseball games at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (www.durhambulls.com).

• Hayti Heritage Film Festival (February): A film festival celebrating Durham’s African-American heritage and community (www.hayti.org).

Durham is home to a number of film festivals that feature world premieres, exclusive showings, and unique opportunities. Explore a list on page 43 or online at durh.am/filmfestivalfocus.

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Living History While Durham is a leader in the new and the now, it’s also a city that embraces a complex history. From its pivotal role in the Civil War, to its rise as a tobacco town and mecca for activism and civil rights, Durham has much to offer history buffs. Visit the many historical sites open year-round to discover the diverse figures and events that have shaped the Bull City and world beyond. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

Durham FRESH DAILY: Visit the Museum of Durham History at the History Hub in Downtown Durham. The Museum features an array of rotating exhibits, including the Story Room, where visitors can record personal memories of Durham’s past (919-246-9993; www.museumofdurhamhistory.org).


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Walk Through the Past

There aren’t many places in the United States where you can walk through former slave quarters still standing on their original foundations. At many historic sites the original buildings have been moved or collapsed due to neglect, but at Historic Stagville they still stand. DID YOU KNOW? Prior to the Civil War, Stagville was one of the largest plantations in the South: at its peak in 1860, it held almost 900 slaves on 30,000 acres of land. It was so large that you would have to walk for three days before reaching the Stagville property line. Today, Historic Stagville encompasses 71 acres in three different tracts, all located near each other. The site offers visitors education about the lives of both the owners and the slaves, tours of the owners’ 18th-century house, a large barn that was built by enslaved craftsmen, and the four restored slave quarters. It’s a rare chance to walk through structures that stood in the earliest days of the United States and to see how both plantation owners and workers lived. Stagville’s knowledgeable staff also offer guided tours to explain the significance of the sites. Visit their website for details (919-620-0120; www.stagville.org).

Stagville doesn’t just have buildings – it’s one of the few plantations that has complete records of all of the enslaved population that worked its lands. That means Stagville can help families of African descent shed light on their origins in a way that many AfricanAmerican families can’t easily trace. Read a true story of escape from Stagville at civilwardurham. com to learn more about the trials faced by enslaved families.

KEY DATES Pre-1700s: Before Europeans arrived, two Native American tribes, the Eno and the Occaneechi, lived and farmed.

1771: Prior to the American Revolution, pioneers were involved in the War of Regulation.

1849: Dr. Bartlett Durham, for whom the city is named, provided land for a railroad depot, Durham Station. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Where the War Ends

In April 1865 two of the Civil War’s most important generals sat down at a Durham farmhouse to negotiate the largest surrender of the war. Durham was little more than a railroad station at the time when Confederate General Joseph Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman agreed to meet midway between where their armies were stationed in Greensboro and Raleigh. The two rode toward each other along the main road at the time — Hillsborough Road — until they saw each other and decided to meet at a farm that Johnston had passed shortly before.

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Both Confederate general Johnston and Union general Sherman suffered personal attacks for their efforts at peace. Sherman was called a traitor by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton for offering terms that Stanton felt were too lenient That farmhouse is now the site of Bennett Place, a state to the Confederacy. Later, Johnston historic site open year-round. Visitors can tour a museum of was labeled a traitor for returning historic artifacts, take a guided or self-guided tour through to negotiations after his president, the grounds to see the reconstructed and restored farmhouse, Jefferson Davis, ordered him to and learn about life for typical yeoman farmers at the time. abandon them and begin guerilla They can also hear the fascinating tale of how two longtime war. Find out more about the enemies sat down together to negotiate an end to a bitter war, negotiation at civilwardurham.com. against orders, in the wake of Lincoln’s assassination (919-383-4345; www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com).

KEY DATES 1865: The Union’s General Sherman and the Confederacy’s General Johnston negotiated the Civil War’s largest troop surrender at Bennett Place.

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1869: The town of Durham was incorporated.

1881: Durham County was established.

left page photos: Unity Monument - John Guss/DCVB; Bennett Place Sesquicentennial - Bill Russ/DCVB; right page photos: girl at Duke Homestead - patriciaAmurray/DCVB; tobacco farming - DCVB

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Growing a City

Durham came to prominence as a tobacco town, and much of that history can be traced back to one man whose name is written all over Durham: Washington Duke. Duke began growing tobacco in 1859, but only a few years later he was conscripted into the Confederate Army. He was captured as a prisoner of war in Virginia and, at the war’s end, was shipped to New Bern. Duke then had to walk 135 miles back to his home in Durham. But during the war, Union soldiers developed a taste for the region’s tobacco. Once he was back home, Duke began growing again, building factories that marked the first steps in a company that would later become the American Tobacco Company, one of the world’s largest. Today at Duke Homestead State Historic Site, visitors can tour the historic barns and factories where Duke’s tobacco enterprise began and learn about the techniques of tobacco farming in the museum. The homestead and museum give a detailed portrait of an enterprise that was essential to the growth of the city and county of Durham (919-477-5498; www.dukehomestead.org).

DID YOU KNOW? At one point, the American Tobacco Company, founded by Washington Duke’s son James Buchanan Duke, produced 80% of the cigarettes made in the United States! When it was later dissolved for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act, four firms were created: American Tobacco Company, R.J. Reynolds, Liggett & Myers, and Lorillard. More about Washington Duke’s remarkable history, and its effect on Durham, can be found at civilwardurham.com.

KEY DATES 1865-1930s: Popularized after the Civil War, Durham’s Brightleaf tobacco led to the success of the Duke family. Hosiery and denim mills also prospered until the 1930s.

1924: Following a $40 million donation by James Buchanan Duke, Trinity College expanded to become Duke University. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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A Civil Light

More than 100 years ago Durham was a role model for the black middle class around the United States. Durham helped shape racial equality during the civil rights movement and continues to do so today. DID YOU KNOW? Parrish Street in Downtown Durham was known worldwide as Black Wall Street because numerous African Americanowned businesses were located there, including North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company (www.ncmutuallife.com/about-us) and Mechanics and Farmers Bank (www.mfbonline.com/our-history). Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was originally scheduled to be in Durham, not Memphis, on the day he died. He made his famous speech that spawned the “fill up the jails” rallying cry at White Rock Baptist Church (www.whiterockbaptistchurch. org/history), which is still located on Fayetteville Street. For years, the congregation was led by Dr. Augustus Shepard, whose son, Dr. James E. Shepard, founded what became North Carolina Central University. In 1925, it became the first state-supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the United States (919-530-6295; www.nccu.edu).

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1898: NC Mutual Life Insurance Company, the largest African American-owned life insurance company in the United States, founded.

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Durham resident Pauli Murray was the first African-American female priest to be ordained by the Episcopal Church. Murray was sainted in 2012 for her advocacy as a feminist, civil rights activist, lawyer, and author. Her legacy is largely based in Durham, and visitors can take a walk through her West End neighborhood. Visit durhamblackhistory.com to learn more about Durham’s prominent African Americans.

1957: The Rev. Douglas Moore, of Durham’s Asbury Temple Methodist Church, led North Carolina’s first sit-in at Royal Ice Cream Parlor – three years before the Greensboro Woolworth’s counter sit-in attracted national media attention.

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Durham Fosters Innovation

Durham’s past has propelled it into the 21st century with one of the most successful economic climates in the United States. Dubbed the “City of Medicine,” Durham not only excels in providing world-class healthcare, but also in science, education, and technology.

In 1959, Research Triangle Park (RTP) was created (read more on page 29; www.rtp.org). Half a century later, Durham reaps the benefits of that decision, as RTP is one of the largest high-tech research and science parks in North America, with 200 companies. In addition, Downtown Durham has become an entrepreneurial hub, home to more than 225 startup companies. Turn the page to learn more about the people and organizations that continue to make Durham a center of innovation and attract accolades from around the world. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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ENTREPRENEURSHIP • American Underground, a downtown startup incubator, is one of only 10 Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hubs in North America. It earned press for its efforts to increase diversity in the startup world, with a goal of having 50% of its firms led by women or minorities by the end of 2016 (americanunderground.com). • Durham was recognized as the No. 4 Top Metro for Venture Capital Investment Per Capita, according to the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto .

MEDICINE & RESEARCH • The 2015-16 U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke University Hospital the 12th best hospital in the nation and No. 1 hospital in North Carolina, with the medical school itself ranked eighth for research-focused medical schools (dukemedicine.org). • Paul Modrich, a biochemistry professor at Duke University School of Medicine, and two other researchers won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their study of DNA repair (medschool.duke.edu). • Plans are underway for a new Innovation District, known as Durham.ID. The project includes 15 acres of office space west of downtown, primarily focused on life science companies and space for Duke University researchers (durhamid.com).

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• Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, and many more global companies have a major presence in Research Triangle Park, employing thousands of highly skilled professionals in the Durham area. • Forbes named the Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area one of the Best Places for Business and Careers and real estate services company CBRE named Durham a Top Tech Talent Market – just a few of the organizations affirming Durham’s position as a great city for both employees and employers. • Research Triangle Park is well-known as a world-class business park, but a new masterplan will also add a live, work, and play element. With the addition of 400 acres and the potential for $2 billion in private investment, the new development will bring new businesses as well as apartments, shops, and restaurants to the park (www.rtp.org). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE


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Dig Into Durham’s Food Culture

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Food is in Durham’s DNA. From family-run barbecue joints and old school soul food to fresh takes on global cuisine, the Bull City’s rich food culture cuts through fleeting trends. Eat your way across town, and in the process discover Durham’s community and soul. Durhamites aren’t the only folks crazy about the food around here. We have national fans, as well — Southern Living magazine awarded Durham the title Tastiest Town in the South and Durham restaurants frequently earn national coverage by the likes of Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, and The New York Times. In this guide, we highlight Durham’s nationally celebrated cuisine, including restaurants reviewed over the past year as well as others that have a history of top honors.

When national media covers a Durham chef or restaurant, we designate them as Celebrated Cuisine because they have been recognized in a big way. Look out for the y symbol that designates Celebrated Cuisine throughout this guide, and visit durham-nc.com for searchable lists of all Durham restaurants.

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Newly Celebrated Cuisine

Durham’s restaurants and eateries have been a hot topic in the national media both before and after winning the Tastiest Town in the South title. Learn what food reviewers and travel writers had to say about the following local, nonchain Durham restaurants over the past year. Look for this y symbol throughout the guide for even more restaurants that have gained previous recognition.

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• Counting House y: The Counting House restaurant at the 21c Museum Hotel is a unique place to dine. Atlanta magazine said, “Contemporary art will give you plenty to talk about over locally sourced cuisine” (919-9566760; www.countinghousenc.com). • The Durham y: Bon Appetit was quite impressed with The Durham Hotel, calling its coffee program “excellent,” and the rooftop bar, The Roof, “awesome” (919-768-8831; www. thedurham.com).

• Fairview Dining Room y: The Culture Trip said “the whole venue is dripping in elegance” and Getaways for Grownups concurred, noting that “the thoughtful combination of small plates and entrées makes it easy to eat as much or as little as you prefer” (919-493-6699; www.washingtondukeinn.com). • Guglhupf Café & Restaurant y: Named one of the “Top 10 Brunches in Durham, NC” by The Culture Trip, Guglhupf is a German bakery that features a menu with “something in it for everyone,” including egg dishes, pancakes, and schnitzel (919-401-2600; www.guglhupf.com). WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


TA S T I E S T TO W N • Mateo Bar de Tapas y: Huffington Post made sure to mention Mateo’s Southern/Spanish tapas style when they praised Durham as a town to remember. In particular, they mentioned Mateo’s duck eggs and chorizo succotash (919-530-8700; www.mateotapas. com).

