Local Interests

Arts & Entertainment

Durham Performing Arts CenterDurham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) presents more than 200 performances every year. They present something for just about every taste.Carolina TheaterStrengthened from weathering nine decades of social, political and economic change, the Carolina Theatre continues to be a source of civic pride; an important marker of historic change; a valuable touchstone for the community; a crucial resource for education through the arts, and a beacon attracting visitors to partake in — and contribute to — the bright future of its city’s downtown.


Raleigh-Durham International AirportRaleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), conveniently located in Morrisville, is served by nine major airlines flying to 47 nonstop destinations. RDU offers more than 400 flights a day.

Cultural Arts

Ackland Art MuseumThe Museum’s permanent collection consists of more than 18,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs), as well as significant collections of European masterworks, twentieth-century and contemporary art, and DSC_0922North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes more than a dozen special exhibitions a year.Morehead Planetarium and Science CenterMorehead's programs include classes for adults and children, special courses for teachers, summer camps for children, afterschool programs, memberships, public viewings of astronomical events and public lectures. Since 2010, Morehead has produced the North Carolina Science Festival. Between traditional onsite offerings and its state outreach, Morehead serves more than a half million people every year.Nasher Museum of ArtThe Nasher Museum opened in 2005 as a major center for the arts on Duke University’s campus, in Durham and the surrounding Research Triangle area. The 65,000-square-foot building was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. The museum organizes and presents leading-edge exhibitions that travel to institutions worldwide. Dynamic programs include free Family Days, performing arts events, lectures, film series and social gatherings. More than 1 million people have visited the museum since it opened in 200


University of North Carolina at Chapel HillDuke UniversityDuke ChapelDuke University Chapel is a chapel located at the center of the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States.North Carolina Central University

Golf Courses

Finley Golf ClubFinley Golf Club course has been bestowed a 4.5 star rating from Golf Digest. The 18-hole course, designed by Tom Fazio, features five challenging tee boxes. The complex features a practice facility and Grill.Brier Creek Country ClubThe luxurious country club offers a private atmosphere, excellent cuisine, personalized services and a variety of activities. Amenities include a fitness center, tennis, aquatics, dining and a spa.Duke University Golf ClubThis public golf club features a PGA-trained teaching staff that provide golf lessons for adults and children. Junior golf includes an annual summer golf camp.Hope Valley Country ClubThe country club, established in 1926, features a Donald Ross championship golf course and recreational facilities offering dining, swimming and tennis. Old Chatham Golf ClubOld Chatham Golf Club is ranked the best private golf club in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle by the North Carolina Panel of Raters and Triangle Business Journal. The 18-hole championship course is situated in 400 acres of protected woodlands.

Parks & Recreation

Eno RiverEno River State Park—like its namesake—flows near urban areas of Durham and Orange counties with five scattered access areas, each just minutes from town amenities. The Eno River’s waters roll past mature forests, historic mill and home sites and river bluffs covered with flowering shrubs and across fords used by early settlers. The park offers nearly 30 miles of trails along a swift, shallow stream that’s popular with anglers, photographers and sightseers. Backcountry camping at individual sites and group campsites is available but all equipment must be carried in. Canoeing and kayaking are permitted but sometimes difficult due to shallow water.Sarah P. Duke GardensThe Sarah P. Duke Gardens consist of approximately 55 acres of landscaped and wooded areas at Duke University. There are 5 miles of allées, walks, and pathways throughout the gardens.

Shopping & Dining

The Streets at Southpoint MallThe destination mall includes 172 popular name brand and unique retailers, specialty stores, AMC Theater, and variety of eateries and restaurants.Brier Creek CommonsLocated in the Raleigh/Durham metro area, Brier Creek Commons is an 800,000 square foot open-air lifestyle center with specialty shops, restaurants and entertainment.


Dean Smith CenterCarolina basketball plays its home games at the Smith Center, one of the most recognized athletic venues in America. The Smith Center became the home of the Tar Heels in 1986 and has since become a cherished traditional symbol of Carolina basketball.Durham Bulls Athletic Park Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) is a 10,000-seat ballpark in Durham, North Carolina that is home to the Durham Bulls, the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball.Kenan Memorial StadiumKenan Memorial Stadium is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is the home field of the North Carolina Tar Heels. It is primarily used for football. The stadium opened in 1927 and holds 62,562 people. It is located near the center of campus at the University of North Carolina.
Last Updated: 5/23/2018