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Chapel Hill

Falling in love with the Tar Heel state

Pride cyclists outside of mural in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Courtesy of Chapel Hill Visitors Bureau

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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Orange County Events for the paiper mache festival

Seasonal Activities and Events in Chapel Hill and Orange County

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.

Carrboro Farmers Market by the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau

Explore Carrboro: Chapel Hill’s Artsy Orange County Neighbor

The artsy cousin to Chapel Hill, colorful Carrboro is jam-packed with good food, good people, bright laughter, and exciting adventures.

The Wooden Nickel in Hillsborough, North Carolina

Hillsborough, North Carolina: A Day Trip Destination

Steps away from downtown Chapel Hill, enjoy all that Hillsborough, North Carolina, has to offer from art and history to food and cocktails.

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Spring Pea and Strawberry Caprese

Adding spring peas and sweet strawberries to this classic dish allows for a complex texture and balanced flavor profile to shine.


The Turnover

A transitional cocktail, relying on a good dose of grapefruit juice to bridge the gap between winter spices and warm weather spirits.


Picnic Chicken

Spice up a trip to the park with chef Dan Jackson's picnic chicken. Throw in some onions, fry it in duck fat, and you've got a crowd-pleaser.


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