• Vin Rouge y: A French bistro with provincial cooking and an extensive wine selection with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence whose chef, Matthew Kelly, was a 2014 and 2015 semifinalist for the James Beard Award for best chef in the Southeast (919-416-0466; www.vinrougerestaurant.com).

• Nana’s y: Nana’s received high praise from Food Republic, which called out the “dramatic dining space...with chandeliers and candlelight flickering off of a hardwood floor” and the menu of in-season produce and seafood. The website also said “the fivecourse tasting menu is always a wise choice, especially for only $50!” (919-493-8545; www.nanasdurham.com).

• Watts Grocery y: Food Republic was a big fan of Watts Grocery’s Southern staples, including shrimp and grits, which the website called “something special” for their inclusion of etouffee and andouille sausage, and deviled eggs served with country ham, house potato chips, and pickles (919-416-5040; www.wattsgrocery.com).

• Piedmont y: The Wall Street Journal praised Piedmont for the combination of “classical techniques” with local ingredients, “wowing guests in a small, serene dining room” (919-683-1213; www.piedmontrestaurant.com).

• Yamazushi Japanese Restaurant y: Our State Magazine said, “You’ll marvel at such jewels as chestnut rice with Japanese pickles, thinly sliced scallops fried with a crunchy rice cracker coating, or soft-shell crab with green tea salt” at this reservation-only restaurant (919- 493-7748; www.yamazushirestaurant.

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Casual Dining: Table Service • Basan y: Thrillist loved the “sweet and sharp” kizami wasabi at Basan, which it recommends as the “best sushi spot in Durham”- (919-7979728; www.basanrestaurant.com). • Bullock’s Bar-B-Que y: Blogger Displaced Southerner feasted on the family-style meal at Bullock’s and praised its fried chicken and ribs (919- 383-6202; www.bullocksbbq.com). • Dame’s Chicken & Waffles y: Dame’s provides an “unforgettable dining experience,” according to The Manual. The fried chicken and waffles are accompanied by schmears — whipped butter with flavors like maple pecan (919-682-9235; www.dameschickenwaffles.com). • Dashi y: This traditional ramen shop and gastropub caught the eye (or tongue?) of both The Local Palate and Saveur (919-251-9335; www.dashiramen.com). • Juju Asian Tapas + Bar y: This Asian tapas restaurant and bar has “groovy small plates,” according to the Wall Street Journal (919-2863555; www.jujudurham.com).

• Luna Rotisserie & Empanadas y: Atlanta magazine recommends the spicy bacon collards at this South American-inspired eatery. Other offerings include rotisserie chicken and empanadas (984-439-8702; www.lunarotisserie.com). • The Palace International y: For vegetarian or vegan fare, try this African restaurant, loved by Thrillist for its rich menu and curries (with both meat and vegetarian options) (919- 416-4922; www.thepalaceinternational.com). • Picnic y: This barbecue joint has earned rave reviews for its locally sourced pork, but The Local Palate loved the Brunswick Stew. Garden & Gun listed Picnic on its “Where to Eat in 2016” list (919-908-9128; www.picnicdurham.com). • Pizzeria Toro y: In addition to pizza, Pizzeria Toro offers “hyper-local antipasti like ricotta dumplings with sweet corn” that drew praise from GQ (919-908-6936; www.pizzeriatoro.com).

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Casual Dining: Counter Service • Alpaca Peruvian Charcoal Chicken y: This unique restaurant was named a favorite by acclaimed chef Ashley Christensen, who said, simply, “These guys are nailing it” (919-220-9028; www.maminoras.com). • American Meltdown y: Our State Magazine and Visit South both raved about American Meltdown’s grown-up grilled cheese sandwiches (919-473-6358; www.americanmeltdown.org). • Backyard BBQ Pit y: This classic Durham barbeque joint was hailed by Yahoo Travel as the “reigning king” of North Carolina barbeque, thanks to its “sweet sauces and tender pork ribs” (919-544-9911; www.sweetribs.com). • Bull City Burger and Brewery y: Garden & Gun included this locavore favorite in its “Guide to the South’s Best Burgers” (919-680-2333; www.bullcityburgerandbrewery.com). • Chez Moi y: This mobile and home bakery offers a variety of cakes, including a brown sugar vanilla rum cake that was featured on the PBS special “A Few Great Bakeries” (919- 824-2610; www.iloverumcake.com).

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• Cocoa Cinnamon y: The Food Network loved Cocoa Cinnamon for its “great coffee, supermellow vibe and awesome sweets” (www.cocoacinnamon.com). • Cosmic Cantina y: Visit South said this late night hot spot’s “budget-friendly burritos will fill you up fast” (919-286-1875; www.cosmiccantina.com). • Loaf y: This small artisan bakery crafts breads and baked goods in a wood-fired oven. Bon Appétit was a fan of their poppy and onionstudded bialy (919-797-1254; www.facebook.com/pages/ Loaf/102663859807344).

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• Old Havana Sandwich Shop y: Profiled in Our State Magazine, this shop serves up Cuban sandwiches alongside Cuban culture (919-6679525; www.oldhavanaeats.com). • OnlyBurger y: OnlyBurger began as one of the area’s first food trucks before opening two brick-and-mortar stores. Wherever you find their burgers, you’re getting one of the South’s best, according to Garden & Gun (919-937-9377; www.onlyburger.com). • The Original Q Shack y: Visit South gave props to this barbecue joint’s smoked pork butt sandwich, as well as sides like hushpuppies

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and mac and cheese (919- 402-4227; www.theqshackoriginal.com). • The Parlour y: Air Canada’s En Route magazine said, “It’s hard to think of anything on offer here being a vice.” The ice cream shop also serves coffee, cookies, and other treats (919-564-7999; www.theparlourdurham.com). • Pompieri Pizza y: Housed in an old fire station, Pompieri “is turning up the heat on neopolitan pizza style by taking a fine-dining approach,” according to the Virgin Atlantic blog (919-9731589; www.pompieripizza.com).


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Eat Fresh Daily The list of newly opened and anticipated restaurants coming to Durham will add to the city’s food riches. New options include: Alley 26 Expansion (Fall 2016) – This celebrated cocktail bar will double its space in 2016, creating room for private events. Boheme – A recently opened restaurant serving dinner and brunch in a unique garden setting. From the restaurant group behind Vin Rouge and Parizade. British-Indian Gastropub (Summer 2016) – An English gastropub that will feature South Asian and British cuisine on Main Street. From the owners of Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub. The Jack Tar Restaurant (2017) – The team behind Pizzeria Toro will open a diner in the ground floor of the soon-tobe-renovated Jack Tar Hotel. Littler – The owners of Pizzeria Toro opened a 30-seat, dinner-only restaurant in downtown. Lucky’s Delicatessen – Matt Kelly, proprietor of Mateo Bar de Tapas, opened a deli inspired by Italian and Jewish traditions. Mothers and Sons – An Italian trattoria from the creator of Mateo Bar de Tapas on W Chapel Hill St. A Seafood Restaurant (2017) – An unnamed seafood restaurant, another eatery from Durham restaurateur Matt Kelly, will open at 806 W Main St. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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• Rise Biscuits & Donuts y: According to • Saltbox Seafood Joint y: Garden & Gun raved Thrillist, Rise’s fried chicken biscuit with pimento about this old-school seafood shack: “This is cheese and a runny egg is enough to make it minimalist cooking perfected” (919-908-8970; one of “The 21 Best Breakfast Spots in America” www.saltboxseafoodjoint.com). (919-248-2992; www.risebiscuitsdonuts.com). • Scratch Seasonal Artisan Baking y: The pies, • Rose’s Meat Market and Sweet Shop y: lunch, and brunch at Scratch have racked up The apple tart from Rose’s was “astonishing” many fans, including the Huffington Post, who according to one Esquire editor. Maybe cited the restaurant as a key part of Durham’s that’s why Bon Appétit named Rose’s as one of renowned food scene (919-956-5200; the 50 nominees for the best new restaurants in www.piefantasy.com). America (919-797-2233; www.rosesmeatsandsweets.com). MORE ONLINE: Keep an eye out for this y symbol highlighting additional Celebrated Cuisine throughout this guide. Or go online for the complete list at durh.am/celebratedcuisine.

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Food Truck Revolution Durham has earned its reputation for being a truck-friendly locale with more than 50 roaming the streets. These highly favored Durham food trucks drove national attention to their businesses:

Barbecue Heaven Barbecue is a famous part of North Carolina cuisine, so you’d be remiss if you didn’t try these celebrated members of Durham’s pit-cooking elite. • Open since 1952, Bullock’s Bar-B-Que y offers slow-cooked barbecue that has made fans across the country, including Southern Living (919-383-6202; www.bullocksbbq.com). • Man v. Food praised Backyard BBQ Pit y for its “succulent pulled-pork barbecue.” You can also indulge in collards, black-eyed peas, and other Southern staples (919-544-9911; www.sweetribs.com). • To try a ketchup-based Lexington-style sauce, head to Hog Heaven Bar-B-Q y, where you can find hand-chopped pork that Our State loved (919-286-7447; www.hogheavenbarbecue.com). • The Pit Authentic Barbeque y has received praise for its version of eastern and western North Carolina styles of barbecue, including a shout-out in The New York Times (919-282-3748; www.thepit-durham.com). • The Original Q-Shack y is recommended by Southern Living and offers pork butt, beef brisket, and ribs (919-402-4227; www.theqshackoriginal.com). For a map and a video about Durham barbecue, head to durh.am/ durhambbq!

American Meltdown y: Food Republic praised the gourmet grilled cheeses from this truck, which has opened a location at the Streets at Southpoint (www.americanmeltdown.org).

Chirba Chirba Dumpling y: This truck was on the television show My Family Recipe Rocks for their dumplings, buns, and dim sum (www.chirbachirba. com). KoKyu BBQ y: The New York Times wrote up this Korean barbecue truck (www.kokyubbq.com). OnlyBurger y: OnlyBurger’s burgers have been praised by The New York Times and Martha Stewart Living (919-937-9377; www.onlyburger.com).

The Parlour y: Southern Living named The Parlour among “The South’s Best New Artisan Ice Creams” (919-564-7999; www.theparlourdurham.com).

Sympathy for the Deli y: All of their meats are locally sourced, hand cured, and served on Guglhupf bread (www.sympathyforthedeli.com). Listed above are just a handful of the trucks in Durham. To see a complete list, visit durh.am/foodtrucks74. DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Check the individual websites, or truxie. com, to find out which food trucks are nearby and serving now! WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Stay the Night, Wake up Hungry Breakfast (or brunch, depending on what time you wake up) is the most important meal of the day, yet it commonly gets overlooked by its more popular siblings, lunch and dinner. Don’t ignore the meal that boasts farm-fresh eggs, fluffy pancakes, and decadent doughnuts. • Bon Appétit called Watts Grocery y “Durham’s hottest restaurant. ” The brunch menu features local eggs and house-cured ham (919-416-5040; www.wattsgrocery.com). • Cocoa Cinnamon y began by selling coffee from a bike, but has now two brick-and-mortar stores. Eater praised their “playful espresso drinks such as the Dr. Durham, mixed with house-made vanilla and topped with black Hawaiian salt” (www.cocoacinnamon. com). • Southern Living says Parker and Otis y is “a gourmet grocery store, restaurant, and cool place to hang and be seen.” Enjoy options like the broccoli and tomato scramble with cheddar (919-683-3200; www.parkerandotis.com). • Food Network’s Rachael Ray loved Elmo’s Diner y, which serves home-style breakfast all day (919-416-3823; www.elmosdiner.com). • Monuts Donuts y makes hand-crafted, seasonally and locally inspired doughnuts that The New York Times called “sublime” (919-797-2634; www.monutsdonuts.com). • Rue Cler y, a Parisian-style restaurant, offers classic bistro cuisine for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Food & Wine praised the hot powdered sugar-covered beignets (919-682-8844; www.ruecler-durham.com).

