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.
Walk, Hike, Bike Bring your walking, running, or biking shoes, because you’ll want to hit our trails. Explore winding paths through the North Carolina Botanical Garden, stroll the wide and welcoming Riverwalk in Hillsborough, bike the popular Bolin Creek Trail through Chapel Hill, or hike the many wooded trails through Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area. DETAILS
Dine Al Fresco Thankfully, there aren’t many months here when outdoor dining is off limits. Grab lunch or dinner at Weaver Street Market—a popular choice among locals—and eat on the lawn. You could catch Hula-Hoopers, local bands, and kids having the time of their lives. For dessert, try an ice cream cone at Maple View Farm Country Store in Hillsborough, where you can sit on the front porch and watch the sun set over the fields. DETAILS
Find Your Rhythm From spring to fall, outdoor concerts are plentiful. The Carolina Inn’s Fridays on the Front Porch series features live music on the lawn of this charming historic hotel. A Sunday Concert on the Village Green in Southern Village is another great place to hear local and regional bands. Both are free, with food and adult beverages available. But BYOB (bring your own blanket) or chairs. DETAILS
Get Away from It All Spend an afternoon lounging at The Honeysuckle Tea House in Chapel Hill. Built on shipping containers and other repurposed materials, this open-air farm stand is surrounded by 225 acres of farmland, including the blueberry patches and herb gardens where many of the Tea House’s offerings are grown. The property also has a playground, hammocks garden, mandala garden, and more. DETAILS