Local Advise


If you find yourself in need of toiletries or something else that a drug store might provide, there are two drug stores in downtown Durham (Main Street Pharmacy and Gurley’s) and a small grocery store (The Bulldega). Gurley’s is almost all OTC meds and prescriptions, Main Street is a little more full service. Dolly’s Vintage also has nice some bath items and odds and ends, like sewing kits and phone chargers.


Brunch at The Little Dipper is really unique and a lot of fun! Their make-your-own French Toast is yummy!!


All of the Bull City Swingout locations are near the Durham Farmers’ Market, which will be in full swing on Saturday morning – keep that in mind as you hunt for breakfast (lots of breakfast pastries and fruit, I recommend stopping by Loaf, either at their booth or at their store on Parrish Street) and for parking (if you can’t find street parking, just go ahead and park in the deck near the Armory and walk).
While we’re talking about a quick breakfast, I also recommend Rise Durham Downtown biscuits and donuts, which is basically next to the farmers’ market on Foster St.


Mateo. Eat there. It is good. You will like it


Museum of Life and Science (If you are looking for something to do during the day the butterfly exibhit is top notch)


That the American Tobacco Campus is THE place to go in Durham if you play Pokémon Go or HP: Wizards Unite!


Fullsteam Brewery is one of my favorite places to get a beer. They have such creative and yummy beers and a great community vibe it never disappoints. I am not going to say BCS is in the venues it is because Fullsteam is across the street, but it certainly doesn’t hurt.


The Duke Lemur Center is a great way to spend an afternoon. You can see the largest collection of these furry creatures outside of Madagascar! They do amazing preservation work for the highly threatened animals.


Ecstatic Dance at the Living Arts Collective is a really good time. If you want to try out a different kind of dance Sunday morning from 11:30-1:00 you can join the “dance wave.” It is very non-judgmental and freeing.


Eno River State Park is where we go to go hiking near Durham. And on hot days we sometimes go splash around in the river.