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What you should know about Chapel Hill

Boasting verdant greenways, grand architecture, and a historic campus at the University of North Carolina, it’s easy to see why Chapel Hill is known as “the southern part of Heaven.” From moonlit cruises on Jordan Lake and stately grounds at the university campus, to a dazzling nightlife scene on Franklin Street, Chapel Hill combines natural beauty, historical splendor, and the bright lights of city living, making it a truly delightful destination for your vacation.

Hotels in Chapel Hill

Choose from a wide range of accommodation in Chapel Hill, with hotels to suit every traveler. For the best in 4-star style, head to The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collection. This plush boutique hotel boasts elegant, Italian-inspired décor and enjoys a great location close to Chapel Hill hotspots like the University of North Carolina. The 3-star Aloft Chapel Hill is perfectly situated for exploring popular landmarks, including the North Carolina Botanical Garden and Gimghoul Castle. Budget-conscious visitors won’t be disappointed with the choice of wallet-friendly hotels in Chapel Hill, with places like the Holiday Inn Express Chapel Hill offering the convenience of a central location at great-value prices.

Things to see in Chapel Hill

There’s never a dull moment at the University of North Carolina. Take a stroll around the grounds to soak up the lively campus atmosphere, peruse the artwork on display at the Ackland Art Museum, catch a game at the Kenan Memorial Stadium, and wander among the beautiful blooms at the Coker Arboretum. Sports fanatics should check out the Carolina Basketball Museum to explore exhibits showcasing the history of this great sport, while stargazers of all ages will love learning about the secrets of the universe at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Pick up handcrafted souvenirs at Patterson’s Mill Country Store, a quaint 20th-century pharmaceutical museum where you can combine a shopping spree with a trip back through time. Afterward, head to Franklin Street for the best of Chapel Hill’s shopping, dining, and dancing. With a host of stores, restaurants, and bars lining this lively street, you’ll be spoiled for choice on your Chapel Hill vacation.

Good for families

Chapel Hill is bursting at the seams with things to do on a fun-filled family getaway, from exploring the sports facilities at the Dean Dome to taking a spooky snapshot for the family album at Gimghoul Castle. Set sail on a family voyage with a Triangle Boat Tour and watch for local wildlife on Jordan Lake, or book an evening cruise to enjoy a spectacular sunset and sail under the light of the moon. Bait your line for a spot of fishing at the 1870 Farm, or stop to pet and feed farm animals for some rustic family fun.

How to get to Chapel Hill

To reach Chapel Hill by air, fly into Raleigh-Durham International Airport, just 30 minutes’ drive from the town center. In addition to a range of private transfer and taxi options, the Go Triangle bus network provides a direct transfer from the airport to Chapel Hill. Getting around Chapel Hill is a breeze! The Chapel Hill Transit system offers free bus services around the area, while Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses connect the town with destinations as far flung as New York and Washington D.C. Fancy something different? Hire a bike and cruise around Chapel Hill’s extensive network of greenways, or hop in a rickshaw to discover downtown Chapel Hill in style.