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The Beer Essentials

Home to five breweries and counting, Durham has a unique cast of libations to keep beer lovers happy. Check their websites for information on where to find these Bull City brews and tour opportunities. • Bull City Burger & Brewery (BCBB) y pairs an emphasis on local agriculture with a serious taste for beer and burgers (919-680-2333; www.bullcityburgerandbrewery.com). • Bull Durham Beer Co. is the only brewery in the country located inside a minor league baseball stadium. It will open a year-round taproom adjacent to the Aloft Durham Downtown in 2016 (www.bulldurhambeer.com). • Fullsteam Brewery y makes “distinctively Southern beer,” often partnering with other local businesses and sourcing ingredients from nearby (919-682-2337; www.fullsteam.ag). • Durty Bull Brewing Co. is a 15-barrel craft brewery that produces niche brews, including barrelaged and sour beers, in the Central Park district (919-251-9451; www.durtybull.com). • Ponysaurus describes their mission like this: “the beer beer would drink if beer could drink beer.” If that doesn’t make sense quite yet, just try the Fig Saison or Scottish Ale (978-482-7701; www.ponysaurusbrewing.com). DURHAM FRESH DAILY: In 2016, plans were announced for three new Durham breweries: Hope Valley Brewing Company (www. hopevalleybrewingcompany.com), Modern Romance Brewery (www.drinkmodern.com), and Dueling Sloths Brewing Company (durh.am/dueling-sloths). Let the good folks at Beltline Brew Tours help you get the taste for Durham beer, complete with tours of three breweries to show how fresh, local flavor is mixed into the brews themselves (919-285-1228; www.beltlinebrewtours. com). Another unique way to pair Durham with beer is on the Biker Bar, a 14-person pedal-powered bike that tours Downtown Durham. Reserve a ride now at www.bikerbarnc.com. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Tour and Taste at Local Distilleries Durham’s beverage scene is booming. Discover the distilleries that are leading the charge:

Drinks with a Twist Custom Cocktails

Get a taste of Durham in the form of mixed drinks made with housemade tonic, syrups, and bitters at Alley Twenty Six y (919-213-1267; www.alleytwentysix.com) or crafted cocktails at Bar Virgile y(919-973-3000; durh.am/barvirgile).

Wine Bars and Cider Houses Black Twig Cider House is a cider-focused restaurant with the largest variety of cider in the Southeast (919-321-0203; www.blacktwigciderhouse.com). In the Warehouse District you’ll find the atmosphere of West End Wine Bar to be welcoming and their wine list curated for drinkers of all levels of expertise (919-381-4228; www.westendwinebar.com).

Locally Owned Wine Shops Expand your wine palate with a tasting offered at one of Durham’s locally owned wine shops and bring a bottle of something new back home to savor from Bottle 501 (919402-1501; www.bottle501.com), Hope Valley Bottle Shop (919-403-5200; www.hvbottleshop.com), Wine Authorities (919-489-2884; www.wineauthorities.com), or The Wine Cellar (919-806-3111; www.winecellarnc.com).

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Bull City Ciderworks (Fall 2016) y serves hard ciders produced from a family-owned orchard (336-749-3074; www.bullcityciderworks.com). Honeygirl Meadery offers handcrafted honey wines, flavored with fruits, herbs, and flowers (919-399-3056; www.honeygirlmeadery.com). Durham Distillery y makes hand-crafted gin for the modern age (www. durhamdistillery.com). Two Doors Distilling Co. (Summer 2016) will open their facility next to the Historic Durham Athletic Park (durh.am/revivalspirits). Brothers Vilgalys y produces a spiced liqueur made with wildflower honey, spices, and spirits (www.brothersvilgalys. com).

Mystic Bourbon Liqueur combines mature bourbon with honey and exotic spices (www.whatismystic.com).

Pebble Brook Spirits makes an apple pie liqueur that can be sipped straight or used in cocktails (www. pebblebrookspirits.com).


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Tapping into the Local Source • Durham is home to a number of stores where you can try offerings from hundreds of breweries. Longtime local favorite Sam’s Quik Shop y (919-286-4110; www. samsquikshop.com) has two locations and the biggest selection of beer in North Carolina. Five other retail centers – Growler Grlz (919-973-2755; www.growlergrlz. com), Beer Durham (919-680-0770; www.facebook.com/ BeerDurham), Bull Craft Bottle Shop (919-525-5888; www.bullcraftbottleshop.com), Ramblers Bottle Shop (www.facebook.com/ramblersnc), Bottle 501 (919-4021501; www.bottle501.com), and Glass Jug (919-813-0135; www.glass-jug.com) – let connoisseurs try new flavors. • The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Commission operates eight Durham outlets for liquor sales to those 21 years and older. ABC stores are open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call (919) 419-6217 or check out www.durhamabc.com for store locations and product information. Wine and beer are sold at most grocery and convenience stores. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Retail Therapy

Durham has exceptional retailers offering interesting, unique, tasty, and fashionable goods. Whether it’s the latest trends in fashion or housewares or simply a great antique, look no further than Durham’s diverse shopping options. Major national retailers join distinctive local shops, boutiques, galleries, specialty gift shops, antiques stores, and more sprinkled throughout the community. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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Shop Like You Mean It In addition to its unique districts filled with local boutiques, specialty stores, and more, Durham has two major retail centers that bring nationally loved brands to the area. Ideal for holiday, back to school, birthday, or “just because” shopping, these centers have everything a customer could need. Durham’s south side is home to one of the nation’s top super-regional malls, the bustling and vibrant Streets at Southpoint. USA Today dubbed the shopping destination one of the nation’s “10 great places to spend it all in one place.” With more than 100 shops, a cinema with an IMAX theater, and more than 20 restaurants and specialty stores, avid shoppers will want to spend a whole day at both the indoor section of the mall and the outdoor Main Street. Find it all at stores like Nordstrom, Macy’s, The Apple Store, Crate + Barrel, Anthropologie, Cole Haan, and a bevy of other luxury shops (919-572-8800; www.thestreetsatsouthpoint.com).

Northgate Mall is a shopping center situated along Interstate 85 just north of Downtown Durham. The mall includes anchor department store tenants like Macy’s and Sears, along with dozens of apparel, jewelry, electronics, sports, and beauty stores, and Stadium 10 at Northgate Theaters (919-286-4400; www.northgatemall.com). DURHAM FRESH DAILY: New stores pop up often at Southpoint and Northgate – visit their individual websites for the current list. Also check out durh.am/ shopping80 for a complete list of Durham’s shopping centers. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Bull City Fan Club

Bring a piece of the Bull City home with you! There are plenty of places to find unique Durham gifts and keepsakes to remember your trip. • Represent America’s favorite Triple-A baseball team with gear from the Durham Bulls Ballpark Corner Store (919-687-6555; durhambulls.milbstore.com/store.cfm?store_id=133). • Show Blue Devil pride with goods from The Duck Shop (919-416-3348; www.theduckshop.net) or the Duke University Store (919-684-2344; www.dukestores.duke.edu). • Don’t fly home without being marooned at EagleLand, a North Carolina Central University fan shop (919-956-5393; durh.am/eagleland). • Find iconic Durham landmarks on Durham City Goods’ (www.durhamcitygoods.com) shirts, stickers, mugs, and more, sold at places like Magpie Boutique (919-683-1981; www.magpienc.com) and Bean Traders Coffee (919-484-2499; www.beantraderscoffee.com). • Display Durham love with creative shirts and hats by Runaway Clothing (www.runawayclothes.com), found at Runaway’s downtown store, nextdoor to the Visitor Info Center, as well as 13 local retailers listed on its website. • Go old fashioned with a variety of postcards from the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Info Center (919-687-0288; www.durham-nc.com).

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Whether you’re looking for an antique end table to pull together a living room or a felt hat to accent a vintage ensemble, check out Durham’s thrift, vintage, and antique stores. • Find a variety of goods, from African masks and sculptures to furniture and fossils, at James Kennedy Galleries (919-682-1040; www.jameskennedyantiques.com).

• Turn back time at the Clock Depot, a unique purveyor of old-fashioned grandfather, mantle, and cuckoo clocks (919-402-8714; www.theclockdepot.com).

• Stumble across something great at Everything But Grannie’s Panties, an old house full of everything granny could have collected (919-471-0996; www.everything butgranniespanties.com).

• Don’t travel far to find the perfect antique Oriental rug at The Persian Carpet (919-4898362; www.persiancarpet.com), Fargo Hanna Ltd./Oriental Rug Gallery (919-419-0963; www.fargohanna.com), or Nomadic Trading

• Find gently used designer brands at Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel (919-806-3434; www.facebook.com/FifisOfDurham).

• The Rockwood District (see page 26) is a treasure trove of antique shopping! Find several antique dealers situated on US 15-501.

(919-413-5966; www.nomadictrading.com).

• Search among antiques and collectibles at Chelsea Antiques (919-683-1865), Original Illusions Antique Collectibles (919-493-4650), and Twice Remembered (919-471-1148).

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A Gift to Remember

Treat yourself or surprise someone else with one-of-a-kind finds from any of Durham’s shopping districts. Check out these local shops for unique items that are sure to please.

• Chet Miller, Parker and Otis’ sister store, sells a curated collection of gifts and home goods from its downtown storefront (919-683-3201; www.chetmillershop.com). • Peruse Everyday Magic’s eclectic supply of tarot cards, candles, jewelry, and more (919908-7675; www.shopeverydaymagic.com). • Indio, in Brightleaf Square, offers an array of gifts and household items, including smallbatch skin care products and textiles (919-7970456; www.indiodurham.com). • A cozy boutique, The Zen Succulent brings terrariums, houseplants, and gifts to downtown (919-480-1762; www. thezensucculent.com). • Accessorize with earrings and scarves at Vaguely Reminiscent (919-286-3911, durh. am/vagreminiscent) or find goods from North Carolina artisans at The Makery (919-4087847, www.themakeryatmercury.com). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE


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Left page photo : The ZEN Succulent - Lissa Gotwals/DCVB; Right page photos: Indio - Lissa Gotwals/DCVB; Everyday Magic - Lissa Gotwals/DCVB

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• Read books by local authors at the Regulator Bookshop (919-286-2700; www. regulatorbookshop.com) or Wentworth & Leggett Rare Books and Prints (919-6885311; www.wentworthleggettbooks.com).

• Don’t let a Durham meal be the last one! Bring home baking mixes or cookbooks written by local chefs like Sarah Foster, available at Foster’s Market (919-489-3944; www.fostersmarket.com) or Parker & Otis (919-683-3200; www.parkerandotis.com).

• Discover a bygone era reimagined with antiques, trinkets, and gifts at Patterson’s Mill Country Store (919-493-8149).

• Dress in international apparel and handcrafted jewelry while discovering art at Exotique (919-688-5747; www.theexotique. com).

• Gifts, kitchenware, or jewelry purchased at Morgan Imports will have friends and family asking, “Where did you get that?” (919-688-1150; www.morganimports.com). • Find whimsical and educational playthings for young ones at The Playhouse Toy Store (919-286-1317). • Select from unique jewelry at Jewelsmith, or have a piece custom made for someone special (919-286-2990; www.jewelsmith.com). WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Dressed for Durham Durham’s locally owned high-end boutiques are always in style. While clothing and accessories change seasonally, there’s always something new to catch your eye. • Bano was founded by Sima Rafizadeh after she traveled abroad and worked as a tailor in Florence. She brought that Italian style back to Durham, selling designer women’s clothing (919-489-9006; www.banoboutique.com).

