Want to get out and explore Durham? Bucket list looking slim? Think you’ve done it all in Durham? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you’re in the right place.

As your Durham realtor, Katelyn Leanne Real Estate wanted to know: What Durham experience have you never tried but would like to? And boy, did you guys tell us.


Here are a few of our favorites:

Plan a staycation at The Durham, Unscripted, or 21c

Attend an after hours event at the Museum of Life and Science

Visit the Historic Parrish Street Forum and learn more about Black Wall Street

Do a coffee tasting at Counter Culture

Attend the Beaver Queen Pageant

And now… all the entries so you can steal a few ideas for your personal Durham bucket list.

Eno River State Park

Things to Do for Free

Take a behind the scenes tour of DPAC

Attend a children’s choir performance at Duke Chapel

Take a picture with Major the Bull

Go on a guided tour at the 21c Museum

Check out the championship trophies at Duke Basketball Hall of Fame

Do a coffee tasting at Counter Culture

Explore with the whole family at Ellerbe Creek Family Explorers Club

Take your pup to the Piney Wood dog park

Learn more about our city at the Museum of Durham History

Take a stroll in Duke Gardens

Strike a pose on the stage at Burch Avenue Park

Admire some of Durham’s street art

Swing in the hammocks at American Tobacco Campus

Hike at the Eno River State Park

Check out a tuba museum, V & E Simonetti’s Historic Tuba Collection

Take everyone to Family Day at Duke Homestead

See where ‘Bull Durham’ was filmed, Historic Durham Athletic Park and cheer on NCCU at a baseball game

Explore West Point on the Eno

Visit the Historic Parrish Street Forum and learn more about Black Wall Street

Volunteer at Durham Central Park

Play at one of Durham’s 65+ parks

Tour historic Bennett Place

Visit one of the largest plantations in NC, Stagville State Historic Site

Go on a Preservation Durham Tour

Walk Duke University’s campus

Ride your bike on American Tobacco Trail

Grab a book from a Free Little Library around town

Go on a Pony Bike Ride that ends at Ponysaurus Brewing

See a comedy show at Fullsteam: Bulltown Comedy Series (3rd Tuesday of every month)

Experience the Museum of Life and Science (Check out Durham County Residents Free day)

Check out a book from the Durham County Library

Food & Drink

Try a New Coffee Shop- Use our Ultimate Guide to 20+ Local Coffee Shops

Pick out some fresh fruit at Perkins Orchard

Indulge in brunch at Bull Street Gourmet & Market 

Try some German-Style Bakery Treats at Guglhupf

See the sunset a rooftop bar, The Durham Hotel or Unscripted are a good starts

Tour the Durham Distillery

Spoil your fur baby and grab a beer at Barley Labs

Sip cocktails in an alley at Alley Twenty Six

Find a little bit of everything at Parker & Otis

Try some homemade ice cream at The Parlour

Dine at a Durham staple, Foster’s Market

Hang by the fire pit at Bull City Ciderworks

Eat dinner on a goat farm at Elodie Farms

Become an owner at Durham Co-Op Market

Snack on some churros & great coffee from Cocoa Cinnamon

Treat yourself at Early Bird Donuts

Taste some 65+ beers at Pour Taproom (Not at one time)

Drink some mead at Honeygirl Meadery

Grab some sushi at M Sushi

Check out the only indoor txotx in the United States at Black Twig Cider

Try the “Best Waffles on Earth” at Big C Waffles

Try a new donut at Monuts

Dine outdoors at Parts & Labor

Eat Italian food at Cucciolo Osteria

Pick up some local products at Bulldega

Grab a burger at Bull City Burger and take a tour of their brewery

Scroll through Brightleaf Square

Dine outdoors on Namu’s patio (Check out their new beer hall too!)

Explore Durham

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Attend an after hours event at the Museum of Life and Science

See an American Dance Festival Performance- June 13-July 20

Plan a staycation at The Durham, Unscripted, or 21c

Attend the Beaver Queen Pageant

Get your sweat on at a new spot: check out some unique fitness studios in Durham here

Take the kids on a new adventure- see our guide to 35+ Things to Do with Kids around Durham

See the cherry blossoms bloom at Duke Gardens (The cherry blossoms usually bloom in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April)

See a film at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival– April 4-7

Check out a free event at MoogFest

Pick strawberries at Waller Family Farm-Picking starts around the last week of April, through May and into June.

Brunch it up at a new spot- here’s 11 Breakfast Spots to Try

Celebrate at the Festival for the Eno

Pick your own blueberries and blackberries at Herndon Hills Farm

Jam out at The Art of Cool Festival

Attend the World Beer Festival

See a Men’s Duke Basketball game at Cameron Stadium

Take a tour of the Duke Lemur Center

Also See: Durham’s Biggest Annual Events, Plus Something to Do Every Month


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