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A Local's Guide to Southpoint & South Durham

The south Durham area is anchored by the popular shopping destination, The Streets at Southpoint mall. But did you know that the mall is just one of the places that shouldn't be missed? Locals know that south Durham has much to offer for shopping, dining, local beer, and entertainment. Check out the following guide to get the most out of this popular Durham district.

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Shop at Popular Stores and Local Boutiques

The Streets at Southpoint mall is well known for featuring the shopping brands people love. It's easy to find what you're looking for, whether you want the latest in luxury, a head start on holiday shopping, or you just like to browse. Enjoy free parking and shops like the Apple Store, Crate + Barrel, West Elm, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and more.

Around the mall, there are several other shopping centers including Renaissance Village and Renaissance Center at Southpoint. These feature national brands like Target, Home Goods, World Market, Nordstrom Rack, REI, Babies"R"Us, and Old Navy.

You can also shop at locally-owned stores at nearby Sutton Station like The Wine Cellar and Whimsical Prints Paper & Gifts. In Hope Valley Commons visit Kids Kloset for consignment items, enjoy wine or beer from the Hope Valley Bottle Shop in Woodcroft Commons, or try The Mad Popper in Homestead Market for uniquely flavored popcorn and gifts.

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Dine at Restaurants that Get National Press and Local Love

Durham has been called the Tastiest Town in the South by Southern Living and south Durham is no exception. Check out the following local favorite and celebrated cuisine restaurants located in south Durham, or search all restaurants in the area:

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Relax and Try the Local Beer

South Durham is a great place to find unique beers at a selection of craft beer shops. Go to the Glass Jug for beers on tap and the Triangle's first counter-pressure growler filling station. Stop by Growler Grlz to try several options with a flight of beer and the help of the staff. Bull Craft Bottle Shop features NC brews that you can take home in bottles or enjoy a pint in the store. Or head to Sam's Bottle Shop to discover hard-to-find beers near Hope Valley Commons. While you're in the store, grab a pint and head to the second floor patio for a break. 

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Find Entertainment and More to Explore

The Streets at Southpoint mall features the latest in blockbuster screenings at the AMC Southpoint 17 theater. You will enjoy an IMAX screen and stadium seating with state-of-the-art sound and projection.

On Saturday mornings, check out the South Durham Farmers' Market in the Greenwood Commons shopping plaza. All of the vendors are local, giving visitors a chance to experience Durham from a local's perspective.

Hop on the American Tobacco Trail with easy access from The Streets at Southpoint parking lot. Enjoy a short stroll across the pedestrian bridge over Interstate 40, or explore many miles in either direction along the trail.

Explore history at Patterson's Mill Country Store, a museum and shop that includes a turn-of-the-century doctor's office, a collection of historic pharmaceutical goods and tobacco advertisements, as well as local crafts and collectibles.

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Stay the Night at Convenient Hotels

The south Durham and Southpoint experience offers enough to fill a day or weekend with shopping, dining, and more. Make the most of your day and then spend the night at one of several affordable lodging properties nearby.

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