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Durham

Trip Planner USA  /  North Carolina  /  Durham
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Things to do: sightseeing, parks, nightlife

Flowers of the Carolinas

Once the seat of a thriving tobacco industry, Durham has seen some significant moments in American history. In the early 20th century, tobacco manufacturing led to rapid growth in the area, and the early-American architecture stands as a memorial to this period, with tall red-brick warehouses and stately homes. One of the first civil rights sit-ins took place in the town, and sites such as "Black Wall Street" pay homage to the rich African-American heritage in the city. Some of the tobacco district has been revitalized--restaurants and entertainment venues have brought energy back to the manufacturing spaces. Our United States vacation route planner allows you to plan your trip to Durham and a wealth of other destinations big and small.
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Durham offers over 8,000 rooms within the city limits. Some of these cater to long-term visitors with fully furnished apartments, but charming boutique hotels and bed and breakfasts offer one-of-a-kind accommodation for short stays. Luxury, full-service hotels are another option for those seeking special extras, such as spas for the executive traveler.
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