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Things to do in Durham

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Water Park
“Great outdoor water park, excellent choice for families in summer to spend a day.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious food... owned by a honest to goodness, real-deal, deli owning, brunch serving cult.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
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“Super cute place! Go on a Friday or a Saturday. In the summer you can sit on the patio by the creek.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great place for lunch or dinner. Overlooks the entire valley from a great lookout vantage point while you enjoy your meal. Only 15 minutes away.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“An immensely popular festival in nearby Durham, less than a half hour away, that describes itself, with good reason, as a "who’s who of bluegrass music." Great atmosphere in a happy gathering of shared love of the genre.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Fun farm tour for everyone in the family. They have loads of animals that you feed and learn about and help take care of. They also have tours with breakfast afterwards if you are early birds. They are only a short 15 minutes away.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Take a trip back in time to this general store which offers AMAZING sandwiches and essentials for your stay.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Enjoy the view of 5 states from 1,500 ft. on your way to your getaway in the Catskills!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great eatery,entertainment including Trivia and karaoke, in the heart of the Irish Cultural events”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Irish Music Festivals - Memorial Day weekend, and during July Catskill Irish Arts week. Also has a Irish house and a map of Ireland in brick. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Love vinyl records? This transplant from Ft. Greene in Brooklyn is now the hippest spot in Oak Hill.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Twice monthly auction. Lots of fun and bargains. Check the website... usually every other Friday at 4pm. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“This bar has been serving since the 30's?? My father in law who is 94, hung out here back in the day...it's gitche here but great cocktails and food.....pool tables in the back with a bit of bowling.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Delicious food... owned by a honest to goodness, real-deal, deli owning, brunch serving cult.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Lodging
“Super cute place! Go on a Friday or a Saturday. In the summer you can sit on the patio by the creek.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place for lunch or dinner. Overlooks the entire valley from a great lookout vantage point while you enjoy your meal. Only 15 minutes away.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“This bar has been serving since the 30's?? My father in law who is 94, hung out here back in the day...it's gitche here but great cocktails and food.....pool tables in the back with a bit of bowling.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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