Suggested Itineraries


A Walking Tour

West End

This part of Franklin Street—just before Chapel Hill turns into Carrboro—has a high concentration of fabulous Dining options, including 411 West, Sandwhich, West End Wine Bar, Elaine’s, The Carolina Brewery, Tallulah’s, Mint Indian Restaurant, Crook’s Corner. If it’s not meal time, check out the menus and make plans to come back later. If you need help, stop by the Visitors Center in West End.

Carr Mill Mall

The first stop in Carrboro is the historic Carr Mill Mall. A former textile mill, it is now filled with interesting shops, restaurants and Carrboro’s own improvisational comedy theater. It’s listed in the National registry of Historic places under its original name, The Alberta Complex.

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Family Fun Day Chapel Hill

Spend the day sampling the below ideas if you have kids or enjoy taking in local attractions.

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10 Ways to See Chapel Hill

Park downtown Chapel Hill at the Wallace Deck public parking lot.

Explore the UNC Campus

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the first state-supported university in America, chartered in 1789.

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Cultural Arts

A visit to Chapel Hill means world-class performances, indie music and top-notch opportunities to view visual art. [Image Source, UNC

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Historic Hillsborough

Hillsborough is a small town with a big history.

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From The Newsroom

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