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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“It’s only a 15 minute drive, and it’s a huge, wondrous lakes with lots of beaches and swimming holes. If you bring a picnic, you could spend a whole day there. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Campground
“With 7 beaches and 14 miles of hiking trails, this is a great place 25-30 minutes outside of Chapel Hill to enjoy nature, go swimming, and have a picnic. $6 per car/day in the summer months.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Famous for its belted cows, Fearrington Village is an English-inspired village that has many offerings for the public, including a bookstore, a cafe, the barns and fields and the things that go moo! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place for picnics, kayaking, boat tours and generally enjoying the sunrise and sunset”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“A Relais Chateaux property south of Chapel Hill, consistently rated one of the South's best restaurants, a true gourmet experience. Chef Colin Bedford earned the title of Grand Chef from Relais Chateaux. Reservations and jacket for men recommended.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has great local pizza made fresh and you can even buy by the slice!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Ehhhh... it's typical strip mall Chinese take-out... the egg rolls and steamed dumplings are good”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“The Haw River Trail runs through Saxapahaw. It's part of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail. You can launch your kayak here. Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. will take you boating on the river as well. And they can advise you on fishing spots.”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“If you want to have the most extravagant and phenomenal meal of your lifetime, go here. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 1
“North Carolina (Listeni/ˌnɔːrθ kærəˈlaɪnə/) is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. North Carolina is the 28th most extensive and the 9th most populous of the 50 United States. North Carolina is known as the Tar Heel State and the Old North State. The state is composed of 100 counties. Its two largest metropolitan areas are among the top ten fastest-growing in the country: its capital, Raleigh, and its largest city, Charlotte. In the past five decades, North Carolina's economy has undergone a transition from reliance upon tobacco, textiles, and furniture-making to a more diversified economy with engineering, energy, biotechnology, and finance sectors.[7][8] The state has a wide range of elevations, from sea level on the coast to 6,684 feet (2,037 m) at Mount Mitchell, the highest point in North America east of the Mississippi River.[9] The climate of the coastal plains is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the state falls in the humid subtropical climate zone. More than 300 miles (500 km) from the coast to the western, mountainous part of the state has a subtropical highland climate. North Carolina is bordered by South Carolina on the south, Georgia on the southwest, Tennessee on the west, Virginia on the north, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. The United States Census Bureau classifies North Carolina as a southern state within the subcategory of the South Atlantic States. North Carolina consists of three main geographic sections: the Atlantic Coastal Plain, which occupies the eastern 45% of the state; the Piedmont region, which contains the middle 35%; and the Appalachian Mountains and foothills. The extreme eastern section of the state contains the Outer Banks, a string of sandy, narrow barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and two inland waterways or "sounds": Albemarle Sound in the north and Pamlico Sound in the south. They are the two largest landlocked sounds in the United States. So many ships have been lost off Cape Hatteras that the area is known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic"; more than 1,000 ships have sunk in these waters since records began in 1526. The most famous of these is the Queen Anne's Revenge (flagship of the pirate Blackbeard), which went aground in Beaufort Inlet in 1718.[10] Immediately inland, the coastal plain is relatively flat, with rich soil ideal for growing tobacco, soybeans, melons, and cotton. The coastal plain is North Carolina's most rural section, with few large towns or cities. Agriculture remains an important industry. The coastal plain transitions to the Piedmont region along the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, a line which marks the elevation at which waterfalls first appear on streams and rivers. The Piedmont region of central North Carolina is the state's most urbanized and densely populated section. It consists of gently rolling countryside frequently broken by hills or low mountain ridges. Small, isolated, and deeply eroded mountain ranges and peaks are located in the Piedmont, including the Sauratown Mountains, Pilot Mountain, the Uwharrie Mountains, Crowder's Mountain, King's Pinnacle, the Brushy Mountains, and the South Mountains. The Piedmont ranges from about 300 to 400 feet (91 to 122 m) in elevation in the east to over 1,000 feet (300 m) in the west. Because of the rapid population growth in the Piedmont, a significant part of the rural area in this region is being transformed into suburbs with shopping centers, housing, and corporate offices. Agriculture is steadily declining in importance. The major rivers of the Piedmont, such as the Yadkin and Catawba, tend to be fast-flowing, shallow, and narrow. The western section of the state is part of the Appalachian Mountain range. Among the subranges of the Appalachians located in the state are the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Balsam Mountains, and Black Mountains. The Black Mountains are the highest in the eastern United States, and culminate in Mount Mitchell at 6,684 feet (2,037 m)[11] the highest point east of the Mississippi River. Although agriculture still remains important, tourism has become a dominant industry in the mountains. Growing Christmas trees has recently become an important industry as well. Because of the higher altitude, the climate in the mountains often differs markedly from that of the rest of the state. Winter in western North Carolina typically features high snowfall and subfreezing temperatures more akin to those of a midwestern state than of a southern state. Cullasaja Falls in Macon County North Carolina has 17 major river basins. The basins west of the Blue Ridge Mountains flow to the Gulf of Mexico (via the Ohio and then the Mississippi River). All the others flow to the Atlantic Ocean. Of the 17 basins, 11 originate within the state of North Carol”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great place to go strawberry picking, or pumpkin picking in the fall. There's also usually some other food you can get there (farmer's market type, so it varies by season)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Has Chapel Hill Tire auto repair, CVS pharmacy, Lowes Food supermarket, O2 Fitness, PTA thriftstore, Mexican restaurant and more”
  • 2 locals recommend
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American Restaurant
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“great drive thru and sit down coffee shop near by. about a 10 minute or less drive. Is open late. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“A Relais Chateaux property south of Chapel Hill, consistently rated one of the South's best restaurants, a true gourmet experience. Chef Colin Bedford earned the title of Grand Chef from Relais Chateaux. Reservations and jacket for men recommended.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has great local pizza made fresh and you can even buy by the slice!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Ehhhh... it's typical strip mall Chinese take-out... the egg rolls and steamed dumplings are good”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“great drive thru and sit down coffee shop near by. about a 10 minute or less drive. Is open late. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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“Great burgers and good selection of local craft beer with a nice outdoor seating area.”
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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