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Participants will have some free time to explore the area and eat out. Durham has been recognized as a food hub and been called the South's tastiest town, and even better it's also affordable! Here's a handful of what we recommend:


9th St (same street as the workshop)

Francesca's Dessert Cafe (Coffee, gelato and other great options)

Market Street Coffeehouse (Local coffee chain)

Elmo's Diner (Best breakfast diner in town)

Dain's Place (A pub with great burgers)

Cosmic Cantina (Good, inexpensive Mexican food; the perfect late-night dive)

Sam's Quik Shop (For the beer lover… technically on Erwin Rd, and they have beers on tap and for carry-out)


Bull City Market (across the street from East Campus)

Vine Sushi & Thai (Asian bistro)

Mad Hatter's (Great breakfast/lunch, also a bakery)

Whole Foods (Grocery and cafe)


Downtown (accessible by Bull City Connector)

Monuts (Amazing bagel sandwiches with new donut options everyday...highly recommended if you can afford to wait!)

Motorco (Bar with good, cheap food; outside seating; food trucks typically available as well)

Bull City Burger & Brewery (Best burgers in the Triangle)

Pompieri Pizza (Casual but great pizza)




Duke Gardens (Recognized as one of the premier public gardens in the United States)

Al Buehler Cross Country Trail (Run through Duke Forest, trail starts at the Washington Duke Inn parking lot)

East Campus trail (1.6 mile loop around Duke's East Campus)




Duke Lemur Center (Home to the world's largest population of lemurs outside of Madagascar. If you're going to be around before or after the workshop, this is a must see! Tours can fill up several weeks ahead, so call early to book yours! Please note that getting there does require access to a vehicle.)

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

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In addition to the places listed, there are a number of familiar locations near the workshop, including Bruegger's, Subway, Jimmy Johns, and Panera. A grocery market (Harris Teeter) is also located on 9th St and is home to a Starbucks. The Bull City Connector is a free bus system that has stops near the workshop and across from East Campus and will take you into downtown, where there are many great restaurants (~30 minute walk from the dorms). Brightleaf Square (~15 min walk from the dorms) and the surrounding streets have a variety of other dining and shopping options. You can find any place on campus using the Duke Maps.

Here's a map showing the relative locations of the AnthroTree Workshop, Bell Tower Residence Hall, and other places:




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