As college life winds down for so many students around the Bull City, they may be hit with the stark realization that the past four years have flown by, and there were so many activities they didn’t get to mark off their Durham checklist. We’re here to help. This graduation bucket list is everything you need to see, do, eat, and enjoy before making your mark on the world outside of Durham.
One bit of advice? Start now!
1. Attend a Free Outdoor Concert
2. Hike the Eno
Go for a springtime hike at the 4,200-acre Eno River State Park, stopping for photos on the suspension bridge.
3. Tea Time
4. Bull Durham
Attend a Durham Bulls home game, especially on a theme night like Star Wars night or Merge Records night.
5. Make Lemur Friends
6. Go Eagles!
Attend a North Carolina Central University baseball game at the historic Durham Athletic Park.
7. Durham Restaurants
Eat and drink at as many celebrated Durham restaurants and coffee shops as possible, Need some ideas? Check out these lists to make your own dining map.
8. Go Bar Hopping
Visit (or revisit) some favorite Durham dive bars like Devines, Green Room, and Shooters II (and ride the bull of course), then toast to adulthood at swanky spots like Bar Virgile, Alley 26 Twenty Six, and the rooftop at The Durham Hotel.
9. Craft Breweries
Forget PBR and Natty Light – create your own Bull City beer crawl by stopping at Durham’s local craft breweries.
10. Visit the Farmers' Market
11. Go Shopping
Cruise downtown on foot, visiting Brightleaf Square, Black Wall Street, and local boutiques like Chet Miller, Indio, and Everyday Magic. You can stop by the Durham Visitor Info Center in the heart of downtown for recommendations and to use the phone charging station.
12. Break out your Camera
Take photos in front of iconic Durham backdrops like the Lucky Strike smokestack and water tower, the Pauli Murray murals, and Major the Bull. Check out this list of must sees for more photo op ideas.
13. Represent the Bull City
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