Out & About in Chapel Hill

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.


Food!
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:
Sandwhich
Mediterranean Deli
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.

The Essentials
Weaver Street Market (co-op grocery)
Trader Joe’s (1800 E. Franklin St.)
Harris Teeter (2110 S Estes Dr.)
CVS (137 Franklin St.)
Walgreen’s (108 E. Franklin St.)

Ready to see what’s up in Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle?

Museums
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)
Flyleaf Books
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)

Don’t miss the local spectacular gardens!
North Carolina Botanical Gardens
Sara P. Duke Gardens (Durham)
Ary Mount (at the Ayr Mount Historical Home in Hillsborough)

Make a vacation of your visit to North Carolina

The state is bookended by the Great Smoky Mountains to the west and Cape Hatteras National Seashore to the east. Don’t go home without seeing them!

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