Hotel at a Glance: Unscripted Hotels Durham
The crisp-and-colorful ambiance at the newly renovated Unscripted Hotels Durham pays homage to the building’s past as a Jack Tar Hotel during the 1960s. Retro meets modern day with midcentury-style furniture and funky wallpaper interspersed with street-art-inspired murals and contemporary artwork.
- A good night’s sleep: Guest rooms feature completely allergen-free bedding.
- Fuel for day or night: The allday market and restaurant serves small-batch espresso from Brooklyn alongside grab ‘n go sandwiches and sweets.
- Craft cocktails and gourmet meals can be enjoyed in the Studio—a recreation room designed for socializing and relaxing.
- A short walk away from music or comedy shows at Durham Performing Arts Center and boutique shopping in the American Tobacco district
Durham, North Carolina: Academia and Southern Cuisine in the Research Triangle
With Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State all within close proximity, Durham and the surrounding area is often called the Research Triangle, but it’s not just the universities’ academics that have added to the area’s charm. Thanks in part to the large international student population, restaurants abound with cuisines from around the world, as well as with Carolina-style barbecue, which is best known for its vinegar-infused sauce. The college atmosphere also lends itself to several local microbreweries.
There are several art galleries and museums in the area as well. In Durham, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University promotes the visual arts with exhibits of ancient Peruvian burial masks and large-scale collages by Mark Bradford. The North Carolina Museum of Art’s collection includes European, African, and American works, with a special exhibit focusing on the French sculptor Auguste Rodin.