Whether you're coming for work or for play, these itineraries offer plenty of ways to enrich your stay. Or contact the Visitors Bureau for ideas customized to you.
Take a Campus Tour The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill holds appeal for than just alums. Take a guided tour of campus to learn centuries-old traditions and the answer to the age-old question: “What’s a Tar Heel?” DETAILS
Taste Some Old-School Treats Hit Franklin Street to find not one but two restaurants approaching the 100-year mark. Carolina Coffee Shop, the oldest restaurant in North Carolina, offers Southern cuisine, a full bar, weekend brunch, and, yes, coffee. Across the street, Sutton’s Drug Store is a more casual affair, with burgers and hot dogs served fresh off an old-fashioned grill inside an old-timey former pharmacy. DETAILS
Time-Travel Through Hillsborough History is literally waiting around every corner in Hillsborough. Join a lecture at the Burwell School Historic Site (ca. 1821), take a guided tour of Ayr Mount and Poet’s Walk (ca. 1815), or enjoy tales of history, hauntings, and mystery on a two-hour Haunted Hillsborough walking tour. DETAILS
Cruise NASCAR’s Last Dirt Speedway On foot, of course. The Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail in Hillsborough offers an easy, three-mile stroll that includes the only dirt speedway remaining from NASCAR's inaugural 1949 season. DETAILS