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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
“Zoom Flume is a water park in East Durham, New York. Zoom Flume is named after Zoom Flume, the first ride built there. Zoom Flume consists of eight slides, five play areas, and four restaurants. Zoom Flume is opened to public from The end of June through Labor Day.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The inside of this restaurant looks to have been built by Hobbits and is run by the 12 Tribes. Check times before you go. ”
  • 9 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.”
  • 3 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
“The MJQ Irish Cultural Center has programs and events throughout the year to present and preserve Irish culture through fine arts, language, literature, theater, music, dance and folk arts.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 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
  • 4 locals recommend
Neighborhood
  • 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
“The inside of this restaurant looks to have been built by Hobbits and is run by the 12 Tribes. Check times before you go. ”
  • 9 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
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 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
Restaurant
“Looks like a good old fashioned dive with great food. Great lasagna. Take out.”
  • 1 local recommends

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