Duke's own Main St. next to East Campus. Local shops, specialty eateries, bank, a great stroll on a nice day.
This is "the strip" for Duke students. Don't worry if you are too old for college, you can feel at home here too. There are hip eateries, shopperies, coffeeries, ice creameries, all within walking distance of each other. One of you want a falafel and the other a burrito? Come to Ninth Street to…
Great place to get the "college town" feel, with dining, bars, shopping, bookstores, etc.
This is Durham's iconic & historic Shop Local scene. One of a kind boutiques, crafts stores, Durham apparel, and more. Restaurants. nightclubs, etc. Long before downtown Durham was "the scene" there was 9th St and it's still a beloved local treasure. Don't miss our independent bookstore, The…
“Yummy & healthy! Many places in Durham offer Southern comfort food. Refectory is a healthier option if you prefer to have your not to cover your food with pork gravy. Indoor & outdoor seating. ”
“If you're looking for a great steak or tasty tapas, head to Metro 8 Steakhouse on 9th St. which is a fun, active local shopping and restaurant scene. Long before downtown Durham became the place to be, there has always been 9th St. If you truly want to know Durham as the locals do, you need to go to 9th St. Don't miss our independent bookstore, The Regulator also.”
“This museum features a historical look at tobacco farming, production, and marketing. You will know more than you ever wanted about the origin of the ready made cigarette...but you will feel smarter for it. This place is still a working tobacco farm, so you can see what the plant looks like when growing, curing, and being processed. It is very neat and family friendly. This museum explains the origins of the Duke family fortune and much of the beginning of Durham's history as a tobacco town.”