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North Carolina Accommodation & Travel


Durham ALOFT The North Carolina AP Retreat is held at the Aloft Durham Downtown
LOCATION: 345 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701get map

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

LODGING: Aloft Durham Downtown (919) 402-5656 

The Aloft is located in the heart of the American Tobacco Historic District, just steps away from a variety of dining and entertainment options. It’s also right next door to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, where there happens to be a home game every night during our workshop - a fun way to unwind. Just a short drive or Uber away is the Ninth Street District, which offers a grocery store and other dining establishments. Aloft provides free wireless, a snack bar and cocktail lounge, a small pool with a great view, and a fitness center.

Durham AloftWe have reserved a room block for a discounted daily rate of $139.00 for June 21–26, which includes both the night before and the night after the workshop. Click here to reserve your hotel room. If you reserve by phone (919-402-5656), let them know you are with the “Forrest Evolutionary Program” to receive the discounted rate. You must reserve your room by May 17, 2017 in order to guarantee the discounted rate and room availability.

PARKING:  Ample parking is available in a deck next to the hotel. Please note, there is a $10 fee per night for parking. You must stop at the front desk first to get a pass BEFORE entering the deck.

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 small snack bar at the hotel, a variety of dining options are within walking distance on the American Tobacco Campus including: Basan, Cuban Revolution, Mellow Mushroom, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Nana Steak, Only Burger, Saladelia, The District, Tobacco Road, and Tyler’s Taproom.

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION:  The nearest airport is Raleigh-Durham International (RDU). Uber is active in the Durham area, with a designated Uber stand right at the airport. RDU Taxi Service is also recommended, and fares are roughly $30 to downtown Durham.

THINGS TO DO NEARBY:  Since the Aloft is right in the heart of the American Tobacco District, we encourage you to visit their website for more details on entertainment venues and restaurants. Other sites you may want to visit in Durham are listed below.

American Tobacco Campus – dining, life-size chess, outdoor lawn concert every Friday night
21c Museum Hotel – contemporary art museum, boutique hotel, and fine dining
Durham Bulls – one of the best minor-league ballparks in the country
Duke Gardens – beautiful gardens for walks, naps, meditation, and photography
Brightleaf Square –  shopping, dining   

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