Getting Around Campus & Durham, NC

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Duke Campus

Campus Map: We made this handy map just for ZLUC! Bookmark it or print it out to bring with you. Duke campus can be confusing and there is minimal signage, but the Library is beside the Chapel, which is a pretty big landmark most people can help you find. Here is another map that shows the walking path to the Library from the Bryan Center. 

Parking: Visitor parking is available at the Bryan Center Parking Garage.***
Parking/directions for the library

*** On Friday there will be an attendant due to a special event. You can tell that person you are with the Zine Librarians Conference, and they will charge $5 to park in the deck all day. (Bring cash!) Saturday, the deck should operate as usual, with payment upon exit ($2/hour).  

RDU Airport Transportation

There is not a cheap and easy way to get to campus from the RDU Airport since Super Shuttle left, but we are going to *try*  to make local arrangements for people who really need a ride and can’t afford a cab ($40/one way). Or find a travel buddy and make plans to share a cab!

RDU Ground Transportation

Skylink Shuttle ($25 one-way, shared ride shuttle)

Durham, NC

Durham Visitor Information
NYTimes 36 Hours in Durham

Getting around Durham

The Bull City Connector Bus, will get you from campus to downtown for free! The BCC bus stop on campus is on Trent Drive on the Duke Medical Center. From the Bull City Connectors stops, you should be able to walk to most places in downtown Durham in 15 minutes or less. Download the Triangle Transit Rider app to your magical smart phone. The C-2 campus bus runs irregularly and the route changes upon the whim of campus construction. 

Food

Kenyan restaurant with lunch and dinner vegetarian options.
 
The restaurant half of a music venue has small plates with enough veggie options to make a meal of it.
 
Korean barbecue food truck.
Try the Unreal Buffalo Chicken Slider or the Sweet Potato TaKo for vegetarian options, or whatever is that night’s special.  They often have picnic tables out, but I like walking down to Surf Club to grab a beer and eat on their patio.
Usually stationed at the corner of Rigsbee Ave. and Geer St. for dinner, but check Twitter
 
Italian Paninoteca 
Vegans are probably going to strike out here, but there are some great options that don’t involve Italian cured meats like the kale, ricotta, and pickled pepper panini. 
 
I think our Whole Foods has pork barbecue in the hot bar more than others elsewhere do, but otherwise you probably know what to expect. 
 
“Gastropub” w/good beer selection. Nightly food specials, but the Veggie Sliders are always around as well as a couple other veggie options. 
 
Cheap taco joint with a top notch salsa bar. Go for the guacatillo salsa!
 
Kind of fancy, “new Southern” restaurant. Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, but you’ll probably want a reservation for dinner. 
 
Breakfast & Sweets
 
Famous for their doughnut muffins and pies, but they also have small but delicious brunch and lunch menus. 
 
Breakfast, lunch, and sweet treats. Good gluten free baked goods too. 
 
Ever-changing selection of yeast and cake donuts check Twitter for the day’s options. They also have fantastic bagel sandwiches if you want a savory breakfast or lunch option. Be warned though, lines are out the door on weekends. 
110 E Parrish St Durham, NC 27701
 
Least healthy combo ever, but really, really good.  
 
Ice cream shop downtown with lots of great flavor options. 
 
I think this is my favorite of the many places offering cupcakes. Flavors rotate daily, there’s often a vegan option. 
 
Things to Do
 
It’s peach season, y’all. There are also lots of food trucks out there for breakfast. Open Saturdays 8am-12pm.
 
Right on campus, free, and a great place to walk around and look at plants if it’s not too hot out.
 
Hard Art, DC, 1979 @ Center for Documentary Studies 
Exhibit of black-and-white photographs by Lucian Perkins that detail the hardcore punk scene in Washington D.C., on the eve of the Reagan presidency.
1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, NC (on campus)