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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Grocery or Supermarket
“If you want to have a nice breakfast or lunch this is the place to visit. A variety of fresh foods and al fresco dining.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Upscale bar food and great beer list. It's mostly burgers and wings - but its all homemade and they use meat from their own local farm. Great rotating draft beer list! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Museum
“Feel the lay of the land by walking the trail down to the Eno River and back up to the historic home!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Varied difficulty of trails along the Eno river. Picnic areas, pet friendly”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice menu and beer selection. Lovely little outdoor biergarten out back. Live music and events.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“The local independent coffee shop. The jalepeno cheddar biscuits are delish. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is the nicest restaurant in Hillsborough, serving unique farm fresh fares with a new menu every week depending on what's fresh from the local farms. Food sensitivies can be accommodated with advance notice when you make your reservation. It's owned by a renowned chef who grew up in Hillsborough and also works in NYC. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ Southern barbecue paired with southern sides. Indoor and outdoor seating, family friendly with adult beverages.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“Their po' boys and shrimp and grits are not to be missed. Their fresh food, relaxed and lovely atmosphere, and full bar are in the heart of downtown Hillsborough. Dine outdoors if you can!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“Delicious chocolates, hot chocolate, and all things yummy! Great truffles. A stop for sure after dinner, and have plenty of treats to take along back home as a memento of your travels, if you don't eat them first!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Route
“Not so much a hiking trail as walking path. Great for dogs, bikes, scooters and just ambling.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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Bar
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“Not your average pizza! They have a selection of plenty of other foods - sandwiches, appetizers, salads. They have a nice outdoor patio for dining. We take the dogs to dinner on the patio here!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Every Saturday - the bread and pastries from Strong Arm baking are so yummy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Beautiful gallery with a carefully curated collection by owner/artist Tinka Jordy.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a good place for hiking if you'd like to make a day trip to Hillsborough.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Skating Rink
“One of the few facilities in the country that has swimming pool, ice skating rink and fitness facilities all under one roof. You can work out upstairs and watch ice skaters!Great fitness classes too!”
  • 2 locals recommend