Notice: Some businesses have reported temporary closings. Please check venue websites and/or social media channels prior to visiting.
There's no one way to experience Chapel Hill.
In a place that's been awarded almost every "Best Places" award ever invented, you're not going to have trouble finding fun things to do. Music? Check! Performing Arts? Check! Restaurants? Check! Kid-Friendly? Check! Outdoor Recreation? Check! No matter your age or interest, Chapel Hill and the surrounding communities of Carrboro (right next door, West side) and Hillsborough (just about 13 miles to the North) have lots to offer. Scroll down to start exploring
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Spend the weekend with us
No matter what time of year you decide to visit, there is plenty going on. Now is the perfect time to plan your weekend in Orange County, NC. Check out our craft brew scene, restaurants and live music venues. UNC-Chapel Hill is buzzing with visual and performing arts. Reach for the stars at Morehead Planetarium. Need to get away? Charming Hillsborough has a quaint downtown, B&B's and greenways along the Eno River perfect for unwinding. Check out these stories for lots more reasons why you should spend a weekend with us!
Known for its appreciation and cultivation of the arts, Orange County is famous for the dozens of murals that brighten the walls of our
Updated March 16, 2020 - Some parks are temporarily closed in the Town of Chapel Hill and Hillsborough - please check respective website
Some are eateries, music venues, clothing stores, attractions, and murals. Some bring historic value, uniqueness, notoriety and hometown