• Vert & Vogue, located in Brightleaf Square, is a boutique that prides itself on selling qualitymade, ethically sourced, trendy clothing for men and women. A second store, Vert & Vogue Femme, located in City Center sells women’s apparel and accessories (919-251-8537; www. vertandvogue.com).

• Main Street mainstays Smitten (919-530-1000; www.thesmittenboutique.com) and Magpie (919-683-1981; www.magpienc.com) offer unique shopping experiences for fashionable ladies. • Opened in May 2014, Jo’s Boutique on Broad joined the ranks of the Ninth Street District’s unique shopping options, selling high-end, modern women’s clothing (919-864-8719; www.facebook.com/Josboutiqueonbroad).

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photo: 21c Museum Hotel - Magnus Lindqvist & GLINT Studios

Rest Your Head Durham’s reputation for being warm and welcoming starts with a selection of more than 75 places to stay offering nearly 8,000 guest rooms, ranging from charming bed and breakfast inns and luxury hotels. The grids on the following pages provide an introduction to Durham’s lodging options, organized by district to help you find a convenient property for your visit. DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Durham will have additional hotel rooms in 2017. Flip to page 13 to read about the new hotel projects.

MORE ONLINE: • To search by location or make reservations, visit durh.am/ lodging87. • For meeting and event planning tools, visit meetindurham.com. Search venues, submit your RFP, and explore planning information. • For personalized assistance in planning a meeting or for a free Official Durham Meeting & Event Planners Guide, call 919-6870288 or toll-free 800-446-8604. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Durham Northern

West Central . . . . . . . . 98

Northern . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Agencies that Refer to Many Locations in Durham . . 101

AAA Four Diamond Property

Eastern South East

3

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

Durham County is compact at 25 miles long and 16 miles wide. The Downtown District is approximately 14 miles from RDU International Airport.

Full

74 Y Y Y

Y

75 Y Y

Y

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Downtown & Nearby

HHHH

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Southwest . . . . . . . . . . 96

Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . 92

Downtown

2

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 88

Service Type

West1 Central

21c Museum Hotel 10 111 N Corcoran St, Downtown Durham, I-85, Exit 177 (919) 956-6700; www.21cmuseumhotels.com/durham

$239

aLoft Durham Downtown 91 345 Blackwell St, Downtown Durham (919) 402-5656; www.aloftdurhamdowntown.com

$129

Limited

Blooming Garden Inn 513 Holloway St (919) 687-0801; www.bloominggardeninn.com

$115

B&B

24

$109

Full

21 Y Y Y

Ad Page

88

Name & Contact Information

Durham Marriott City Center 89 201 Foster St, Downtown Durham, I-85 Exit 177 (919) 768-6000; (800) 909-8375; www.marriott.com/rducv Jack Tar Hotel (Opening March 2017) 212 N Corcoran St, Downtown Durham

Y Y

Y

Y

Limited

79

Y Y Y Y Y

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast 914 Vickers Ave (919) 687-4366; (888) 437-6333; www.moreheadmanor.com

$149

B&B

22

Y

Y

Old North Durham Inn 922 N Mangum St, I-85 Exit 177 (919) 683-1885; www.bbonline.com/nc/oldnorth

$125

B&B

18

Y Y

Y

Residence Inn Durham Duke University Medical Center Area 1108 W Main St, Downtown Durham (919) 680-4440; www.marriott.com/rdudd

$189

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West Central . . . . . . . . 98

Northern . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Agencies that Refer to Many Locations in Durham . . 101

AAA Four Diamond Property

South East

3

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

Downtown & Nearby

Name & Contact Information The Durham Hotel 315 E Chapel Hill St, Downtown Durham (919) 247-8683; www.thedurham.com

Durham County is compact at 25 miles long and 16 miles wide. The Downtown District is approximately 14 miles from RDU International Airport.

$209

Full

76 Y Y Y

Full

80

Y Y Y Y Y

$28

Extended

25

Y

$193

B&B

$37

Limited

$159

B&B

The Graduate Durham Hotel (Opening Spring 2017) 600 Willard St, American Tobacco District, Downtown Durham

The Holly House 514 Holloway St; (919) 687-0801; www.bloominggardeninn.com The King's Daughters Inn HHHH 89 204 N Buchanan Blvd (919) 354-7000; (877) 534-8534; www.thekingsdaughtersinn.com

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Service Type

South West

Southwest . . . . . . . . . . 96

Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . 92

Downtown

2

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 88

Starting Rate

West1 Central

Ad Page

90

16 Y

Y

Y Y

Y

Y Y

Y

Eastern Budget Inn 2101 Holloway St, NC Hwy 98 at NC Hwy 70 (919) 682-5100

26

Northern Arrowhead Inn 106 Mason Rd (919) 477-8430; (800) 528-2207; www.arrowheadinn.com OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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West Central . . . . . . . . 98

Northern . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Agencies that Refer to Many Locations in Durham . . 101

AAA Four Diamond Property

South East

3

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

Southeast

Name & Contact Information

Candlewood Suites, Durham/RTP at Southpoint 1818 E NC Hwy 54, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 484-9922; (877) 226-3539; www.candlewoodsuites.com/durhamrtpnc Comfort Inn RTP 4507 NC Hwy 55, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 361-2656; (800) 592-3137; www.comfortinn.com/hotel/nc490 Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP 5219 Page Rd, I-40 Exit 282 (919) 314-1200; (877) 424-6423; www.comfortsuitesrtp.com Courtyard by Marriott Durham-RTP 301 Residence Inn Blvd, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 484-2900; (800) 321-2211; www.marriott.com/RDURT Crossland Economy Studios 5008 NC Hwy 55, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 484-1878; (800) 276-7752; www.crosslandstudios.com/minisite/?hotelID=522 DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport at RTP 4810 Page Creek Lane, I-40 Exit 282 (919) 941-6000; (800) 445-8667; www.doubletree.com/rdu DoubleTree by Hilton Raleigh-Durham 2515 Meridian Pkwy, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 361-4660; (800) 365-9876; www.raleighdurhamsuites.doubletree.com Econo Lodge RTP 4433 NC Hwy 55, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 544-4579; (888) 315-2378; www.econolodge.com Extended Stay America Durham Research Triangle Park - Hwy 54 2504 NC Hwy 54, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 361-1853; (800) 804-3724; www.extendedstayamerica.com OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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Durham County is compact at 25 miles long and 16 miles wide. The Downtown District is approximately 14 miles from RDU International Airport.

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Service Type

South West

Southwest . . . . . . . . . . 96

Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . 92

Downtown

2

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 88

Starting Rate

West1 Central

Ad Page

92

$69

Extended

46 Y

Y Y

$70

Limited

42 Y

Y Y Y

$59

Limited

58 Y

Y

$79

Limited

47 Y

Y

Extended/ 49 Y Limited

Y Y

$36

Y

$74

Full

60 Y Y Y

Y Y

$99

Full

43 Y Y Y

Y

$50

Limited

$46

41 Y

Y Y Y

Extended/ 53 Y Limited

Y Y


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district color key Places to Stay by District

Durham Northern

AAA Four Diamond Property

South East

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

Southeast cont.

Name & Contact Information

Extended Stay America Durham Research Triangle Park - Hwy 55 4515 NC Hwy 55, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 544-9991; (888) 804-3724; www.extendedstayamerica.com Extended Stay America Durham Durham - RTP - Miami Blvd - North 4610 S Miami Blvd, I-40 Exit 281 (919) 941-2878; (800) 804-3724; www.extendedstayamerica.com Extended Stay America Durham Durham - RTP - Miami Blvd - South 4919 S Miami Blvd, I-40 Exit 281 (919) 998-0400; (800) 804-3724; www.extendedstayamerica.com Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle Park 4620 S Miami Blvd, I-40 Exit 281 (919) 941-6066; (888) 370-0984; www.researchtrianglepark.hgi.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites RTP 4912 S Miami Blvd, I-40 Exit 281 (919) 474-9800; (888) 465-4329; www.hiexpress.com/rtp

Durham County is compact at 25 miles long and 16 miles wide. The Downtown District is approximately 14 miles from RDU International Airport.

$33

Extended

50 Y

Y Y

$50

Extended/ 55 Y Limited

Y Y

$50

Extended/ 59 Y Limited

Y Y Y

$89

Full

$79

Limited

61 Y

Extended

77

Home2 Suites by Hilton Imperial Center (Opening TBD) 1129 Slater Rd Homewood Suites by Hilton RDU/RTP 4603 Central Park Dr, I-40 Exit 281 (919) 474-9900; (800) 225-5466; www.RaleighDurham.HomewoodSuites.com Hotel Indigo Raleigh-Durham Airport @ RTP 151 Tatum Dr, I-40 Exit 281 (919) 474-3000; (877) 846-3446; www.hotelindigo.com/durhamrtp La Quinta Inn & Suites Durham Research Triangle Park 1910 Westpark Dr, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 484-1422; (800) 531-5900; www.lq.com

HHHH

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3

Ad Page

Agencies that Refer to Many Locations in Durham . . 101

Service Type

South West

West Central . . . . . . . . 98

Northern . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . 92

Downtown

2

Southwest . . . . . . . . . . 96

Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Starting Rate

West1 Central

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 88

$89

57 Y Y Y

Extended/ 62 Y Limited

$89

Full

$75

Limited

63 Y Y Y

44 Y

Y

Y Y Y

Y

Y

Y Y

Y Y Y

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South West

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Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

West Central . . . . . . . . 98

Northern . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Agencies that Refer to Many Locations in Durham . . 101

Southeast . . . . . . . . . . 92

Downtown

2

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 88

AAA Four Diamond Property

Eastern South East

Durham County is compact at 25 miles long and 16 miles wide. The Downtown District is approximately 14 miles from RDU International Airport.

Starting Rate

Service Type

3

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

HHHH

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Ad Page

94

$129

Full

$43

Limited

45 Y

Y Y

Residence Inn Durham Research Triangle Park 201 Residence Inn Blvd, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 361-1266; (800) 331-3131; www.marriott.com/RDUDR

$79

Extended

73 Y

Y Y Y

Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center 4700 Emperor Blvd, I-40 Exit 282 (919) 941-5050; (800) 325-3535; www.sheratonrtp.com

$75

Full

Sleep Inn Durham 5208 Page Rd, I-40 Exit 282 (919) 993-3393; (800) 424-6423; www.sleepinn.com/hotel/nc327

$59

Limited

Springhill Suites by Marriott, RDU/RTP 920 Slater Rd, I-40 Exit 282 (919) 998-9500; (888) 287-9400; www.marriott.com/rdush

$89

Wingate by Wyndham - RDU/RTP 5223 Page Rd, I-40 Exit 282 (919) 941-2854; (866) 800-1441; www.the.wingateinns.com

$59

Southeast cont.

Name & Contact Information

Marriott at Research Triangle Park 4700 Guardian Dr, I-40 Exit 281 (919) 941-6200; (800) 228-9290; www.marriott.com/property/propertyPage/RDUCP Red Roof Inn, RTP 4405 NC Hwy 55, I-40 Exit 278 (919) 361-1950; (800) 733-7663; www.redroof.com/property/RRI155

56 Y Y Y

Y

66 Y Y Y

Y

64 Y

Y

Y

Extended/ 67 Y Limited

Y

Y

Y

Y

Limited

65 Y

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5 Reasons to Meet in Durham 1

Innovative culture fueled by the Research Triangle Park (RTP), Duke and North Carolina Central Universities, and an entrepreneurial hub in Downtown Durham.

