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Comprised of different neighborhoods and districts with distinctive flavors, vibes, and scenes, Durham is a microcosm of America's melting pot of people, cultures, and places. Not your typical college town, Durham certainly has a few districts with a distinct feel. It also has a growing and vibrant downtown, a warehouse district with music clubs, restaurants, bars, and a brewery, plus districts known for their unique dining and shopping.

Explore this section to learn about the distinct personalities represented in Durham's shopping and dining districts.

District - Downtown


Downtown is the vibrant heartbeat of Durham and is comprised of several unique districts. Spend a day, a morning, or a week seeing all it has to offer. Read More

District - Ninth Street

Ninth Street & Duke

This district features quirky, unforgettable shops, museums, gardens, and one of the top-ranking universities in the country. Read More

District - RTP

Research Triangle Park

Research Triangle Park is one of the leading research parks in the country and an area filled with innovative companies. Read More

District - Rockwood

Rockwood & South Square

Not bound by traditional district lines, Rockwood and South Square offer something for everyone from foodies to musicians to antique lovers. Read More

District - Southpoint

Southpoint Area

While visitors can shop ‘til they drop in Southpoint, there’s more to this area than retail alone; discover all Southpoint brings to Durham. Read More

District - Other

Other Areas

Durham is home to African-American historical sites expansive natural areas. Check them out here. Read More

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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604