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Durham Hidden Gems You Should Discover

Posted by Discover Durham Staff on Jun 11, 2019 3:00:00 PM

It's not hard to find top-notch food, entertainment, and retail in Durham. But if you're looking for the hidden gems – tucked away eateries with a loyal following of regulars – you'll have to dig a little deeper. Explore unique Durham districts and unfamiliar retail and entertainment spots to expand your Bull City culinary horizons!

We read comments from Durham's loyal Facebook fans and Bull City Reddit users to learn their favorite secret-spot restaurants. Locals pitched in with the recommendations listed below.

Browse our convenient Google map of all of these locations.  

Estimated read time: 5 minutes

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Topics: Food & Drink, Events, Retail

FOMO? Don't miss the USATF Championships.

Posted by Ashley Strahm on Jun 5, 2019 3:29:17 PM

Thousands are sprinting to Durham for the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships —  and you're going to want to be here to see the magic these visitors bring to the Bull City.

Some of the fastest, strongest athletes from all over the country will descend upon the Bull City to qualify for their spots on the podium. It's easy to be awed by professional athletes with years of experience to fuel them; but what about those under 18 that are already more explosive than 98% of their peers? The talent is a sight to behold, and you'll have a front-row seat to the action.

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Dirty Durham: How the Bull City Does Agritourism

Posted by Ashley Strahm on May 30, 2019 5:26:32 PM

Durham's food scene is nationally lauded, and much of that praise centers on the local-driven farm-to-table movements. In other words, if you want to get to the root of Durham's food, you need to go to the farms.

What's more; there are an incredible amount of natural spaces that are just ready to be explored and that offer a lens into Durham's delightful delicacies, straight from the root or vine. You're invited to foray, explore, and expand your palate this season.

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

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Topics: Nature & Outdoors, Itineraries

What's New in Durham This Summer?

Posted by Amber Watson on May 30, 2019 5:25:05 PM

New Year, New Restaurants

It seems summer is both a time of renewal in Durham’s natural settings as well as a season of rejuvenation within the local restaurant community. Over the past few months, we have seen long-awaited restaurants return, reawaken, rebrand, and expand. Of course, a lot of new eateries have entered the scene as well. Take a look at the list below to catch all the latest happenings this summer!

Estimated read time: 3 minutes

Photos by Amber Watson, Bites of Bull City

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Topics: New Additions

Out and Wonderful: Durham Pride All Year Long

Posted by Ashley Strahm on May 30, 2019 5:20:34 PM

Durham is the most diverse, proud and vibrant destination in North Carolina.

It doesn't matter what time of year you visit, you will find queer folks celebrated, partners of all types walking down city streets, and pride flags waving in front of established businesses frequented by proud Durhamites of all kinds.

June is national Pride month, and though we all eagerly anticipate Pride: Durham's parade and official celebration in September, we honor our LGBTQIA community every day, especially during the summer. Here's a snapshot of how Durham is celebrating the wonderful, bold and colorful this month.

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