Convenient location within an hour’s flight or day’s drive from more than half the nation’s population. Engaging leisure activities including celebrated cuisine, unique districts, and exciting events.

meetindurham.com for more information. GET HERE WITH EASE

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INNOVATIVE CULTURE FUELED BY THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK (RTP), DUKE AND NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITIES, AND AN ENTREPRENEURIAL HUB IN DOWNTOWN DURHAM.

MORE THAN 300,000 SQUARE FEET OF MEETING SPACE FROM TRADITIONAL BOARD ROOMS TO HIGH-TECH OFFICES TO HISTORIC WAREHOUSES.

tap into great minds Raleigh-Durham

American Underground

3

WORK HARD PLAY HARD

by Bill Russ/DCVB

DURHAM IS WITHIN HOUR’S AN FLIGHT DRIVE FOR MORE OR A DAY’S THAN THE NATION HALF ’S POPULA TION

ENGAGING LEISURE ACTIVITIES INCLUDING CELEBRATED CUISINE, UNIQUE DISTRICTS, AND EXCITING EVENTS.

5

2

CONVENIENT LOCATION WITHIN AN HOUR’S FLIGHT OR DAY’S DRIVE FROM MORE THAN HALF THE NATION’S POPULATION.

Airport Authority/DCVB

4

PROFESSIONAL SALES AND SERVICES TEAM DEDICATED TO HELPING MAKE YOUR EVENT A SUCCESS.

Cocoa Cinnamon by Jessie Gladdek/DCVB

COME GET INSPIRED IN DURHAM, A PLACE FOR BEGINNINGS, FOR GROWING, FOR CREATING

let dcvb be your guide

DURHAM WILL KEEP YOUR ATTENDEES ENGAGED BEFORE, AFTER, AND EVEN IN BETWEEN MEETINGS

FullSteam Brewery by Jessie Gladdek/DCVB

A WIDE DCVB OFFERS RY RANGE OF COMPLIMENTA YOUR HELP MAKE EVENT A SUCCESS

SERVICES TO

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Studios

DCVB Conference Room

Lindqvist/GLINT

Professional sales and services team dedicated to helping make your event a success.

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Durham Northern

West Central . . . . . . . . 98

Northern . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Agencies that Refer to Many Locations in Durham . . 101

AAA Four Diamond Property

South East

3

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

Durham County is compact at 25 miles long and 16 miles wide. The Downtown District is approximately 14 miles from RDU International Airport.

Southwest

Name & Contact Information Comfort Inn University 3508 Mt Moriah Rd, I-40 Exit 270 (919) 490-4949; (877) 424-6423; www.comfortinn.com Extended Stay America Durham University - Ivy Creek Blvd 1920 Ivy Creek Blvd, US Hwy 15-501 Bypass Exit 105B (919) 402-1700; (800) 804-3724; www.extendedstayamerica.com Extended Stay America Durham - University 3105 Tower Blvd, US Hwy 15-501 Exit 105-A (919) 489-8444; (800) 398-7829; www.extendedstayamerica.com Fairfield Inn & Suites Southpoint Durham 7807 Leonardo Dr, I-40 Exit 274 (919) 806-8200; www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rdurf-fairfield-inn-andsuites-durham-southpoint

$75

Limited

Y

Y

Extended/ 29 Y Limited

Y Y

$41

Extended/ 27 Y Limited

Y Y

Full

Hampton Inn & Suites 6121 Farrington Rd, I-40 Exit 273 (919) 403-8700; (800) 426-7866; www.chapelhillsuites.hamptoninn.com

$99

Limited

Hilton Garden Inn/Durham Southpoint 7007 Fayetteville Rd, I-40 Exit 276 (919) 544-6000; (877) 782-9444; www.durhamsouthpoint.stayhgi.com

$119

Full

Holiday Inn Express, Farrington Road 6119 Farrington Rd, I-40 Exit 273 (919) 489-7555; (800) 465-4329; www.hiexpress.com/chapelhillnc

$85

Limited

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$33

$90

Home2 Suites Gateway Terrace (Opening Early 2016) South side of 15-501, North of Watkins Rd, West of Southwest-Durham Dr Homewood Suites by Hilton 3600 Mt Moriah Rd, I-40 Exit 270 (at US Hwy 15-501) (919) 401-0610; (800) 225-5466; www.durhamchapelhill.homewoodsuites.com

HHHH

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Service Type

South West

Southwest . . . . . . . . . . 96

Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . 92

Downtown

2

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 88

Starting Rate

West1 Central

Ad Page

96

Full

$139

39 Y Y Y Y

Y

38 Y

Y

Y

40 Y Y Y

Y

37 Y

Y

78 Y Y

Y Y Y

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Y

Y

Y


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Service Type

Map Key Handicap Acc. On-Site Dining Room Service Comp. Breakfast Pets Allowed Internet

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Hyatt Place 7840 NC Hwy 751, I-40 Exit 274 (919) 688-7800; www.durhamsouthpoint.place.hyatt.com

$149

Full

71

La Quinta Inn & Suites 4414 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, I-40 Exit 270 (919) 401-9660; (800) 531-5900; http://www.lq.com

$64

Limited

28 Y

Y Y

Red Roof Inn, Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd 5623 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, I-40 Exit 270 (919) 489-9421; (800) 843-7663; www.redroof.com

$50

Limited

35 Y

Y Y

Southwest cont.

Name & Contact Information

Rizzo Conference Center 97 150 DuBose Home Ln, McLean Hall, I-40 Exit 273 (919) 913-2098; www.rizzoconferencecenter.com

Y Y Y Y Y

$139

Conference 36 Y Y Centers

Springhill Suites by Marriott, Durham Chapel Hill 5310 McFarland Dr, Patterson Place, I-40 Exit 270 (919) 403-1111; www.marriott.com/rdurl

$99

Extended/ 31 Y Limited

Y

Staybridge Suites Durham/Chapel Hill 3704 Mt Moriah Rd, I-40 Exit 270 (at US Hwy 15-501) (919) 401-9800; (877) 238-8889; www.staybridge.com/durhamnc

$119

Extended

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Northern . . . . . . . . . . . 90 88

Agencies that Refer to Many Locations in Durham . . 101

AAA Four Diamond Property

South East

3

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

West Central

Name & Contact Information Baymont Inn & Suites 3710 Hillsborough Rd, I-85 Exit 173 or 174B (919) 382-3388; www.duke85.com

Brookwood Inn (Being Renovated by Cambria Suites in 2016) 99 2306 Elba St, NC Hwy 147 Exit 15-A or 15-B (919) 286-3111; (800) 716-6401; www.brookwoodinn.com Carolina Duke Inn 2517 Guess Rd, I-85 Exit 175 (919) 286-0771 Comfort Inn Medical Park 1816 Hillandale Rd, I-85 Exit 174-B (919) 471-6100; (877) 424-6423; www.choicehotels.com Courtyard by Marriott Durham 97 1815 Front St, I-85 Exit 174 (919) 309-1500; (800) 321-2211; www.marriott.com/rdufs Days Inn 3460 Hillsborough Rd, I-85, N Exit 173, I-85 S Exit 174B (919) 383-1551; (800) 225-3297; http://www.daysinn.com Hampton Inn & Suites, Durham North I-85 1542 N Gregson St, I-85 Exit 176 (919) 688-8880; (800) 426-7866; www.durhamnorthi85suites.hamptoninn.com Hilton Durham near Duke University 3800 Hillsborough Rd, I-85 Exit 173 or 174-B (919) 564-2900; (800) 445-8667; www.durham.hilton.com Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center 2102 W Main St, Erwin Square, Ninth St District (919) 286-0774; www.durhamuniversitymedicalcenter.hgi.com

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Durham County is compact at 25 miles long and 16 miles wide. The Downtown District is approximately 14 miles from RDU International Airport.

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Service Type

South West

Southwest . . . . . . . . . . 96

Eastern . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 88 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . 90 92

Downtown

2

Downtown . . . . . . . . . . 88 86

Starting Rate

West1 Central

Ad Page

98

$59

Limited

9 Y

$89

Limited

15 Y Y Y

$43

Limited

6 Y

Y Y

$69

Limited

3 Y

Y Y Y Y

$89

Limited

2 Y Y

$50

Limited

11 Y

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Limited

70 Y

$119

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8 Y Y Y

Y Y

$99

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Durham Northern

AAA Four Diamond Property

South East

1 - Duke University 2 - North Carolina Central University 3 - Research Triangle Park

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Holiday Inn Express Durham 2516 Guess Rd, I-85 Exit 175 (919) 313-3244; (800) 465-4329; www.hiexpress.com/durhamnc JB Duke Hotel (Opening January 2017) 230 Science Dr, Duke University West Campus, US 15-501 Bypass Exit 107 (919) 660-6400; www.jbdukehotel.com Millennium Hotel Durham 2800 Campus Walk Ave, US Hwy 15-501 Exit 108-A 99 (919) 383-8575; (800) 633-5379; www.millenniumhotels.com/usa/millenniumdurham Motel 6 3454 Hillsborough Rd, I-85 Exit 173 or 174-B, then Exit 108D (919) 309-0037; (800) 466-8356; www.MOTEL6.COM

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AGENCIES THAT REFER TO MANY LOCATIONS EXTENDED STAY APARTMENTS W/ LOCATIONS IN DURHAM/RTP A+ Accommodations & Relocation, Inc.

888-553-7991; www.aplusaccommodations.com

BridgeStreet Corporate Housing

800-278-7338; www.bridgestreet.com

ExecuStay

919-544-1839; www.execustay.com

Interim Housing Solutions

Temporary Living Company

919-881-2364; www.temporarylivingcompany.com

PROPERTIES LOCATED THROUGHOUT DURHAM CATERING TO MEDICAL VISITORS MedStay

919-321-4958; www.medstay.com

DURHAM CAMPING SITES Eno River State Park

866-279-4471; www.interimhousingsolutions.com

6101 Cole Mill Rd, Main Access Area: Fews Ford off of Cole Mill Rd. 919-383-1686; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/enri/main.php

National Corporate Housing

Lake Michie Recreation Area

704-364-6114; www.nationalcorporatehousing.com

Oakwood Corporate Housing

919-460-4550; www.oakwood.com

PC Housing

866-763-4564; www.pchousing.com

2303 Bahama Rd. 919-477-3906; durhamnc.gov/ich/op/prd/Pages/City-Lakes.aspx

Rolling View State Recreation Area at Falls Lake I-85N to US70 Bypass. Exit at NC Hwy 98 & follow signs to Rollingview. 919-676-1027; www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/fala/main.php

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Come and Stay a While Welcome to Durham! Whatever your reason for coming, we’re happy you’re here. Durham is consistently ranked one of the best places in the United States to live, work, and retire. With mild weather, friendly people, and access to some of the best education and healthcare in the country, it won’t be long before you start calling yourself a Durhamite. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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Information for Newcomers Every year, people from around the world join Durham’s diverse, welcoming, and engaged community. Below is some information you may need to know about making Durham home. ANIMALS PET LAWS AND LICENSES

Durham offers a variety of enjoyable experiences for pet owners, from dog parks to obedience classes. All dogs must be on leashes when off their owner’s property, and owners are required to pick up and properly dispose of their dogs’ waste. Unattended outdoor tethering is illegal.

