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    34 Amazing Things That Will Make You Fall In Love With Durham N.C.

    And you thought Portland was cool.

    1. The Bull City is the southern funk town of your dreams.

    2. It has more good food than you know what to do with.

    3. Like the donuts from Monuts.

    4. Or the popsicles from Locopops.

    6. Every. single. dipping. sauce from Chubby's Tacos.

    7. Pizza from anywhere else will never look this good.

    8. You'll forever be in breakfast heaven.

    9. Because Dame's Chicken & Waffles is the king of breakfast-for-dinner.

    Same with Nzinga's Breakfast Cafe, the champ of home cooked meals that your taste buds yearn for.

    10. The best waffle fries and wings are from Heavenly Buffaloes.

    11. Cosmic Cantina will always be there for you at 3 AM.

    12. Because you need re-fueling after attending any show in Durham.

    13. Shows at the Duke Coffeehouse are some of the most memorable nights of your life.

    Like when Mac DeMarco stopped by and crowd-surfed.

    14. All the bars know how to seriously turn up.

    15. In addition to being beautifully rustic, the city's architecture represents a lot of Durham's rich history.

    Like Black Wall Street, on which many businesses owned by African Americans thrived, early in the 20th century.

    16. It's all about good coffee.

    Like Cocoa Cinnamon, the hippest coffee shop you'll ever visit.

    17. You'll meet some of nicest and quirkiest folks at the farmer's market every Saturday morning.

    18. Speaking of food trucks, the food truck rodeos feature over 50 delicious vendors.

    19. Tasty artisanal foods, like Big Spoon butters, are to die for.

    20. Twinkle lights and waterfalls at The American Tobacco Campus make you feel like you're living in a fairytale.

    21. You'll always walk away inspired and challenged by the Nasher Museum.

    And art murals like the one of Pauli Murray that show you the strength of Durham's black heritage.

    22. Durham Bulls games are the perfect way to catch fireworks with friends.

    23. Outdoor movies at Durham Central Park lets you straight up chill with the whole Durham fam.

    24. Running at the American Tobacco Trail makes running actually enjoyable.

    25. Same with the Al Buehler, which will also tone your thighs hardcore.

    26. You can float for days on top the Eno Rock Quarry.

    27. Or have a lovely picnic at the Duke gardens.

    28. Speaking of Duke, who could forget this:

    29. The chapel is the portal to every magical realm.

    30. The sunsets are unreal.

    31. And at Maple View Farm, you can watch the sunset, eat ice cream, and sit in a rocking chair.

    32. The ice cream flavors at The Parlour are subtle explosions of flavor.

    33. Every nightly outdoor gathering leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy.

    34. Seriously, Durm, could you get any better?