Durham, North Caroina is defined by its heritage as a college town – Durham is home to Duke University – and its connections to the tobacco industry. Find Durham vacation packages and discover that the city today embraces its heritage but boasts a revitalized atmosphere, with contemporary museums and family-friendly attractions galore. The Eno River, which flows through the city, adds to the scenic opportunities for fun on the water.
History buffs should head out of hotels in Durham, North Carolina, and straight to the Museum of Durham History downtown. Hear stories from Durham's history, learn about the heritage of its communities, and get an overview of this intriguing destination. Explore Brightleaf Square District. With its two turn-of-the-century tobacco warehouses it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but today offers many upscale stores and boutiques, making it a top shopping destination. The Duke Homestead State Historic Site, where Washington Duke started his tobacco empire, includes a restored 1800s family home, farm, original factory, and an on-site museum to explain it all. If you or your kids love animals, meet some of the 21 adorable lemur species at the Duke Lemur Center, a conservation facility within easy reach of Durham hotels. The Museum of Life + Science is designed for young children, and will teach them about topics from aerospace to dinosaurs. It also features a large butterfly house. For fun outdoors, go canoeing or fishing on the Eno River, or hike along the trails through the hills along its banks.
Durham boasts more than 700 restaurants, among them 50 that have won national or regional awards and accolades. Food critics rave about the city's culinary scene. Explore your dining options at Durham Tobacco, the former Lucky Strike cigarette factory that's now an extensive entertainment district. Restaurants these include tapas, sushi, and classic American offerings. Main Street in the Brightleaf Square District is the place to go for craft beer and vibrant nightlife.
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