PET ACTIVITIES

Durham Dog Parks Open places to exercise and socialize pet dogs off their leashes. Dogs must be registered to enter the parks. See durhamnc.gov/829/DogParks or call the Durham Parks & Recreation Department at 919-560-4355 (400 Cleveland St, Downtown Durham). OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

Lap It Up Features 10,300 square feet of space with a large in-ground dog swimming pool, maze, track, and running lane. Signed waiver and proof of vaccines required (5420 NC Hwy 55, Greenwood Commons Shopping Ctr, I-40 Exit 278, 919-4556001; www.lapitup.biz).

VET EMERGENCY CARE

Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital Full-service hospital offering 24-hour emergency and specialty care (608 Morreene Rd, 919-489-0615; www.TriangleVRH.com). Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas Provides 24-hour emergency medicine, intensive care, surgery, and other specialized services. (7015 W NC Hwy 54, 919-600-6600; www.vshcarolinas.com)


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Live Fresh Daily Durham’s rapid development includes many new residential areas to house the growing number of people who decide to call Durham home.

DRIVING For driving laws, see page 7.

GETTING A LICENSE

New residents must obtain a driver license within 60 days of establishing a permanent residence. Proof of residency, age, identity, liability insurance, and proof of social security are required. There are also written, road sign, and vision tests. For additional information, call 919-715-7000 or visit www.ncdot.org/dmv/. Driver License Office, Miami Blvd. 101 S Miami Blvd, 919-560-6896; www.ncdot.gov Driver License Office, Roxboro St. 3825 S Roxboro St, 919-560-3378; www.ncdot.gov

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REGISTERING VEHICLES AND OBTAINING LICENCE PLATES

Vehicles must be registered with the NC DOT by the expiration of the time granted by the reciprocity agreement between North Carolina and prior state of residence, usually 30 days or when gainful employment is accepted, whichever comes first. Title or lien release and valid registration from prior state required. For information, visit www.ncdot.org/dmv/vehicle_services/.

In Downtown Durham, urban living options are popping up all around, from expansions to existing complexes, like the Warehouse District’s popular West Village (www.westvillagedurham.com), to brand new additions like 539 Foster, located near Central Park. Developments are also in the works to provide unique or specialized options for those who want them. Wetrock Farm (www.wetrockfarm.com) is a proposed neighborhood that includes a 15-acre farm, with produce deliveries included in HOA fees. The former Whitted Junior High School is being transformed into pre-kindergarten classrooms and 79 homes for the elderly, and Creekside at Bethpage is a planned 290-acre active adult community featuring 650 units with two- and three-bedroom options.

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Out-of-state residents moving to North Carolina must obtain a North Carolina license or identification card prior to registering a vehicle.

Durham Visitor Info Center 212 W Main St, Suite 101, 919-687-0288; www.durham-nc.com

Motor Vehicle Registration Offices

Durham Wayfinders www.durhamwayfinders.com

1058 W Club Blvd, Northgate Mall, I-85 Exit 176, 919-286-4908; www.ncdot.gov/dmv/

Motor Vehicle Registration Offices 5410 NC Hwy 55, Greenwood Commons Shopping Ctr, I-40 Exit 278, 919-544-3662; www.ncdot.org/dmv/

VEHICLE INSPECTIONS North Carolina requires an annual vehicle safety and emissions inspection within 10 days of receiving a North Carolina license plate and then annually thereafter, due the same month as the vehicle’s registration renewal. Licensed inspection stations are marked by signage throughout the community.

EMPLOYMENT & VOLUNTEERING Explore employment and volunteer resources below, or visit durh.am/volunteer115 to learn more:

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES Durham Hospitality Jobs Portal www.durhamhospitalityjobs.com Durham JobLink Career Center 1105 S Briggs Ave, 919-560-6880; www. nccommerce.com/workforce/job-seekers 1058 W Club Blvd, Northgate Mall, I-85 Exit 176, 919-354-2748; www.nccommerce.com/workforce/ job-seekers

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Believers United for Progress 1306 Fayetteville St, 919-687-7070; www.believersunitedforprogress.org

DurhamCares 201 W Main St, Ste 100 PMB 105, Downtown Durham, 919-251-6189; www.durhamcares.org Keep Durham Beautiful 2011 Fay St, 919-354-2729; www.keepdurhambeautiful.org Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Durham County 807 Bacon St, 919-536-7247 ext 5301; www.durhamtech.edu/rsvp.htm Volunteer Center of Durham 700 W Main St, 919-613-5105; www.handsontriangle.org

IMMIGRATION US Citizen and Immigration Office 301 Roycroft Dr, 800-372-5283; durh.am/usimm106

LIBRARIES There are 12 libraries in Durham, including eight branches of the Durham County Library, Duke University’s Perkins Library (http://library.duke. edu/), and the James E. Shepard Memorial Library at NC Central University. Find more information about the Durham County branches at www. durhamcountylibrary.org/location/. Durham County Main Library 300 N Roxboro St, Downtown Durham, 919-560-0100; www.durhamcountylibrary.org

Durham Fresh Daily: Google Fiber is bringing its gigabit internet and TV service to Durham. Learn more at durh.am/durhamfiber.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT Durham County, governed by the five-member Board of County Commissioners and managed by the county manager, is responsible for social services, elections, courts, funding schools, etc. The City of Durham is governed by a seven-member council, including the mayor, and is managed by a city manager. They are responsible for police, fire, public works, water, solid waste, parks, etc.

photo: Tour de Fat - Bill Russ/DCVB

Also see “Utilities” for information on city and county services.

There are numerous sites where registration can be completed, including the Durham County Libraries, the Employment Security Commission, the Board of Elections, Northgate Mall, and online. For more information, visit http://dconc.gov/index.aspx?page=95. Durham County Board of Elections Provides election services to Durham. 201 N. Roxboro St. 919-560-0700; dconc.gov

TAXES Current tax rates for Durham (per $100 of assessed value):

City of Durham 101 City Hall Plaza, 919-560-1200; www.durhamnc.gov

• Ad Valorem County Property Tax: $1.3843

Durham County 200 E Main St, 919-560-0000; www.dconc.gov

• City Property Tax Rate on Real and Personal Property: $.5912 - .6612

Durham One Call Call the city information call center to talk to a person about city services like waste, water, police, and more. 919-560-1200; durhamnc.gov/1439/Durham-One-Call

• County Property Tax Rate on Real and Personal Property: $.7931

REGISTERING TO VOTE A voter registration application must be completed at least 25 days prior to an election.

• Fire District Tax Rates: $.0799 - $.1779

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• 16% car rental tax (26.5% at RDU International Airport) • 5.75% NC state income tax Durham County Tax Administration 200 E Main St, 1st Floor, Historic Courthouse, 919-560-0300; dconc.gov

North Carolina Department of Revenue 3518 Westgate Dr. Suite 110, 919-627-6900; www.dornc.com

NEWSPAPERS & MEDIA DURHAM BASED

Duke University Chronicle www.dukechronicle.com Indy Week www.indyweek.com Spectacular Magazine www.spectacularmag.com The Campus Echo web.nccu.edu/campus/echo The Carolina Times 919-962-4836 The Herald-Sun www.heraldsun.com The Triangle Tribune www.triangletribune.com

POST OFFICE/ADDRESS There are seven US Postal Service offices in Durham. Find more information about locations and hours by visiting usps.com.

UTILITIES ELECTRICITY

Duke Energy 800-777-9898; www.duke-energy.com Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation 2500 NC Hwy 86 S, 919-732-2123; www.pemc.coop

GAS

PSNC Energy 877-776-2427; www.psncenergy.com

RECYCLING/GARBAGE COLLECTION City of Durham Waste Management 1833 Camden Ave, 919-560-4186; durhamnc.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/Home.aspx Durham County Roadside Recycling 919-560-0433; www.dconc.gov/index. aspx?page=854

TELEPHONE/INTERNET

Frontier Communications 725 E Markham Ave, 800-921-8101; www.frontier.com

The Urban Journal Magazine www.theurbanjournal.com

Time Warner Cable, Inc. 1515 N Pointe Dr, Ste 103, 866-489-2669; www.timewarnercable.com

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WATER & SEWER

Durham Magazine www.durhammag.com Fifteen 501 Magazine www.fifteen501.com Scalawag www.scalawagmagazine.org The News & Observer www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/ durham-news/

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City of Durham Water Management 101 City Hall Plaza, 919-560-4381; durhamnc.gov/944/Water-Management


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Bull City Brains Learn the basics about all the educational opportunities Durham has to offer.

Durham is making new things every day, but that only happens when you can keep producing brilliant, committed, creative students who won’t rest with the status quo. Lucky for us, we have a diverse population, an innovative school system, numerous private and charter schools, two universities, and a technical college to make sure Durham gets smarter.

MORE ONLINE: Visit durh.am/ newcomers103 to further explore Durham’s educational opportunities as well as job resources, volunteer experiences, and more.

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Durham School Options

In a unique community like Durham, it’s only natural that there are plenty of ways to get your children the education that’s right for them.

Durham Public Schools has 30 elementary schools (grades K-5), 10 middle schools (grades 6-8), two secondary schools (grades 6-12), 12 high schools (grades 9-12), and two specialty schools. Among these are 23 magnet schools that maintain special focus on areas such as arts, sciences, language, STEM, and more. Five schools (three elementary, one middle, and one secondary) provide a yearround schedule (919-560-2000; www.dpsnc.net).

Durham County also has 10 charter schools that are run independently but are tax funded and open to the public.

Two examples show the wide-ranging options for innovative learning the Bull City offers its youth. The North Carolina School of Science and Math (919- 416-2600; www.ncssm.edu) was the first school of its kind in the United States: it is a state-supported residential high school for students who excel in science and math. Less than two miles away is the Durham School of the Arts (919-5603926; www.dsa.dpsnc.net), offering rigorous academics while developing creative abilities through advanced art classes. But it’s not just about doing something different; it’s about doing something well. Don’t take our word for it: Newsweek named NCSSM number 23 on a 2013 list of “America’s Best High Schools,” and Durham School of the Arts was named number nine in North Carolina in the 2015 US News & World Report rankings of “The Best High Schools.” MORE ONLINE: There are too many schools in Durham for us to list them all here. Check out the complete listings, including contact information, at durh.am/schools111.

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photo: DPS Classroom - Durham Public Schools/DCVB

Durham has a full roster of public and private schools, including bilingual, faith-based, Montessori, and other specialized curricula and education models to make sure all students can reach their potential:


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Recent Accolades • Durham School of the Arts ranked 10th in the state and 453th nationally by the Washington Post in a 2015 ranking of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”

• Duke University was recognized at no. 1 on Forbes’ list of “Best Southern Schools.”

• North Carolina Central University has earned an 11th place ranking of historically black colleges and universities in the country and the third highest-rated public HBCU in the United States by US News & World Report.

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Pinnacle of Higher Learning Thanks to two distinguished universities and a community college, there’s always another class to take in Durham. (Forbes did name us one of America’s geekiest cities, after all.)

