(BLACK PR WIRE) -- Anyone who knows anything about Durham, North Carolina (affectionately called the Bull City), knows that it has a lot to offer any resident or visitor. There's history, sports, arts, culture, ethnic diversity, and nationally-acclaimed restaurants.
Durham inhabits a prime location in the heart of North Carolina and is a nexus for learning, achievement, creativity, research and industry. Durham African-Americans have made incredible contributions to the State and the nation, from pioneering the Piedmont Blues to heading the U.S. Olympic Committee. Many nationally known recording artists and songwriters have also called Durham home, including Pastor Shirley Caesar.
Durham really makes the grade when it comes to education and is known worldwide as the city of Medicine, USA. It is also one of the South's favorite wedding locales. More than 5.46 million people visit Durham each year to enjoy a wealth of things to see and do including taking advantage of art galleries, golf, history, nature & science museums, sports, and entertainment & events. In fact, there is a wealth of events hosted by the city each year. This includes jazz festivals, blues festivals, symphony concerts, art exhibitions, and a multitude of cultural expositions, such as the American Dance Festival and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
Whether you're into history or sports, art or science, architecture or African-American heritage, Durham has many attractions that you won't want to miss. Here are just a few of the things worth seeing in Durham: Bennett Place State Historic Site; Historic Downtown, American Tobacco, and Brightleaf Districts; Duke Chapel and The Sarah P. Duke Gardens; Duke Homestead State Historic Site & Tobacco Museum; Hayti Heritage Center; Historic Stagville; Museum of Life and Science; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and N.C. Central University Art Museum; Patterson's Mill Country Store; and West Point on the Eno City Park.
Durham's distinctive dining is arguably the most sophisticated in the state, thanks to a thriving colony of nationally acclaimed chefs who call Durham home. Overall, there are more than 300 Durham restaurants to please the palate. Notable dining establishments are primarily concerted in the Ninth Street, Brightleaf, and University Drive areas. There is a resurgence of restaurants in and around the downtown area, including several new restaurants in the American Tobacco District.
Durham also offers an impressive array of shopping. From its unique malls, commercial districts and markets, to its dozens of online retailers, you'll find Durham gifts, memorabilia, locally made products, and hidden treasures that you'll cherish forever.
If one thing is certain, Durham, North Carolina is a sight to see and a great place to be. It's where great things happen!