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Chapel Hill

Falling in love with the Tar Heel state

Pride cyclists outside of mural in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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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Plates and drinks at Bombolo in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Carrboro Farmers Market by the Chapel Hill Orange County Visitors Bureau
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morehead planetarium and science center entrance credited to The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Dining Out

Osteria Georgi

This modern-upscale Italian restaurant is the answer to where to eat in Chapel Hill as they offer rich classics and fresh ingredients.

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La Farm Bakery

La Farm Bakery, headed by Lionel Vatinet, is baking heirloom Southern grains into French legacies in Cary, North Carolina.

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Rocks + Acid Wine Shop

Bringing wine from around the world, Rocks + Acid Wine Shop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina provides the perfect place for all wine lovers.

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Coffee roaster from Carrboro Coffee Roasters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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CITY GUIDES
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Durham

Rooted in history and industry, Durham is a cultural haven for diverse eateries and a rich community that warmly welcomes those in its midst. 

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Outer Banks

A string of barrier islands, North Carolina’s Outer Banks stretch more than 120 miles south, hugging the Atlantic coast.

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Raleigh

Raleigh has a lot more to offer besides great schools. As the capital of North Carolina, Raleigh has a booming culinary and cultural scene.