Chapel Hill, North Carolina: “The Southern Part of Heaven”
Located at the western-most edge of North Carolina’s world-famous Research Triangle Park, Chapel Hill is one of the states most peaceful and beautiful towns. At its heart is The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Founded in 1795, UNC is the country’s oldest state university. Duke University in Durham and North Carolina State University in Raleigh are each just a short drive from Chapel Hill.
Chapel Hill is just 15-20 minutes via Interstate 40 from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Currently, a broad range of airlines including American, Delta, Northwest, TWA, United, US Air, and others serve RDU. Taxi or limousine service is also available at the airport, as well as facilities for most major car rental agencies. Our office is located in a professional office village with ample, free ground level parking.
There are a variety of lodging options available for Chapel Hill visitors, including several prestige hotels (such as the Siena, the Franklin, and the Carolina Inn), nationwide hotels (such as The Sheraton, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn Express) and bed and breakfast accommodations as well (such as the Fearrington House Inn). Most are located just minutes away from our office. There are also extended-stay lodging facilities in town for longer visits. The Chapel Hill area is also home to a variety of championship golf courses. Our office will be happy to make any of these arrangements for you.
The Carolina Inn – http://www.carolinainn.com/
The Franklin – http://www.franklinhotelnc.com/
The Siena – http://sienahotel.com/
The Sheraton – http://www.sheratonchapelhill.com/
Hampton Inn – http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/north-carolina/hampton-inn-and-suites-chapel-hill-durham-area-RDUCHHX/index.html
Holiday Inn Express – http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/chapel-hill/rdufr/hoteldetail
The Fearrington House Inn – http://www.fearrington.com/the-fearrington-house-inn/
Dining in Chapel Hill is bountiful and varied. You can choose from sophisticated fine dining experiences, or moderately priced restaurants and cares located all along the main streets of the town of Chapel Hill. Many others are just a short distance away. There are distinctly American eateries, Chinese, Mexican, and Italian restaurants and places for great seafood. And, of course, restaurants specializing in Southern cuisine served in heaping portions with a big down home smile. Let us know your interests and we will be happy to make dining suggestions and reservations.
Some of our favorites include:
Sutton’s Drug Store – http://www.ourstate.com/suttons-drug-store/
Merritt’s Store and Grill – http://merrittsstoreandgrill.com/
Mama Dips Kitchen – http://www.mamadips.com/
Top of the Hill Restaurant and Brewery – http://thetopofthehill.com/
411 West – http://www.411west.com/
Carolina Brewery – http://carolinabrewery.com/
Spanky’s – http://www.spankysrestaurant.com/
35 Chinese Restaurant – http://www.visitchapelhill.org/plan-a-visit/entry/thirty-five-35-cafe
Red Bowl – http://www.redbowlchapelhill.com/
Shiki Sushi – http://shikinc.com/
The Loop – http://www.looppizzagrill.com/
Mellow Mushroom – https://mellowmushroom.com/store/chapel-hill
Cinco de Mayo – http://www.cincodemayorestaurants.net/chapelhill.html
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant – http://www.monterreychapelhill.com/
Squids Seafood Restaurant – http://www.squidsrestaurant.com/
Things To Do
Visitors will also find plenty to do while in Chapel Hill, such as tours, plays, museums, sporting events, and many recreational activities. We will be happy to provide you with information about current activities and to facilitate arrangements for such during your stay.
Some of our favorite things to do:
- Attend a UNC sporting event – http://www.goheels.com/
- Take a walk around Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The UNC campus is especially beautiful in the Spring.
- Attend a play or ballet – https://www.carolinaperformingarts.org/
- Visit a museum – http://ackland.org/