Durham is a city in the State of North Carolina of the United States. For travellers spending a holiday in Durham there are many interesting places to visit and explore. They include science and art museums, significant landmarks and historical sites as well as charming gardens and parks. You can also engage in recreational activities including hiking, horseback riding, biking and bird watching besides various sports and games.

The Ninth Street shopping district is one of the popular shopping, dining and nightlife destination in Durham, nestled in the Old West Durham. Here you will discover many independent shop owners running an array of retail shops featuring sundry goods and services.

If you are looking for a place to buy souvenirs, Ninth Street offers a shop called Native Threads. This shop sells various items ranging from bongo drums to native handicrafts besides Indian and African clothing. At the shop you will be greeted by innovative frog sculptures, said to be sculpted by Beau Smith. This famous sculptor’s frogs are made of copper, brass or stainless steel and are found adorning the Atlanta Botanical Gardens as well.

The Duck Shop in Ninth Street is a chic retail shop selling a host of apparels, gifts and furnishings themed on the designer brand Duke, sold at discounted rates. If you prefer browsing for books, then The Regulator Bookshop is a great place to drop by. You can choose books from across the country written by famous authors. Buy a book of your choice at The Regulator and give them as gifts to your family and friends or bring back home as a souvenir.

A great place for buying handicrafts for homes, gardens and offices is the Zola Craft Gallery in Ninth Street. One World Market is also in the same area, and offers numerous choices of artworks and hand-made crafts originating from 50 developing countries. It is a non-profit store committed to the betterment of these worldwide skilled artisans.

Children will be delighted to visit The Playhouse Toy Store which will keep them spellbound while browsing the irresistible toy collection. Ranging from educational to fun, classic to innovative, your children will be spoilt for choices. It also sells music goods and books for children as well.

After a long day of shopping, dine at one of the great selection of restaurants and cafes flanking the Ninth Street. From Vietnamese to Mongolian, American to Middle Eastern, the cosmopolitan flavours and aromas will pamper you to no end. For dining in the Ninth Street visit restaurants like Elmo’s Diner, Bahn’s Cuisine, Bali Hai Mongolian Grill and International Delights among many others.

When you visit Durham, do not forget to take a shopping and dining adventure at the famous Ninth Street in Durham. You can stay at a hotel in Durham like Millennium Hotel Durham and easily access the Ninth Street. The hotel sits near the Durham city centre and key business institutes of the city. Guests here can access popular museums, baseball parks, public squares, shopping and dining hotspots and other tourist attractions in Durham within minutes.