Perfect Location, Perfect Time of Year

Spring is an ideal time to visit Durham. The average high temperature is 79 degrees Fahrenheit. The beautiful green landscape will draw you outside to relax between sessions. You have a choice of trails to explore, fun shops to walk to, and many outdoor dining options. 

The biggest problem about coming to Durham? You may not want to leave. 

"Strolling through Trinity Heights, Brightleaf, and City Center, all just minutes away, guaranteed a unique experience every time I set foot outside - from delicious burritos at Cosmic Cantina and Monuts' famous donuts, to local craft brews at Fullsteam or cocktails and board games at the Atomic Fern."

Kevin Jarbo, Carnegie Mellon University


The Residence Inn

Live across the street from Duke University's East Campus and walking distance to the heart of vibrant downtown Durham

The Residence Inn Duke University Medical Center offers all of the comforts you desire and the ideal location. Enjoy spacious apartment-style suites with full-size kitchens and living area. Free wifi and HDTVs keep you connected. Kitchens include large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove, coffee maker, and more. After a workout in our 24-Hour fitness center or a dip in the heated pool, start your day with a free hot breakfast buffet. You'll be quite comfortable here!

Durham Transforms to a Destination

Read what The New York Times said about its trip to the Bull City. Lean about some of the tasty spots that bring tourists to "the foodie capital of the South." Or explore the Durham Visitor's Bureau and the Duke University websites to learn more about Durham. Our entrepreneurial city has flourished in the last decade to become a popular destination in the South. Come and see why! 

Visit Thanks to The Templeton Foundation

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You'll have the chance to enjoy Durham thanks to the Templeton Foundation. Each SSNAP fellow will receive:

  • room and board

  • travel expenses

  • a $1500 honorarium

Join us for an exciting and valuable experience in Durham next May! Apply now to be a SSNAP fellow!