Visit Downtown


You can download a printable map that lists all of the restaurants, shopping and attractions in Downtown Durham.  Download Map

What to Do
Looking for stuff to do in downtown? First visit our Event Calendar that lists all of the events happening in downtown. Check out our SUGGESTED ITINERARY if you are visiting downtown for the weekend.

Where to Stay
If you are looking for somewhere to stay, check out the Durham Marriott at the Durham Convention Center right in the heart of downtown. Close to shops, restaurants, theater and much more, the Marriott is a great place for your weekend trip. There is also a brand new Courtyard by Marriott scheduled to open in early 2010. There are also plans for additional hotels to be open in 2010 expanding the number of hotel rooms in downtown from 190 to over 400.

Where to Eat
Durham is know as the "Foodiest Small Town in America" by Bon Appetit Magazine, and Downtown has over 40 restaurants, offering fine dining and local favorites. Check out our Business Listing of Restaurants in Downtown, or download our Downtown Map to locate the perfect choice for your dining experience.

Interactive Maps
Our Interactive Maps are the perfect tool for exploring all Downtown Durham has to offer. Find restaurants, shopping, local attractions and even commercial & residential spaces that are available. You can decide as little or as much to display and get the info you want.

Transit Options
How in the world do you get around downtown? First, WALK! Downtown is only 12x14 blocks, so you can get to any location in downtown within a 10 minute walk from the City Center.

If you are looking to travel beyond downtown, you can head over to Durham Station and take the bus (Durham Area Transit Authority, Triangle Transit and Greyhound are all housed in the Station). A FREE Downtown Circulator will also begin running in late 2009 to connect Downtown, Duke University, Duke Hospital, Ninth Street, NCCU and Golden Belt. A new Amtrak station in the West Village Complex also provides train service through downtown and connects Durham to the rest of the country.

Parking Information
Parking is available throughout Downtown Durham via on-street parking, parking decks and parking lots. On-street parking is free in downtown, with time limits depending on location. Parking Deck parking is charged at a rate of $.75 per hour. Parking in decks for events usually incurs an additional fee.