American Tobacco District- one of the best things to do in Downtown Durham

4 of the Best Things to Do in Downtown Durham, NC

It’s no secret that Durham, NC, is packing with endless activities and things to do. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing stroll through one of the city’s gorgeous historic districts, or interested in grabbing a bite to eat, you can find it here! Let us steer you in the right direction so you’re able to experience only the very best our town has to offer. Here are four of the best things to do in Downtown Durham.  

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Here Are the Best Things to Do in Downtown Durham

1. Brightleaf Square

Mosey down to Brightleaf Square to find a quaint historic district full of some of Durham’s best shops and restaurants. This upscale area has everything you need for a day of exploring the heart of the city. With a backdrop of abundant greenery and the old historic brick building tobacco warehouses since converted to these wonderful shops and restaurants, this area captures the historic essence of the area while providing plenty of things to do. 

2. Breweries 

Hitting local breweries is a favorite among visitors and locals. Although Durham provides that small-town feel, there’s no shortage of local craft brews to sip and enjoy while you’re here. You can even find many of these in Downtown Durham! Some of our favorites are Bull City CiderworksPonysaurus Brewing Company, and Hi-Wire Brewing

3. American Tobacco Historic District

When visiting Durham, there’s nothing more appropriate than visiting the focal point of the city that has stood in different varieties since 1890. The American Tobacco District has been transformed from one of the biggest industrial centers in the country to a community hosting all the city’s best attractions. You’ll find restaurants, shops, theatres, and even the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. It’s easy to spend a day exploring this area. 

4. Durham Central Park 

Durham Central Park is another must-visit attraction in the Durham area, hosting a wide variety of events year-round. The Park is especially arts-focused venue that holds cultural celebrations, local vendors, and more throughout the year. Plus, it’s a great place to enjoy a romantic picnic in the grass.  

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