Experience the edge of the triangle

Murals & Public Art

Take a walking tour of the colorful murals painted by artist Michael Brown and other artists with the Chapel Hill Downtown Walking Map created by Go! Chapel Hill Active Living by Design. Map is available on the town’s website. The town of Chapel Hill has a growing indoor and outdoor permanent collection now totaling over 150 works of art in a variety of media. Visit Chapel Hill Arts for details. ...

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Murals & Public Art
Bolin Creek Trail
Bolin Creek Trail

Caffe Driade

Open Mon-Thur 7am-11pm, Fri & Sat 7am-Midnight, Sun 8am-11pm. Since 1995 Caffe Driade has exemplified the spirit of Chapel Hill…the feel of worldly culture immersed in the old growth woods with just a touch of taming gardens to highlight the beauty of each. Come to escape, relax & ponder.   The beauty of the surrounding woods combines perfectly with the award winning coffee, allowing you to savor every...

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Caffe Driade

Ayr Mount and Poet’s Walk

During 2015 we will be celebrating our 200th birthday! Ayr Mount, the historic house museum, is open for guided public tours March 15 – December 15 according to the following weekly schedule: Wed. 11am, Thurs., Fri., Sat. 11am and 2pm, Sun. 2 pm, Mon., Tues. By Appointment Only. Group tours are held year-round by appointment only. Please see Visit Ayr Mount/Tour Information for tour schedule details. Fee: $12 per person. Advance tickets are not needed. Please...

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Ayr Mount and Poet’s Walk

Cat’s Cradle

Cat’s Cradle is a major cornerstone of musical influence in the Triangle offering both indie and national talent.  Since 1969, the Cradle has been feeding the hungry crowds of college students’ the musical entertainment they crave.  Their intimate venue on 300 E. Main Street in Carrboro has been the Cradle’s home for the past 18 years and is credited for helping launching such indie rock careers as Superchunk,...

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Cat’s Cradle

Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

Open Saturdays 8am-noon, Tuesdays 3-6pm. In the University Place parking lot.

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Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market
Baxter Bar & Arcade
Baxter Bar & Arcade
Downtown Chapel Hill
Downtown Chapel Hill

Downtown Hillsborough

In the heart of the historic district, you’ll find a good choice of antique, wine, chocolate, jewelry, craft shops and locally owned restaurants, art galleries and other businesses, including Weaver Street Market. At the northern end find the North Hills Shopping Center and restaurants. Don’t forget West Hillsborough with restaurants, shops and the Mystery Brewing Company and Public House.

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Downtown Hillsborough
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Center
Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Center
Mystery Brewing Company
Mystery Brewing Company

Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail

The Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail is a 44-acre site on the National Register of Historic Places. Three miles of trails takes you along the banks of the Eno River, where you’ll walk around the only surviving speedway from NASCAR’s inaugural 1949 season. The Speedway was active from 1948-68, attracting the best stock car drivers and thousands of spectators.

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Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail

North Carolina Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden, one of the largest natural botanical gardens in the southeast, features nature trails, carnivrous plant collections, perennial borders, aquatics and herb gardens. Also an education center, gallery, gift shop with outdoor patio space and native plant landscaping. Free guided tours of the display gardens every Saturday (Mar-Nov), 10 am.

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North Carolina Botanical Garden

ArtsCenter

Presents jazz, folk-traditional and world music, plus theater and children's programs. Light fare, wine and coffee available during performances. Cost varies by performance. The ArtSchool offers classes in the visual, literary and performing arts for all ages and levels of experience, and the two galleries present exhibits on a rotating basis. Parking.

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ArtsCenter

Cat’s Cradle

Cat’s Cradle is a major cornerstone of musical influence in the Triangle offering both indie and national talent.  Since 1969, the Cradle has been feeding the hungry crowds of college students’ the musical entertainment they crave.  Their intimate venue on 300 E. Main Street in Carrboro has been the Cradle’s home for the past 18 years and is credited for helping launching such indie rock careers as Superchunk,...

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Cat’s Cradle
Fridays on the Front Porch
Fridays on the Front Porch

Local 506

Promoting local bands, night club, bar. Contact Local 506 for an updated schedule of bands. In accordance with NC Law, membership is required to attend shows at Local 506. Local 506 operates as a private club in order to serve liquor in addition to beer. Memberships are $3 and available at the door on the night you plan to attend. Photo from Local 506 facebook.

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Local 506

Open Eye Cafe

Open Mon-Thu, 7am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 7am-midn; Sun, 8am-11pm. National award-winning espresso bar, teahouse and wine bar. Specializes in traditional, skillfully prepared espresso-based drinks, coffee, whole-leaf tea, juice, smoothies and shakes, plus baked goods and sandwiches. Displays art for sale, changing monthly. Free parking. Outdoor seating. Entertainment: Acoustic folk and rock, Wed, Fri-Sat.

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Open Eye Cafe

Cave (The)

Welcome to Chapel Hill’s oldest bar and music venue.  Located underground on West Franklin St. this 44 year old bar is known for its cave-like, intimate atmosphere allowing patrons to feel as if they are part of the show.  With a bar steeped high in local music history, one must experience the Cave. Photo Credit: Cara Capizzi & Chapel Hill Recorder

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Cave (The)