If you ever find yourself perusing academic rankings, Duke University is hard to miss. From law to business to the humanities and medicine, Duke is one of the nation’s finest academic institutions, ranked as the eighth best college by US News & World Report, and is leading the way in a variety of fields. Named after the same Duke family that built so much of the infrastructure still housing Durham’s businesses and residents, the university and its 15,000 students are an integral part of the Durham community, offering classes, lectures, and performances that continue to enrich life in Durham (919-684-8111; www.duke.edu). North Carolina Central University was the first publically supported liberal arts college for African Americans in the nation and has been a member of the University of North Carolina System since 1972. Offering 78 different degrees, including graduate programs in law, library science, and business, and with two cutting edge biotechnology research institutes, NCCU strives to provide affordable educational opportunities to a diverse population, train new leaders, and ensure commitment to social responsibility, guaranteeing that education in Durham will continue to be a collegial enterprise (919-530-6100; www.nccu.edu). Liberal arts aren’t the only fields of study in Durham. Durham Technical Community College offers associate degrees in IT, criminal justice, welding, and more. Classes are affordable and there are plenty of noncredit classes for those who just want to pick up a new skill (919-536-7200; www.durhamtech.edu). DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Durham doesn’t rest on its laurels (though there are many to rest on), especially when it comes to education. That’s why NCCU is expanding its campus with new facilities and Duke is renovating many of its buildings. See durh.am/edunewdevs for more details. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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Never Stop Learning Educational opportunities aren’t just for the college-aged in Durham; there are always opportunities to study something new here. Duke Continuing Studies (www.learnmore.duke.edu), including the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as well as the Division of Extended Studies at NCCU (www.nccu.edu) offer enrichment of many kinds. There are professional certifications in a number of fields, undergraduate and graduate classes with schedules designed to aid professionals, and personal growth from courses on science, theology, philosophy, and more.

photos: Durham Senior Center - Stewart Waller/DCVB

Those with a special interest in the documentary arts can also find a welcoming community at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS). CDS offers classes in photography, film, audio, writing, and other creative media that can be used to document experiences and stories. They also offer a certificate program (documentarystudies.duke.edu). Durham Technical Community College’s continuing education options include a number of certifications and professional trainings. Fields range from automotive mechanics to bartending and mixology. Durham Tech also teaches personal enrichment classes in subjects like drawing, fiction writing, and beer brewing (www.durhamtech.edu/noncredit/personal.htm). More arts opportunities are offered by the Durham County Library, including knitting and reading groups for kids, teens, and adults. They also host adult humanities programs, with author and artist presentations, discussion groups, special interest clubs, and more (www.durhamcountylibrary.org). The Durham Arts Council also hosts an arts school with classes ranging from music to jewelry making to ceramics (www.durhamarts.org/classes.html). WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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Retire in Style Retirement just means you have more free time to take advantage of all the things everyone else has to fit in around work. Lucky for Bull City retirees, there’s tons to do – that’s why a CNN Money poll put us first on the list of best places to retire. Actionpacked or easygoing, Durham provides an ideal setting for any pace of life. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

MORE ONLINE: Keep a full schedule with the help of the Durham Event Calendar. Find event listings to match your areas of interest, from community events and workshops to performing arts and festivals. Visit durhameventcalendar.com for more information and to sign up for weekly email updates.


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Enjoy the Pace

left page photo: diners at Dashi - Jessie Gladdek/DCVB; right page photo: Centerfest - Bill Russ/DCVB

Durham’s youthful vibrancy makes it especially welcoming to retiring newcomers. Affordable housing options include urban apartments, sleepy suburbs, historic mill villages, and farm houses that will ensure your golden years are what you always dreamed. Downtown Durham (see page 16) is easily enjoyed on foot, and trails and parks throughout the city make for a pleasant walk. The Durham Center for Senior Life (919-688-8247; www.dcslnc.org) offers a number of programs, including meals, classes, and adult education, and the Durham Parks & Recreation Department (919-560-4355; www.DPRPlayMore.org) runs a senior games program with everything from basketball to quilting so you can keep active. Educational opportunities in Durham mean that it’s easy to explore interest areas, new and old. Duke, NCCU, and Durham Tech’s continuing education programs offer a wide range of classes and lecture programs as part of a lifetime of learning (see page 113). And we have to say, it does help that Durham is the “City of Medicine” (see next page). Whether you need help addressing aches and pains, or need more intensive care, Durham is the right place to be.

Volunteering and helping Durham’s visitors are great ways to give back to a great community, so why not do both at the same time by becoming a Durham Wayfinder? The Durham Wayfinders program pairs volunteers with facilities, events, and festivals, so you can spend less time scheduling volunteer opportunities and more time volunteering! Usher a show at DPAC, help out at the World Beer Festival, or assist at an NCCU sporting event and enjoy Durham’s unique events while you work alongside fellow Durhamites. Visit durhamwayfinders.com or email durhamwayfinders@durham-cvb. com to get involved. See page 106 or durh.am/volunteer115 for other resources.

Discover Durham • The Bull City is a crafty place. Check out page 34 to find out about places like the Scrap Exchange, where you can make one-of-a-kind gifts. • Find out more about golf and other outdoor activities on page 49. You didn’t leave the office just to stay in your house, did you? • Keep an eye on the nightlife schedules so you don’t miss out on live performances at any of Durham’s music venues. See page 40 for more. WWW.DURHAM-NC.COM


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City of Medicine The name “City of Medicine” didn’t come about by accident. With a physician-topopulation ratio three times the national average and one of the finest medical schools in the country, Durham is equipped to provide top-notch healthcare to all who need it. But it’s about more than that. It’s about making sure you are well cared for mentally, emotionally, and physically. OFFICIAL DURHAM VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE

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Urgent Care Centers Hours vary; see websites listed below for details.

Concentra Medical Center 4104 Surles Ct, Ste 11, Shiloh Crossing; 919-941-1911; www.concentra.com

Duke Urgent Care 1821 Hillandale Rd, Ste 24A; 919-383-4355; www.dukemedicine.org 5716 Fayetteville Rd, Sutton Station, I-40 Exit 276; 919-572-1868; www. dukemedicine.org

Durham Healing left page photo: Duke University Hospital - Les Todd, Duke Photography; right page photo: Jay Brooks - Duke Medicine

A lung transplant in Durham gave 65-year-old Jay Brooks a new lease on life after COPD left him unable to complete the simplest of tasks. “Before, all I could do was sit in a chair,” said Brooks. “Now I go to the gym. I press 180 pounds -- it’s unbelievable.” Brooks was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) in 2005. As Brooks’ lung function worsened, he became disabled and ultimately had to retire. His pulmonologist eventually sent him to Duke University Hospital in Durham for a lung transplant. At Duke, Brooks was told his lungs were only functioning at 30 percent of their capacity. A thoracic surgeon at Duke transplanted Brooks’ new set of lungs in April 2012. It was just in time. Brooks was told his lung function had dropped to 15 percent. “I don’t know if I would have lived another month.” After completing post transplant therapy, Brooks is doing great. Today, he enjoys working out and just about anything else he wants to do. Having his new lungs has given him a new lease on life. Durham, home to six hospitals and groundbreaking research, is where stories like Brooks’ take place every day.

Duke Orthopaedic Urgent Care Duke Medical Plaza Page Rd 4709 Creekstone Dr. 919-660-5066; www.dukemedicine.org

FastMed Urgent Care 7010 Hope Valley Rd; 919-313-3900; www.fastmed.com

New Hope Urgent Care 3610 N Roxboro St; 919-412-8431; www.newhopeurgentcarenc.com

Triangle Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. 120 William Penn Plz, Independence Park; 919-220-5255; www.triangleortho.com

Mini Clinics/ 24-Hour Pharmacies CVS/Pharmacy Minute Clinic 5311 Roxboro Rd; 919-471-4409; www.minuteclinic.com 3573 Hillsborough Rd; 919-383-0171; www.minuteclinic.com

Target Clinic 4037 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd; 919-765-0008; www.target.com

Walgreens 24-Hour Pharmacy 6405 Fayetteville Rd, I-40 Exit 276; 919-544-6430; www.walgreens.com

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Getting Around More than half of the US population lives within a day’s drive or an hour’s flight of Durham. Convenient to interstates, served by an international airport, and with numerous transportation options around town, it is easy to get to – and around – Durham. AIRLINES RDU International Airport Durham is served by RDU International Airport on the western edge of Wake County, and co-owned by the cities of Durham and Raleigh and the counties of Durham and Wake (2400 W Terminal Blvd; 1-40 Exit 284B or Exit 285; 919-840-7700; www.rdu.com). Air Canada 888-247-2262; www.aircanada.ca Alaska Airlines 800-252-7522; www.alaskaair.com Allegiant Air www.allegiantair.com American Airlines/American Eagle 800-433-7300; www.aa.com Delta Air Lines/Delta Connections/Northwest 800-221-1212; www.delta.com Frontier Airlines 800-432-1359; www.frontierairlines.com

Southwest Airlines 800-435-9792; www.southwest.com United/United Express 800-864-8331; www.united.com

PUBLIC TRANSIT MAJOR TRANSPORTATION CENTERS Durham Station Transportation Center Transportation station providing a centralized hub for GoDurham, GoTriangle, and Greyhound/ Trailways buses. Please visit individual websites for schedules (515 W Pettigrew St; 919-485-7433; data.durhamnc.gov/durham_station.cfm). Durham Train Station Located in downtown’s West Village and served by the Carolinian and Piedmont Amtrak line with service to and from Charlotte, New York City, and points in between (601 W Main St, Ste 103; 919-956-7932; www.ncbytrain.org/destinations/ stations.html?id=durham).

JetBlue Airways 800-538-2583; www.jetblue.com

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TRANSIT SERVICES Amtrak The nation’s intercity passenger rail operator, serving 46 states, Washinton DC, and three Canadian provinces (601 W Main St, Ste 103; 800-872-7245; www.amtrak.com). Bull City Connector The Bull City Connector is a fare-free bus service that connects many of Durham’s central destinations, including Duke University, Ninth Street, Downtown Durham, and Golden Belt (515 W Pettigrew St; 919-485-RIDE(7433); www.bullcityconnector.org). Duke Parking and Transportation Services Duke Transit operates more than 30 buses with routes throughout the campus and health system. Students, staff, faculty and visitors can ride campus buses at no charge (0100 Facilities Center, Coal Pile Dr; 919-684-7275; www.parking.duke.edu). GoDurham Formerly DATA (Durham Area Transit Authority) GoDurham serves all parts of Durham, including

RTP. Most busses run from M-Sa, 6am-12:30am. One-way fares are available, as well as regional passes (515 W Pettigrew St; 919-485-RIDE(7433); www.gotransitnc.com). GoTriangle Regional bus service connecting Durham to nearby cities. Busses run daily, but schedules vary by route (4600 Emperor Blvd, Ste 100; 919-485-7433; www.gotransitnc.com). Greyhound/Trailways Durham’s terminal for the nation’s largest provider of intercity bus transportation (515 W Pettigrew St; 919-687-4800; www.greyhound.com). Megabus Low-cost express bus service to nearly 50 cities offering free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and panoramic windows. Departure and arrival near Durham Station on Jackson St (Downtown Durham, see website for details; 877-462-6342; us.megabus.com). The Bridge Bus In addition to nighttime service to and from Raleigh and Durham Thu-Sat, offers event-specific service to Bulls games, DPAC, etc. (www.thebridgebus.com).

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RENTALS Alamo Rent-A-Car - RDU 919-840-0132; www.alamo.com Avis Rent-A-Car www.avis.com · 1620 Guess Rd, Sears Auto Center; 919-286-0173 · RDU; 919-840-4750 Budget Rent-A-Car Systems, Inc. www.budget.com · 1720 Guess Rd, The Shoppes at Northgate, I-85 Exit 175; 919-383-8240 · RDU; 919-840-4781 Enterprise Rent-A-Car www.enterprise.com · 3648 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd; 919-490-6057 · 4504 N Roxboro St, Ste A; 919-620-1810 · 500 E Pettigrew St, Ste A; 919-682-8720 · 3616 Hillsborough Rd; 919-309-1030 · RDU; 919-840-9555

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Hertz Rent-A-Car www.hertz.com · 5122 Neal Rd; 919-416-4969 · 3505 Westgate Dr; 919-761-4231 · RDU; 919-840-4875 National Car Rental - RDU 919-840-4350; www.nationalcar.com Thrifty Car Rental - RDU 877-283-0898; www.thrifty.com Triangle Rent A Car 3730 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd; 919-493-1078; www.trianglerentacar.com University Ford Rentals 601 Willard St; 919-313-1094 x273; www.UFRents.com DURHAM FRESH DAILY: Explore Durham in style with one of the two companies offering pedicab tours, 10 Toes Tours Pedicab and Greenway Transit Services. See durh.am/ transportation121 for more.


