Stadium in Chapel Hill & Carrboro

Dean Smith Center

There are no tours of the Tar Heels’ home, but basketball fans can visit the 2nd and 3rd floors during business hours. It’s named for legendary coach Dean Smith, who retired with 879 career wins and two national tit…
Basketball in Durham

Cameron Indoor Stadium

Fans of the Duke University Blue Devils worship inside Cameron Indoor Stadium, which opened in 1940 and is perhaps the nicest basketball arena on the planet. When there’s no scheduled event, you can step inside duri…
Live Music in Chapel Hill & Carrboro

Cat's Cradle

Everyone from Nirvana to Arcade Fire has played the Cradle, which has been hosting the cream of the indie-music world for four decades. Most shows are all-ages.
Stadium in Durham

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

While away a quintessentially American afternoon of beer and watching the Durham Bulls minor-league baseball team, as seen in the 1988 Kevin Costner movie Bull Durham. They play between April and early September.
Live Music in Durham

Motorco Music Hall

This rather beautiful former auto-garage hosts gigs almost every night by local and touring bands, in every conceivable genre. The on-site restaurant, Parts & Labor, sells burgers and world street food.