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.
Get the Lay of the Land
Agritourism is a thing. And there’s no better place to experience it than Orange County. From our many farmers markets to our farm-to-table restaurants to the annual Piedmont Farm Tour, we are dedicated to helping visitors connect with the people and places their food comes from. DETAILS
See What’s in Store
A Chapel Hill landmark since 1975, Southern Season is a one-stop shop for adventurous foodies who want to try it all. Here, you can take a cooking class, sample gourmet delicacies, and sip fresh coffee while browsing the store’s 30,000+ offerings, ranging from pantry staples to rare ingredients to high-end cookware to wine. Finish with lunch or dinner at the adjoining Weathervane Restaurant.
Take a (de)Tour Sure, we have your typical guided tours. But we also have tours of a different kind. Try a two-hour Haunted Hillsborough tour to discover some of the area’s greatest mysteries, enjoy a self-guided walking tour of Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s colorful murals, or figure out whodunnit while sampling local beers on a Brewed Clues Mystery Beer Adventure through Carrboro. DETAILS
Feel Like a Kid Again
There’s nothing like stilt walkers and 20-foot-tall puppets to make a grown person feel small—in the best kind of way. Every summer for the past two decades, Paperhand Puppet Intervention has dazzled audiences of all ages with its one-of-a-kind creations in performances that celebrate art, activism, and the human spirit. Runs August – September. DETAILS