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AAA Carolina Motor Club Provides travel planning assistance and emergency road service to its membership. www.aaacarolinas.com · 3505 Westgate Dr, 919-489-3306 · 5137 NC Hwy 55, I-40 Exit 278; 919-313-0195 Carolina Livery Service Provides weekday transportation, chauffeured town cars, minivans, and minibuses (919-957-1111; www.carolinalivery.net). Zipcar 866-494-7227; www.zipcar.com/duke

TAXIS & SHUTTLES TAXIS - MULTI-COMPANY DISPATCHERS ABC Cab Company 919-682-0437; www.abctaxicabdurham.com Durham’s Best Cab Company 919-680-3330; www.durhamtaxi.com). Taxi Taxi Book a ride through the Taxi Taxi mobile app, call 919-333-3333, or visit taxitaxiofraleigh.com.

OFFICIAL RDU TRANSPORTATION RDU Taxi, Inc. Provides official RDU Airport taxi service within Durham, Orange, and Wake Counties (919-8407277; www.rdu.com/groundtrans/taxis.html).

RIDESHARING SERVICE APPS Download and use one of the apps below to request a driver to your location, and then pay by credit card. See websites for details. Uber www.uber.com/cities/raleigh Lyft www.lyft.com/cities/raleigh-durham

OTHER TRAVEL SERVICES 2U Transit of North Carolina Locally owned and operated paratransit service offering door-to-door transportation in the Triangle area to the mobility impaired (919-6874808; www.2utransitnc.com).

Charlene Safe Ride, Inc Online source for transportation information for clients with special needs. Vehicles include ADAcompliant vans with low floors and step-stools (919-309-7233; www.charlenesaferide.com). City of Durham Parking Services (919-560-1200; durhamnc.gov/ich/op/dot/Pages/ Parking.aspx). Mantis Group Transportation, LLC Nonemergency wheelchair van transportation for special needs and disabled people in Durham County (888-357-0036; www.mantisgrouptransportation.com). Seniors on the Go Private escorted door-through-door transportation, airport escort, companion services, and more. Driver Companions will assist in entering and exiting the vehicle and entering your destination. (919-521-8092; www.ncseniorsonthego.com). Share the Ride NC Connects commuters interested in caror vanpooling, park and ride lots, public transit services, bike routes, and other transportation alternatives (919-485-7461; www.sharetheridenc.com).

TRANSPORTATION FOR GROUPS Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau DCVB offers a wide range of services for conventions and groups meeting in Durham. For help arranging transportation for groups, contact DCVB at (800) 446-8604 or meetings@durham-cvb. com (212 W Main St, Ste 101; www.durham-nc.com).

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Durham Maps PLACES TO STAY KEY BED & BREAKFASTS Map #/Grid Loc.

CONFERENCE CTRS Map #/Grid Loc.

Arrowhead Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . C4 Blooming Garden Inn. . . . . . . 24 . T16 Carol’s Garden Inn. . . . . . . . . . 30 . . C8 Eno Cottage Guest House . . . 23 . . D5 Morehead Manor Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 . Q16 Old North Durham Inn . . . . . . 18 . T13 The King’s Daughters Inn . . . . 16 . Q14

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FULL SERVICE Map #/Grid Loc. 21C Museum Hotel . . . . . . . . . 74 . S15 aLoft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 . R16 DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Raleigh-Durham. . . 43 . . C9 Durham Marriott City Center. 21 . R15 Fairfield Inn & Suites. . . . . . . . 39 . . B9 The Durham Hotel. . . . . . . . . . 76 . S15 The Graduate Durham Hotel (opening 2017) . . . . . . . . . . . 80 . Q16 Hilton Durham near Duke University . . . . . . . . 8 . . B6 Hilton Garden Inn Raleigh-Durham/RTP. . . . . 57 . D10 Hilton Garden Inn Southpoint.40 . . B9 Hilton Garden Inn University/ Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . 69 . O13 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel RaleighDurham Airport at RTP. . . . . . 60 . D10 Home2 Suites Imperial Center. . . . . . . . . 77 . D10 Home2 Suites Gateway Terrace (opening TBD). . . . . . . . . . . . 78 . . A8 Hotel Indigo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 . D10 Hyatt Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 . . B9 Marriott at RTP. . . . . . . . . . . . 56 . D10 Millennium Hotel Durham. . . 13 . J12 Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center . . . . . . . . 66 . . D10 Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . J16

(opening Spring 2017). . . . . . 19 . K15 Rizzo Conference Center. . . . . 36 . . A9 Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . J15

LIMITED SERVICE Map #/Grid Loc. Brookwood Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 . L12 Budget Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 . . D7 Carolina Duke Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . C6 Comfort Inn Medical Park. . . . . . 3 . . B6 Comfort Inn RTP . . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . C9 Comfort Inn University. . . . . . 34 . . A8 Comfort Suites Raleigh Durham Airport/RTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 . . D10 Courtyard by Marriott Durham. 2 . . . B6 Courtyard by Marriott Durham/RTP . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 . . C9 Days Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . B6 Econo Lodge RTP. . . . . . . . . . . 41 . . C9 Hampton Inn & Suites . . . . . . 38 . . A9 Hampton Inn & Suites, Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 . R11 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, RTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 . D10 Holiday Inn Express Durham . . . 5 . . C6 Holiday Inn Express, Farrington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 . . A9 Jack Tar Hotel (opening Spring 2017). . . . . . 79 . S15 La Quinta Inn & Suites . . . . . . 28 . . B8 La Quinta Inn & Suites, RTP . . 44 . . C9 Motel 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 . . B6 Quality Inn & Suites . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . B6 Red Roof Inn, D-CH Blvd. . . . . 35 . . A8 Red Roof Inn, DUMC . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . C6 Red Roof Inn, RTP . . . . . . . . . . 45 . . C9 Residence Inn by Marriott . . . 73 . Q14

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Sleep Inn Durham. . . . . . . . . . 64 . D10 SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Durham Chapel Hill. . . . . . . 31 . . A8 SpringHill Suites by Marriott, RDU/RTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 . D10 Super 8 Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . C6 The University Inn. . . . . . . . . . 14 . L12 Wingate by WyndhamRDU/RTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . D10 EXTENDED STAY Map #/Grid Loc. Candlewood Suites. . . . . . . . . 46 . . C9 Crossland Economy Studios. . 49 . . C9 Extended Stay America. . . . . . 27 . . B8 Extended Stay America - Durham RTP Miami Blvd. - North. . . 55 . D10 Extended Stay America - Durham RTP Miami Blvd. - South. . . 59 . D10 Extended Stay America - Durham RTP-Hwy 55. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 . . C9 Extended Stay America - Durham University - Ivy Creek Blvd. 29 . . B8 Homewood Suites by Hilton . 33 . . A8 Homewood Suites by Hilton RDU/RTP. . . . . . . . . . 62 . D10 Residence Inn by Marriott. . . 51 . . C9 Staybridge Suites . . . . . . . . . . 32 . . A8 Extended Stay America - Durham RTP- Hwy 54. . . . . . . . . . . . 53 . . C9 The Holly House. . . . . . . . . . . . 25 . T16 CORPORATE APTS Map #/Grid Loc. Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums. . . . . . . . . . 17 . R13 The Forest Apartments & Corporate Suites . . . . . . . . . 12 . . B6


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MAP INDEX Major Visitor Features 21C Museum Hotel . . . . . . . . . . . . . R15 American Tobacco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R16 Bennett Place State Historic Site. . . B6 Brightleaf Square . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Q14 Carolina Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R15 Duke Basketball Museum & Sports Hall of Fame/ Cameron Indoor Stadium . . . . . . K15 Duke Homestead State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 Duke Lemur Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . H15 Duke University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L15 Duke University Chapel . . . . . . . . . . L14 Durham Bulls Athletic Park . . . . . . R16 Durham Convention Center . . . . . . R15 Durham History Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . R15 Durham Performing Arts Center . . R16 Eno River State Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . B5 Golden Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T17 Hayti Heritage Center / St. Joseph’s Performance Hall. . . S17 Historic Durham Athletic Park . . . . R14 Historic Stagville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D4 Little River Regional Park . . . . . . . . . D4 Museum of Life + Science . . . . . . . . . C6 Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University . . . . . . . . . . . N15 NCCU Art Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S20 North Carolina Central University . S20 Northgate Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 Patterson’s Mill Country Store . . . . . A9 Research Triangle Park . . . . . . . . . . . D9 Sarah P. Duke Gardens . . . . . . . . . . M14 The Streets at Southpoint . . . . . . . . B9 Visitor Info Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R15 West Point on the Eno . . . . . . . . . . . . C5

• Grid locations that appear in BLACK are located on the Durham County foldout map. • Grid locations that appear in BLUE are located on the Downtown & Duke foldout map.

Shopping & Dining Districts Brightleaf District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Q14 Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R16 Ninth Street District . . . . . . . . . . . . O13 Rockwood/South Square . . . . . . . . . B8 Southpoint District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 Other Dining Clusters Erwin Rd (Duke West) . . . . . . . . . . K13

Hayti/NCCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S18 Hillandale Rd Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B6 Hillsborough Rd Area . . . . . . . . . . . . B6 Mt. Moriah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8 North Duke Crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 North Pointe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 North Roxboro Rd / I-85 . . . . . . . . . U11 RTP/Southeast Durham . . . . . . C9, D10 Woodcroft / Sutton Station . . . . . . . B9 Golf Courses Croasdaile Country Club . . . . . . . . . . B6 Crossings Golf Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E7 Duke University Golf Club . . . . . . . . . J16 Falls Village Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . F7 Hillandale Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . B6 Hope Valley Country Club and Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 Lake Winds Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . C1 Lakeshore Golf Course . . . . . . . . . . . .D9 Treyburn Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . D4 Umstead Pines at Willowhaven Country Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B5 Other Features Baldwin Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . P13 Bryan Center/Reynolds Theatre . . . . L14 Durham County Memorial Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 Farrison-Newton Theater . . . . . . . . S19 Manbites Dog Theater . . . . . . . . . . S14 O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium . . . . . . . . . T20 Page Auditorium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L14 Wallace Wade Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . L15

H Hospitals Duke Cancer Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . L13 Duke University Hospital/ Duke Children’s Hospital . . . . . . . . L13 Duke Regional Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . C6 Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital . . . . J13 NC Specialty Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 VA Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L13

U Urgent Care Centers Concentra Medical Center . . . . . . . D10 Duke Urgent Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . B6,C9 FastMed Urgent Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 New Hope Urgent Care . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 Triangle Orthopaedic Urgent Care, P.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 Urgent Care of Durham . . . . . . . . . . . . C6 Other Medical Facilities American Red Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 Duke Center for Living . . . . . . . . . . . I14 Duke Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M14 Duke Diet and Fitness Center . . . . . K12 Duke Eye Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L13 NC Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat . . . . . . . . . C6 Structure House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 Civic & Transportation City Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durham County Courthouse and Justice Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Durham Station Transportation Center . . . . . . . . . Durham Train Station . . . . . . . . . . . Police Headquarters . . . . . . . . . . . . Police Substation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TTA Regional Transit Center . . . . . .

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