There’s lots to do and see in and around Chapel Hill.
Check out this handy Google map for local hotels, eateries, and SEI 2016 Event locations.
There are many breakfast, coffee shop, lunch and dinner options near campus on Franklin Street and nearby in Carrboro (about 1.5 miles from campus).
Recommended eateries include:
Carolina Coffee Shop (claims to be North Carolina’s oldest restaurant!)
Vimala’s Curryblossom Café
Venable Rotisserie Bistro (including its B-Side Lounge next door with great bar food)
Crook’s Corner (a “temple of southern cuisine”)
Glasshalfull (for a dose of optimism with your meal)
Acme (self-proclaimed purveyor of “damn good Southern American cuisine”)
Lantern (James Beard Award-winning chef and a little high end, but try their Back Bar)
You’ll also find the usual options such as Panera, Chipotle, Noodles, McDonalds, Subway and Starbucks nearby.
Ready to see what’s up in Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle?
Ackland Art Museum (on UNC campus)
Kidzu Children’s Museum
Nasher Art Museum (on Duke campus in Durham)
North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh)
Gregg Museum of Art & Design (NC State campus in Raleigh)
Local Art Scene
2nd Friday Artwalk will occur the Friday of SEI 2016 — take the opportunity to see the current art scene in Chapel Hill.
Good Times and Local Attractions
Carrboro’s Farmer’s Market (Wednesday evening)
Cat’s Cradle (indie music)
Silverspot Cinema (movie theater at University Place)
Streets at Southpoint (shopping mall)
Bullshead Bookshop (campus student book store)
Chapel Hill Comics
Regulator Bookshop (Durham)
Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh)
Macintyre’s Books (Fearrington Village, just south of Chapel Hill; also has restaurants, the famous belted Galloway cows and Tennessee fainting goats)
Yarns, etc (Chapel Hill) and Great Yarns (Raleigh) (for knitters)
Thimble Pleasures (for quilters)
Make a vacation of your visit to North Carolina