Durham Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Durham; our list of the best things to see, including The Streets at Southpoint, Durham Bulls and A Southern Season.
  • The best place in Durham: The Streets at Southpoint

    The Streets at Southpoint

    off of Interstate 40
    The largest and most varied mall in the area, if not the whole state. It mixes indoor and outdoor shopping and dining, in a setting that tries to recapture the spirit of old downtown Durham.
  • Durham Bulls

    Durham Bulls

    Tickets are $5 and up.
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  • A Southern Season

    A Southern Season

    Founded in 1975, the Triangle's landmark gourmet marketplace has been locally-owned and proud to call Chapel Hill our hometown! Classes/Demos/Signings/Happenings: http://www.southernseason.com/events/
  • The Carolina Theatre of Durham
    food nearby
  • Museum of Life and Science

    Museum of Life and Science

    433 W. Murray Ave
    Spend a day with kids exploring interactive exhibits at this museum. Space vehicles, farm animals, playground, drum area, physics display, maps and globes, butterfly house, bugs, and now with bears and lemurs.
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  • Local venue.
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  • Weaver Street Market

    Weaver Street Market

    101 East Weaver Street
    M-F 7:30AM-9PM, Sa-Su 8AM-9PM. Co-op and local hangout with indoor and outdoor seating, free wifi (courtesy of the Town of Carrboro), and a friendly atmosphere.
  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    the country's largest such festival
    Each April is the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival [31], the country's largest such festival, and each summer is the country's largest contemporary dance festival, American Dance Festival [32].
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  • Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

    The first planetarium ever built on a U.S. college campus. Traditional planetarium star shows, original multimedia productions, live science demonstration shows and more.
    restaurants nearby
  • Carrboro Farmers' Market

    Carrboro Farmers' Market

    Wed 3:30PM-6:30PM, Sat 7AM-12PM. Saturday market is open every week, while Wednesday market is only open from Spring to Fall. The Chapel Hill Creamery sells brilliant cheese and dairy products.
  • NC Botanical Garden

    NC Botanical Garden

    Our guiding mission is to inspire understanding, appreciation, and conservation of plants in gardens and natural areas and to advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature.
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  • Flyleaf Books

    Flyleaf Books

    752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    Monday - Saturday: 9-9, Sunday: 10-5. Local, independent new and used bookstore with frequent events, including local authors and musicians (check website)
  • All Day Records

    All Day Records

    Vinyl- and cassette-only shop in Carrboro (save a small collection of used CDs), with a great selection of collector-aimed gems..
  • The Northgate Mall

    The Northgate Mall

    Many restaurants and specialty shops are also scattered throughout the immediate area.
  • Hillandale Golf

    Hillandale Golf

    "Where Great Golf Happens."
    restaurants nearby
  • Local indie music venue which also features regional and national artists.
  • Nasher Museum Cafe

    Nasher Museum Cafe

    2001 Campus Dr
    Don't miss the giant face-mask.
  • Used books
  • Buns


    107 N. Columbia Street
    Open till 3am from Thu-Sun. The perfect place to have fresh and delicious burger and fries. All food there are prepared everyday to guarantee the quality and freshness. Their chipotle mayo is a favorite.
  • Great local diner in Carrboro. Breakfast anytime and lots of kids and families.
  • Panciuto


    110 S
    Churton Street, 919-732-6261 [5]
  • Guglhupf Bakery

    Guglhupf Bakery

    2706 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd
    Featured in Cooking Light and on the Food Network, this innovative restaurant & cafe features an upscale menu exploring German cuisine with an inventive approach using local, seasonal ingredients. The on-site bakery is simply divine.
  • Hog Day

    held on the third Saturday of May
    More than 100 arts and crafts vendors come to show off their work. 35,000 people have attended the festival.
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  • Varsity Theater

    123 E Franklin Street
    Historic movie theater that open in 1927 on Franklin Street. The theater shut it's doors in in 2009 to the dismay of residents. Shortly thereafter, it was re-opened and re-vamped. The two screen theater now plays second-runs of major Hollywood hits along with classic features in the two-screen theater at the low price of $3. Concessions remain reasonably priced and, much to UNC students' delight, the new ownership began serving craft beer to go along with their flicks.
    restaurants nearby
  • Third Friday Art Walk

    often featuring live music and a myriad of food trucks
  • Ninth Street

    a pedestrian friendly street with a variety of eating
    Look for bookstores, clothing stores, an art gallery or two, and an upscale toy store.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Durham uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.