City Portrait

Don’t forget to take in the city of Durham while you’re in town. This city is quickly becoming a hot destination spot in North Carolina. Check out the following articles about places to eat and things to do.

Vogue just published an article titled: Why Durham is North Carolina’s Hippest City.

Durham is perhaps known first and foremost as the home to Duke University (and its famed basketball team), but it’s becoming a destination for much more than just Blue Devils games. In recent years, a bustling and creative culinary scene has emerged. The Durham Performing Arts Center, American Tobacco Campus, Brightleaf Square, and Durham Bulls games—where you can watch a home run while noshing on empanadas and peach cobbler with ice cream—are also noteworthy attractions.

Garden & Gun: Growth Spurt: Durham’s New Hot Spots

The Kentucky-based group behind the 21c hotels, where hallways and elevator bays double as gallery space, found a home for its fourth location in a Durham high-rise designed by the same firm that drafted plans for the Empire State Building. At Counting House, the lobby restaurant and bar, the culinary arts intersect with installations like Ned Kahn’s Spoonfall, a mesmerizing wall of water trickling down rows of utensils.