Top Things to Do in Durham

Durham, North Carolina, is a city experiencing expansive growth. With Duke University drawing the college crowd and a thriving business environment drawing the professional crowd, it’s no wonder that the city continues to thrive. If you have recently made the switch to Durham, here are some things you won’t want to miss out on!

Keep up with the Art Scene at CAM
Head over to Raleigh and visit the Contemporary Art Museum, which locals love to refer to simply as CAM. Here you can see the work of up-and-coming artists and designers. Take advantage of new exhibits and see what emerging trends in art are.

Catch a Performance at the Durham Performing Arts Center
The exceptional acoustics of the Durham Performing Arts Center makes it a great place to catch a concert or play. From Broadway performances to dance performances to concerts from well-known names and local groups, you will find something interesting to see almost every weekend at the Durham Performing Arts Center.

Explore the Sarah P. Duke Gardens
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens may be part of Duke University, but there’s little academic to the space. Duke Gardens is known as one of the top public gardens in the United States and draws over 300,000 visitors each year.

Hike Along the Eno River
Eno River State Park is one of the natural areas in Durham. Take an afternoon to hike along the river and see the nature that calls Durham home.

Spend an Afternoon at the American Tobacco Historic District
In the American Tobacco Historic District, you can pursue whatever entertainment option you love. Head to the shops and galleries to gather local treasures, or take the family to the Ice Factory to ice skate. See outdoor concerts or participate in regular festivals throughout the year, or find some of Durham’s best dining options. While you are there, take the time to notice the historic architecture that makes the area so interesting.
Tobaco District

Tour the Duke Lemur Center
Do you love animals? The Duke Lemur Center will let you get up close and personal with lemurs in realistic habitats. It makes for a fun afternoon!

Durham is a community seeing tremendous growth, and it is accommodating that growth well. With so much to see and do, Durham promises that its residents will never be bored!

This article was contributed by Trinity Commons at Erwin, a luxury living development located across the street from Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC.

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