The Triangle area is filled with great food, incredible artists, wonderful history, and plenty of fun for all ages. Here is a list of things to do nearby, based on our own experience of living in this part of the Triangle for the past 30 years.

– Attend a Carolina Performing Arts show at Memorial Hall
– Laugh at stand-up performers at DSI Comedy Theater
– Participate in the 2ndFriday Artwalk
– Get a book signed by an author at Flyleaf Books or McIntyre’s Books
– Listen to a great band at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw
– Catch a movie at The Varsity or Lumina theaters
– View the latest exhibition at Ackland Art Museum or FRANK Gallery
– Watch your favorite band perform at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro
– Visit local art studios during the annual Open Studio Tours (Nov.-Dec.)
– Attend an outdoor concert at Briar Chapel’s Summer Music Series (Jun.-Sept.)
– Catch a traveling Broadway show at Durham Performing Arts Center
– Take a walking tour of the colorful murals throughout town (download map)

– Attend a UNC Football, Soccer, Baseball or Basketball game (Go Heels!)
– Play a round of golf at UNC’s Finley Golf Course, or other nearby courses
– Catch the excitement at Tar Heel Town on a UNC football game day (Sept.-Nov.)
– Spend an afternoon among the memorabilia at the Carolina Basketball Museum
– See the caricatures of UNC icons on the walls at Spanky’s Restaurant and Bar
– Watch a game or Franklin Street celebrations from the balcony at Top of the Hill
– Rush Franklin Street after a UNC victory over Duke
– Hike the Occoneechee or Briar Chapel trails
– Go for a kayak adventure along the Haw River
– Go for a nature walk at the N.C. Botanical Garden
– Enjoy Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn (Apr.-Oct.)
– Have a picnic in the Coker Arboretum
– Check out the local farm scene on the annual Piedmont Farm Tour (April)
– Go for a walk in Jordan Lake’s Educational Forest, and lookout for bald eagles
– Relax on the lawn of Weaver Street Market in Carrboro
– Go fishing on the Eno River
– Stroll along the scenic Riverwalk, an urban greenway in Hillsborough

– See Paperhand Puppet Intervention perform an outdoor show at Forest Theatre
– See the Beltie cows & goats and stroll the walkable Fearrington Village
– Pile a cone high with Carolina Crunch from Maple View Farm
– Catch an afternoon show at Morehead Planetarium
– Learn and explore with the kids at Kidzu Children’s Museum
– Camp out for a good spot at the Fourth of July fireworks at Kenan Stadium
– Ring in the Christmas season with Ira David Wood’s A Christmas Carol
– Browse more than 100 artists’ booths during Festifall (Oct.)
– Take a tour of Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro

– Taste the Honeysuckle Sorbet at Crook’s Corner
– Order a Single, Double, or Triple BLT at Merritt’s Store & Grill
– Try a craft cocktail at The Crunkleton or the hidden Peccadillo.
– Shop local produce from the Carrboro Farmers’ Market
– Taste dishes by local chefs at the annual Pepper Festival in Briar Chapel (Oct.)
– Take a brewery or distillery tour of Carolina Brewery or Top of the Hill
– Wait in line on a weekend morning at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
– Finish a 33-ounce blue cup of beer at He’s Not Here
– Buy a cut of meat from Cliff’s Meat Market in Carrboro
– Pick out gourmet gifts at Southern Season

– Take a guided tour of the Old Chapel Hill Cemetery
– Drink from the Old Well
– Kiss your sweetheart below the Davie Poplar tree on UNC’s campus
– Get a milk shake and a hamburger at Sutton’s
– Celebrate Halloween in a big way on Franklin Street
– Dine at Carolina Coffee Shop, the town’s oldest restaurant
– Shop for a Carolina blue tie at (Alexander) Julian’s
– Walk around a historic neighborhood like Gimghoul to admire the architecture