Chapel Hill, NC -  (January 11, 2019) – The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau has published a new edition of its annual Official Visitors Guide.

The new guide looks at Orange County, NC its towns and rural countryside, as well as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  A pull-out perforated map is again included in the 2019 guide. There are also updated downtown parking maps for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Hillsborough. Find user-friendly listings of accommodations, attractions & entertainment, restaurants by cuisine and color-coded by town, shopping, top festivals and events and essential fast facts.  New in the 2019 guide is a list of suggested signature photo ops throughout the county, as well as a “Just for Kids” 2-page spread noting fun things for families and children to do on their visit. 

“Our annual Visitors Guide consistently provides fresh updated content to tens of thousands of annual visitors to Orange County who seek ideas on where to dine, shop and explore,” said Laurie Paolicelli, director of the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau. “Our Communications Department has won awards for this information packed resource on the communities of Orange County.  For that we are proud.”

The 2019 Visitors Guide, a comprehensive resource for residents, visitors, meeting and conference attendees and others planning a trip to the Chapel Hill & Orange County, NC area, features a hula hooper on Carrboro’s Weaver Street Market Lawn on the cover.

To request a copy be mailed to you, call (919) 245-4320 or email Free copies can also can be picked up at the Visitors Center at 501 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, Mon – Fri 8:30 am – 5 pm or Sat 10 am – 3 pm. An online version can be viewed and downloaded at


About Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau
As the official accredited destination marketing organization of Chapel Hill and Orange County, the mission of the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau is to develop and coordinate visitor services in Orange County and to implement marketing programs that will enhance the economic activity and quality of life in the community.  The Visitors Bureau is a department of Orange County, NC Government. For information: .


Photo – 2019 Visitors Guide Cover of Carrboro’s Weaver Street Market Lawn. PDFs or JPEGs of cover available upon request.