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A little Bit of Everything in Chapel Hill, NC

A May 2008 trip to Chapel Hill by bettybetty10

Quote: Have a few days? Spend them in this quaint college community full of good eats, nature, sports, and culture.

A little Bit of Everything in Chapel Hill, NC

Overview

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My parents, brother and girlfriend came to town for a few days for my graduation and I racked my brain for things to do with them. Surprisingly, there are fun and interesting things to do for everyone! Here are some of our favorites.Quick Tips: FOOD: Chapel Hill is a southern college town, so the variety of food choices is limited. However, there are BBQ and comfort food choices abound, so indulge!FREE!: UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University are about 20 minutes from each other. Both are institutions with tons of resources, and most of the attractions within the schools are FREE!! Take advantage of these two institutions in terms of museums, gardens, sports, and sights. At UNC, in par...Read More

Milltown

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Restaurant

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This was one of my favorite places to eat when i lived in Carrboro. It is a very casual atmosphere, and the cuisine is best described as "Belgian-inspired" as they had specialities like poutine (fries, cheese curds, and gravy) on the menu, mussels and frites, and bratwurst. The menu includes appetizers, like pretzels, sausage plate, nachos, and a range of different salads. There is a really good sandwich/burger section, as well as an entrees section. There is a weekly specials menu as well, which have always offered really good options like paella, or other types of pastas and sandwiches. Most items are $10 or less, some of the entrees are between $10-$15, so it's VERY affordable.T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 29, 2008

Milltown
307 E Main St.
Carrboro
(919) 968-2460

Weaver Street Market

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Restaurant | "Weaver St. Market"

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Weaver St. Market is the local food co-op, but it's so much more than that! It is definitely the "third place" for those living in the community, evident by the familiar faces I saw every time i went there.IT is a market that offers local foods, but there is also an extensive and very fresh salad bar, hot bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), and a host of prepared foods like wraps, sandwiches, pastas, and other ethnic entrees. The salad and hot bars are charged by the lb and the rates are very reasonable.There is also a bakery where you can buy fresh loaves of bread (a wide variety offered), cookies, cakes, and other baked goods. There is also a coffee bar and many local bottles of w...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 29, 2008

Weaver Street Market
101 East Weaver Street
Carrboro 27510
(919) 929-0010

Rue Cler

Restaurant

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Rue Cler was one of the first restaurants to open in downtown Durham, as it began its revitalization and it is still a popular place to dine today! It is a French Bistro, simply designed, and uses only fresh local produce and meats.The lunch menu is very simple but delicious. Steak frites, omelettes, croque monsieurs, and the salads are all excellent choices, and standard bistro fare. There are also some specials offered each week. For dinner, there is a $30 prix fixe menu (3 courses), and the menu changes weekly. There are typically three choices for each of the course – salad, first course, and entree. Unfortunately, the menu is not always updated on the website, so just go hungry and with...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 29, 2008

Rue Cler
401 East Chapel Hill St.
Durham 27701
(919) 682-8844

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The Carolina Basketball Museum is a new addition to the UNC campus and Chapel Hill community. It is small, but chock full of memorabilia, videos, and photos of the infamous Carolina Tar Heels - past and present. This is a great way to spend an hour or so for the ultimate sports or basketball fan!When you first get there, there is an exciting 6 minute video that introduces you to the excitement of Tar Heel basketball. Then you walk into a large room with tons of stuff to look at - a few highlights are a huge wall documenting all the 1st round NBA draft picks, telegrams from Coach Dean Smith to James Worthy and Michael Jordan wishing them luck in the playoffs, letters from Michael Jordan decli...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 26, 2008

Carolina Basketball Museum
Ernie Williamson Athletics Center - 450 Skipper Bowles Drive
Chapel Hill 27514

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This is such a cute little garden - it's a great place for a stroll (which is what i did with my parents, who are very into plants and flowers) of for your kids to run wild and release some energy! It is very well maintained, and there are many different "areas" such as the Carnivorous Plants, Fern Garden, and more. Integrated into the garden are pieces of local artwork, and there is also a little store where you can buy potted plants. Definitely check out the website for any programs or tours that are going on. When we were there, there was a tour going on with a very knowledgeable guide. Admission is free, and it's a great place to get a walk in and see nature at a leisurely pace....Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 26, 2008

North Carolina Botanical Gardens
Totten Center - CB 3375
Chapel Hill 27599
(919) 962-0522

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

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Attraction

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The Duke Gardens is a beautiful place to see exotic flowers in full bloom! It is extremely well maintained and resembles an English garden. When you walk in, there is a lovely roundabout with many different types of roses in a spectrum of different colors on display.There are many paths that you can walk through, featuring many types of flowers, trees, and plants. There is also a large lake that you can stroll around. I visited the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, which is a wooded area featuring plants that are native to NC. An interesting and interactive feature of this particular section is that you can dial a number via your cell phone and get an audio tour. I don't think the audio tou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 29, 2008

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University - 426 Anderson Street
Durham 27705
(919) 684-3698

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