Whether you’re headed to Durham, North Carolina, for work or play, these are the four spots you’ll want to visit before you leave.
The American Tobacco Campus is truly a spot you’ll see and instantly think, wow, I’d love to work here! The reclaimed tobacco and industry structures are now home to startup offices, breweries, shops, theaters, businesses and more, including the Burt’s Bees Headquarters and original Burt’s cabin. It’s all interwoven with beautiful green space and water features and lots of spots to sit and enjoy the historic view.
If you’ve ever been turned off by Broadway’s ticket prices and crowds, but you can’t quite find the same high-caliber performances anywhere else, you’ve just found the perfect spot. Durham Performing Arts Center is easily accessible from downtown, more affordable than performing arts centers in major cities on the East Coast and always bringing in top talent from Broadway. Some of the upcoming shows include Rock of Ages, Dear Evan Hansen, Anastasia, Cruel Intentions and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
This minor league baseball stadium is unique for several reasons. It was featured in the 1980s rom-com starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon, Bull Durham. It’s home to the first brewery in the United States owned by a minor league team, Bull Durham Beer Company. It also trades out conventional concessions for local foods and vendors you won’t find anywhere else. On top of all that, it’s a great spot for some classic Americana, with its intimate feel, great views from every seat, affordable ticket and concession prices and weekly fireworks shows.
You probably wouldn’t expect Durham to be home to the world’s second-largest concentration of lemurs, but then there’s the Duke Lemur Center. It houses around 250 lemurs across 21 lemur species, the largest collection of lemurs outside Madagascar. Take a tour to see these cuties up close.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.