Calling all Triangle residents: We’ve got the perfect staycation planned for you! Not only is Chapel Hill home to the University of North Carolina, but also it is bustling with culture and is full of good eats and fun excursions. To help you navigate your way through the college town, we’ve put together a list of our top spots for you to check out on your next staycation!
Explore the University
Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina, the first public university in the nation. With that said, take the time to walk around the university’s campus. You can drink from the Old Well, which is said to grant you good luck and academic success, visit the Carolina Basketball Museum, or catch a star show at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the largest planetarium in the southeastern United States!
Walk, Hike, or Bike
Chapel Hill has trails, so make sure to bring you walking, hiking, and biking shoes. You can explore the North Carolina Botanical Gardens or hike/bike the Bolin Creek Trail through Chapel Hill! You can either explore on your own or take a free walking tour.
If you want an up close experience with the Chapel Hill arts, check out the Ackland Art Museum, the Frank Gallery, and the Blue Dogwood Public Market. If you can’t make it to one of these galleries, you’ll find tons of show-stopping murals around the town!
Farmer’s Market and Local Fruit and Flower Picking
Local artisans and vendors set up booths at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market every Saturday. You can find everything from fresh produce, prepared foods, flowers, and crafts. If you want a more hands-on experience, check out these local farms that offer fruit and flower picking!
Chapel Hill and Carrboro have dozens of restaurants that offer a variety of different cuisines. Check out our favorites below and click on each for more information!
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