For Visitors

Intro

Welcome to downtown Durham. Downtown is full of one-of-a-kind shops, award winning restaurants featuring locally sourced food and international cuisine, Broadway shows, arts, culture, music, sports and more for you to explore. Check out our interactive map for places to try, or just walk around and Find Your Cool as you go.

Parking

Parkdurham.org is a one-stop-shop for parking information. Visit: http://www.parkdurham.org/

The Passport app makes it easy to pay for parking using your mobile phone. Download it here: https://ppprk.com/park/

Events

Event Calendar

Whether you're visiting downtown Durham for a few hours or a few days, there are always fun and interesting things to do. Music, arts, sports, theatre, dance – the DDI event calendar is the place to find out what's happening downtown.

Third Friday Durham

Explore downtown Durham’s vibrant art scene. Visit galleries, artist studios, shops, restaurants and music, from 6-9 p.m. every Third Friday, and enjoy the music of local buskers from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Check out the Third Friday Durham Facebook Event Page for information about this month's performers.

Map

Downtown Durham is less than one square mile, but it's packed with restaurants, shops and galleries. Use our interactive map to find great places to eat and one-of-a-kind boutiques, or download a map to take with you on a walking tour.

Entertainment

Anchored by the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), the Carolina Theatre and Durham Bulls Baseball, downtown Durham offers world-class entertainment, or a casual night out dancing or listening to live music. With our interactive search feature, you'll find exactly what you're looking for.

Dine

Did you know you're visiting the "Foodiest Small Town in America" (Bon Appetit)? Or that Durham is the "Tastiest Town in the South" (Southern Living)? Downtown Durham is home to more than 75 restaurants. When it comes to delicious, locally sourced, beautifully prepared cuisine, you're in the right place.

Shop

One of the best things about visiting a new place is finding cool gifts for your friends (or yourself) that you won't find anywhere else. Downtown Durham has an impressive collection of one-of-a-kind shops and boutiques with unique treasures to fit any budget. Use the search feature to plan your shopping trip, or venture out on a walking tour.

Services

Downtown Durham has everything you expect to make your visit fantastic: award-winning hotels, spas and salons, and a variety of places to work out. But you can also find things to help with the unexpected – like eyeglass repair, dentists and veterinary services – all within a few blocks. Our search tool makes it easy to find exactly what you need.