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Durham is about halfway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks. With about 230,000 residents, Durham is the fourth-largest city state, yet it maintains the friendly character of a small town. Residents and visitors enjoy a wide range of cultural, historical, educational and natural amenities.

During the day, you may want to take your kids to visit the acclaimed, entirely hands-on Museum of Life and Science, or visit some of Durham's many historic sites, like Bennett Place or Stagville. Perhaps you want to explore the miles of nature trails along the Eno River, or take a stroll through through downtown's distinguished eateries and local retailers. If you like sports, you'll be happy to know that Durham and the Triangle have them all. When it comes to college basketball though, we must warn you, we are fanatics!

At night, you may want to enjoy a live performance at the beautifully restored Carolina Theatre or the splendid new Durham Center for the Performing Arts. We also have some of the region’s (and indeed the South's) best restaurants. Put on your bib for some finger-licking barbecue, or straighten your tie for a great piece of steak or fish. Our restaurants will not disappoint you!

There's plenty more to see and do in North Carolina's 4th largest city.

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