7 Things to Do in Chapel Hill

things to do in Chapel Hill

things to do in Chapel Hill

Looking for things to do in Chapel Hill?

You’re in luck. Chapel Hill is a great community, with many great shops and attractions. Not to mention, it’s home to the beautiful University of North Carolina campus.

1. See a Play at Playmakers Theatre

Constructed in 1851, lined with Corinthian columns, the Greek style of theatre is sure to leave you speechless. Today the theatre is primarily for campus performances, however, it was once used as a stable during the Civil War.

2. Take a UNC Campus Tour

This is a must for people new to Chapel Hill and long-time community members. The 729-acre campus first opened it’s doors in 1795 and hosts many historic buildings. You can take both guided and unguided tours (with audio provided) of the campus from Monday to Friday.

3. Learn About Space at Morehead Planetarium

The Morehead Planetarium is a great family destination in Chapel Hill. The nearly 70-ft domed theater makes stargazing an unforgettable experience (even on a projector). Be prepared to learn about space as the presentation takes you through our solar system and beyond.

4. Visit The North Carolina Botanical Garden

Located on the UNC campus, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is a public garden. You can stroll through the garden and take in the diversity among the plants at your own leisure. It’s beautiful in the spring when a majority of the plants are blossoming.

5. Visit Chapel Hill Museum

The Chapel Hill Museum, though small, is a great place to broaden your horizons and take in some history. The museum features a 1914 Model T fire truck from 1914, a section on James Taylor and “Carolina On My Mind,” alongside many other neat displays. If you’re a history buff, this is the place for you.

6. See A UNC Basketball Game at Dean E. Smith Center

Commonly referred to as the Smith Center, this is where the UNC Tarheels play their home basketball games. If you are able to get tickets, the games are great to attend. The arena is full of UNC spirit as everyone gets ready to watch some of the best college basketball America has to offer.

7. Spend a day on Franklin Street

Looking to shop? Looking for great food? Well, Franklin street is where you want to be. Widely considered as the social hotspot for Chapel Hill, the street features many bars, coffee shops, restaurants and clothing stores. The area is also home to many festivals throughout the year.

What are some of your favorite things to do in Chapel Hill? Let us know!

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