Plan a visit to Chapel Hill, Hillsborough or Carrboro
Orange County in central North Carolina consists of the college town of Chapel Hill, its funky sister the Town of Carrboro, and the Town of Hillsborough located along the Eno River.
A great place to visit any time of the year, Orange County communities abound with natural beauty; award-winning chefs and restaurants; local breweries; a bustling art, music and literary scene; farms; gardens; college sports and much more. Enjoy sidewalk dining or shopping, or take a scenic hike or bike ride on the miles of trails and greenways.
From self-guided tours of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — our nation’s oldest public university with one of the country’s prettiest campuses, to local flavors in Carrboro you won’t find anywhere else and outdoor adventures in Hillsborough, including the Riverwalk, there’s no one way to experience Chapel Hill and Orange County.
Carrboro and its people think outside the box
In the midst of a shutdown and pandemic, the Carrboro community's focus on innovation and local support has kept restaurants, businesses and the lives of locals running.
The Graduate Hotel, including Michael Jordan replica room, now open on Franklin Street
The Graduate Chapel Hill hotel (formerly The Franklin Hotel) recently opened on Franklin Street. The hotel features plenty of Carolina Blue decor, sports memorabilia and pays homage to alumnus Michael Jordan with a replica room of his college dorm.
Chapel Hill making changes, but Tar Heel spirit remains the same
Chapel Hill is making adjustments and changes as it adapts to a new normal like the rest of the country amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but the college town's Tar Heel spirit remains intact.