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North Carolina Accommodation & Travel


Durham Hilton Garden Inn The North Carolina AP Retreat is held at the Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center
LOCATION: 2102 W. Main Street, Durham, NC 27705. get map

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION:  The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU).  Shuttles and taxis are available at the airport.

LODGING: Hilton Garden Inn/University Medical Center, 2102 W. Main Street, Durham, (919) 286-0774 

The Hilton Garden Inn Durham/University Medical Center is situated on the corner of Main Street and the Ninth Street district near Duke University’s East Campus. The Ninth Street district is home to numerous restaurants, shops and Harris Teeter and Whole Foods grocery stores. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided by the hotel daily, 7a.m. to 10p.m. anywhere within a five-mile radius. There is free wireless, ample parking, a small indoor pool and fitness center.

Durham Marriott City CenterWe have reserved a room block for a special rate which includes both the night before and the night after the workshop. When you call the hotel, let them know you are with the Steven Forrest Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship Program to receive the special rate. You must reserve your room at least a month ahead in order to guarantee the special rate and room availability.

ROOM SHARING:  Please feel free to use the North Carolina AP contact list or the Steven Forrest SEAA Facebook page to connect with other attendees who might like to share a room.

DINING:  In addition to the hotel restaurant in the Hilton, a variety of dining options lie within a short walk of the hotel on Ninth Street or a longer walk (or short drive) to the Brightleaf Shopping District and Downtown Durham. Top recommendations from locals include: Blue Corn Café, Elmo’s Diner, Blu, Vin Rouge, Chubby’s Tacos, Full Lotus Juice Bar, Madhatter Café, Pop’s, Alivia’s, Toast, Piedmont, Geer Street Garden, Mateo, Revolution, Rue Cler, Bull City Burger and Brewery, Dos Perros, and Beyu Café.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). Shuttles and taxis are available at the airport. Taxis serving the Marriot include RDU Taxi and ABC Cab Company plus others.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION: Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located within walking distance of many restaurants, shops, and music venues. The hotel’s free shuttle will also transport you to and from any location within a 5-mile radius!

THINGS TO DO NEARBY: Need a break from all things astrological? Check out these local attractions.

The Sarah P. Duke Gardens – beautiful gardens for walks, naps, meditation, and photography. 
Brightleaf Square - shopping, dining.
21c Museum Hotel - contemporary art museum, boutique hotel and fine dining.
American Tobacco Historic District – outdoor concert on the lawn every Friday night. 
The Nasher Museum of Art – world-class art and a wonderful bistro
Durham Bulls Baseball – catch a game at one of the best minor-league ballparks in the country.

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