Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park

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4700 Emperor Blvd, I-40 at Exit 282 (Page Road), Durham, NC, 27703, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (919) 941-5050   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7057


Things to Do in Durham, NC

When you book your stay at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park, you'll discover the many things to do in Durham NC and surround yourself with the best entertainment and nightlife the area has to offer. From headliner concerts to great shopping, there is something for everyone just outside our doors.

things to do in durham nc

Arts & Culture

North Carolina Museum of Art

The Museum features more than 40 galleries as well as more than a dozen works of art in its 164-acre Museum Park.

Durham Performing Arts Center

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is home to the biggest and best Broadway shows, superstar concerts, and fun performances for families and young audiences.

North Carolina State Fair

Home of the North Carolina State Fair, which is held for 11 days in mid-October, the fair annually attracts more than 1 million visitors.

Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts

Experience live theater, ballet, opera, and other performances in some of the most elegant performance venues in the Southeast.

Sarah P. Dukes Gardens

Known by many as the "crown jewel" of Duke Univesity, the renowned gardens boast 55 acres of beautifully landscaped and wooded areas.

Morehead Planetarium and Science

Located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus, the planetarium is one of the oldest and largest planetariums in the United States.

Shopping & Dining

The Streets at Southpoint

A premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in the Triangle and was featured as one of the '10 Great Places to Spend It All in One Place' by USA Today.

American Tabacco Campus

A renovated tobacco warehouse and factory now features restaurants, an amphitheater, public green space and biking trails, offices, and "Bull River," a quarter-mile-long river walk.

Brightleaf Square

A renovated tobacco warehouse now home to locally owned shops and acclaimed restaurants.

Sports & Entertainment

The Crossings Golf Club

Whether you're looking to improve your swing or just grab a bite to eat, this 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ron Garl will cater to all experience levels. Learn more about golf options during your stay.

PNC Arena

The indoor arena is home to the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes and the NC State Wolfpack.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

Home of the world famous Durham Bulls Baseball Club and headquarters of USA Baseball, the park seats 10,000 and includes picnic areas, skybox rentals, and is considered to be one of the premier ballparks in the nation.


A renowned private university that spans more than 8,600 acres and is home to the BlueDevils.

You're in the perfect location to visit the beautiful UNC Chapel Hill.

The United States' first public African-American liberal arts college.

Home of the Wolfpack, the public university has 34,000 students and 2,000 members of its faculty.

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What's Nearby

  1. Durham Performing Arts Center
  2. Duke University
  3. North Carolina Central University
  4. North Carolina State Fairgrounds
  5. North Carolina State University
  6. Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  7. North Carolina Museum of Art

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