Wanderlust Series: Durham
There’s more than meets the eye at Millennium Durham; something the property has in common with its hometown.
Renowned for technology and academics, Durham is a small city packed with the culture of a large urban environment. Durham’s downtown revitalization efforts offer an emerging culinary scene and unique shopping opportunities in Brightleaf Square. The Durham Performing Arts Center hosts an ever-changing line-up of acclaimed Broadway shows, concerts, comedy nights, family events and the American Dance Festival. Feeling sporty? Catch a baseball game at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
But it’s not just Durham’s most popular attractions that deserve a visit- don’t skip these hidden gems during your visit to Bull City.
Sample more than 40 different styles of beer at this 10,000 sq. ft. biergarten-style tap room in Durham’s Golden Belt development. Relax with friends and family over soccer pool, ping pong, foosball, and shuffleboard. Local brews abound from nearby Trophy Brewing and Durty Bull. Formerly a textile mill, the space now boasts wall-to-wall murals that are going to look amazing on your Instagram feed. This new kid on the block is quickly gaining traction as one of the hottest things to do in Durham, NC at night.
Owners Andia and George were inspired by Andia’s “big, fat, Greek family” to open their family-run, premium ice cream shop. Each flavor is made with love in small batches. Operating for years out of their home kitchen, the couple opened their first brick and mortar location in 2017. Treat yourself to a doughnut sundae or a limited run milkshake at this local favorite. Vegans rejoice: they’ve got you covered with options, too!
It’s not every day that you have the opportunity to visit a wildlife refuge for earth’s most threatened animal. The non-profit organization at Duke Lemur Center aims to learn about these endangered animals so they can put the best possible protective efforts in place to ensure the species’ future. In addition to being the home of the world’s largest and most diverse captive colony of lemurs, the Center promotes the animals’ conservation in their native home of Madagascar. 90-minute tours are available by appointment seven days a week.
Which local gem are you the most excited to visit?