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Attention Newlyweds: Here's Your Guide to Durham Mini-Moons

Posted by Shayla Martin on Feb 1, 2019 5:15:30 PM

These days, the traditional honeymoon is open to interpretation.

If you can’t spare thousands of dollars or two weeks away from work, or you'd rather take a shorter trip closer to home to celebrate your union, you're not alone.

You're a lucky lovebird, as it turns out.  Durham is the perfect place to build a temporary love nest before flying to your forever wedded home. To all the newlywed and not-so-newlywed (but still deeply in love) couples out there, this post is for you.

Estimated read time: 4 minutes

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Topics: Parties, Reunions & Weddings, Itineraries, Hotels & Lodging

The Battle of the Blues

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Feb 1, 2019 5:14:24 PM

This rivalry pounds in the veins of residents across the country, let alone 277 area codes. Even if you live far outside of the boundaries of Durham/Orange county, you'd better figure out which blue you bleed, and quick.

The rivalry between the Duke University Blue Devils and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels has permeated all types of playing fields, courts, pitches and stadiums for decades. It's why students huddle together for warmth in makeshift tents outside Cameron Indoor Stadium, taking shifts to take showers. It's only during the sweet winter months, however, that we get to see it all play out on the unforgiving hardwood.

People try to joke about it to relieve the inescapable, palpable tension — but it's real. We're not the only ones who acknowledge these tales as far more than those of lore. This history has been told, retold, and dissected and argued for quite some time, and will continue to be for seasons to come. 

Relive the rivalry's storied history, and then pick your side. Every year, every game is sure to be a wild ride; you may as well experience it first hand in the Bull City.

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Topics: Sports & Recreation

Your Guide to 2019 Durham Winter Weekend Getaways

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Feb 1, 2019 5:14:05 PM

Whether you prefer to stay indoors or head outside for an invigorating adventure in brisk temperatures, Durham’s many attractions, events, and eateries provide the perfect backdrop to your winter getaway.

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Topics: Itineraries

Distinctly Durham Date Ideas for 2019

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Jan 24, 2019 2:29:23 PM

Love is in the air, y'all. Our sidewalks are perfect for a lovers' stroll, but also serve as the best path to unique adventures  for you and your loved one.

Thanks to Durham’s world-class drinking and dining scene, it’s pretty easy to plan a date centered around a night out at a bar or restaurant — but if you're looking for something out of the ordinary,  check out these unique date night (or day!) activities you could only embark on in the Bull City.

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Topics: Itineraries, Arts & Entertainment, Nature & Outdoors

Lasting Legacy: 2019 Black History In Durham

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Jan 15, 2019 3:33:25 PM

The history of African-Americans in Durham is as integral to our story as the mortar and brick that built the Bull City. Grit, fortitude, and the unapologetic pursuit of justice are lasting legacies of a community that influenced the progress of Americans toward equality from coast to coast.

We know Monday, January 21 is a federal holiday to honor the non-violent resistance and social mobilization efforts of an incredible figure: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

But how much do you know about his connection to Durham?

Here, we're taking a look back at King's history in Durham, and we look forward to recognizing Black History Month in Durham during this commemorative 150th year of the Bull City. His legacy persists deep within our community.

Estimated read time: 4 minutes

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Topics: Events, Black History Month

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