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.
South Philadelphia is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods — with attitude to boot. The foodie, Italian neighborhood continues to rise through the ranks as one of the city’s longest-lasting, cuisine-centric locales, but with a lot of new blood moving in.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
While it’s unlikely you’d go all the way to Lisbon, Portugal, for just one dish, there’s certainly one bite you must have while you’re there: the egg tart. Pastel de nata (cream pastry) is a national obsession that has become a bucket-list bite for nearly every traveler to the country’s seaside capital. Fortunately for tourists, the city’s most iconic landmark, Belém Tower, is located just across the street and down the shoreline from the city’s undisputed powerhouse of pastel, Pastéis de Bélem. Unfortunately for visitors, the line leading to Pastéis de Bélem’s bakery counter may be the longest line found anywhere in the city, as salivating hordes wait their turn to taste the original, secret recipe invented by the monks of the nearby Jerónimos Monastery in Santa Maria de Bélem, itself an architecture masterpiece that places it at the top of any Lisbon must-list.
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.
According to a recent study from financial services company Allianz Global Assistance, more than a third of Americans haven’t taken a vacation in two years. For this study, a vacation is considered a leisure trip of at least a week to a destination more than 100 miles away.