Falling in love with the Tar Heel state
Known for streets teeming with blue and white Tar Heel fans, Chapel Hill, North Carolina exhibits an intentionally curated culture with emphasis on art, music, entertainment, and food. Experience the award-winning southern biscuits at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen or delve into the acclaimed Pan-Asian cuisine at Lantern. Grab some fresh air strolling through the Carrboro Farmers Market or stop for a leisurely sip at the Carolina Brewery. Venues such as Cat’s Cradle, the Ackland Art Museum, and The North Carolina Botanical Garden draw many art and culture lovers to the Chapel Hill streets, but the local charm persuades visitors to extend their time.
While Chapel Hill may emulate a big-city feel with a multitude of options for dining and entertainment, it also acknowledges deep historical roots. North Carolina’s oldest continually operating restaurant, Carolina Coffee Shop, still boasts some of the best eggs Benedict. Sutton’s Drugstore, a neighborhood staple since 1923, is a pharmacy and one-stop-shop that serves a classic southern breakfast and lunch. In town for an extended weekend? The Carolina Inn, a landmark hotel for over 95 years, hosts live music and libations every Friday with Fridays on the Front Porch.
From historic roots to cutting-edge restaurants, Chapel Hill is a quintessential southern destination.
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Come play in with and taste the beauty of Chapel Hill and Orange County Events. Find gelato, sorbet, art, and great music to liven the day.
The artsy cousin to Chapel Hill, colorful Carrboro is jam-packed with good food, good people, bright laughter, and exciting adventures.