We were proud to be featured in the Washington Post on their list of things to do in Chapel Hill. The original article is here, and you can see their list below:
IF YOU GO
Where to stay
The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St.
Lovely historical hotel on campus that manages to be thoroughly Southern, but not fussy. Rooms start at around $169 per night.
311 W. Franklin St.
It may not have the Carolina Inn’s pedigree, but the Franklin’s charming, welcoming staff makes this Curio by Hilton hotel feel like home every visit. Rooms start at around $189 per night.
Where to eat
Crossroads Chapel Hill in the Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St.
A modern approach to Southern cooking by native North Carolinian and UNC alum chef Brandon Sharp emphasizes local ingredients. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner entrees start at around $14.
630 Weaver Dairy Rd.
No mere BBJ joint grub, the Pig’s surprisingly broad menu features house-made hot dogs and bologna, and country-fried tofu and barbecue tempeh. Pork comes from local, hormone-free, pasture-raised hogs. Open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday. Sandwiches start at around $6.
Elaine’s on Franklin
454 W. Franklin St.
New American cooking, in cozy, relaxed digs. Open daily for dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Entrees start at around $28.
423 W. Franklin St.
Eclectic Asian-influenced cooking emphasizing local ingredients. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday. Entrees start at around $25.
Carolina Coffee Shop
138 E. Franklin St.
A prime hangout that emphasizes breakfast. Also open daily for lunch, dinner and alcoholic drinks. Hours change with seasons. Breakfast specials start at around $8.
106 W. Franklin St.
A non-chain frozen yogurt shop that’s a local institution. Flavors change daily. Open Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday, noon to 11:30 p.m. Small servings of frozen yogurt start at around $3.
410 W. Franklin St.
Good, inexpensive Middle East and Mediterranean dishes served in cafeteria-style restaurant and deli. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Meals start at around $7.
320 W. Franklin St.
A window bench and mission-style leather furniture, expertly made cocktails and big selection of whiskeys are just some of what makes this such a convivial, comfy bar for grown-ups and students alike. Open daily, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cocktails start at around $12.
What to do
The Carolina Basketball Museum
450 Skipper Bowles Dr.
Shrine to Tar Heel basketball. Open Monday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday,
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.
Morehead Planetariumand Science Center
250 E. Franklin St.
All manner of planetarium shows available. Visitors include U.S. astronauts training in celestial navigation for Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions. Open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Planetarium show tickets for adults cost $7.68; for children, students and senior citizens, they cost $6.51.
399 E. Cameron Ave.
A five-acre botanical oasis in the middle of an already verdant campus.
Open daily, dawn to dusk, free.