So, in recent news my boyfriend started a new job in Raleigh, NC working at an engineering company. While he has traveled there many times to visit friends and go to UNC games I had never traveled past Charlotte. With that said, I knew that there was a lot to discover in and around Raleigh. First stop: Chapel Hill.
Both of my boyfriend’s parents attended the University of North Carolina and it was at UNC where they actually met each other and fell in love. So with blue practically running in their blood, I knew long ago that one day I would journey to Chapel Hill and see what exactly made it so special.
Spending an entire day in Tar Heel country and I actually understand why people love it so much. Between the stunning campus and vibrant downtown strip I might just become a basketball fan after all…
Here’s a rundown of everywhere we went and everything we did in a day at Chapel Hill.
- He’s Not Here Big ole’ cups of beer and home to the infamous Chapel Hill wall. Awesome place to just hang around the back porch with friends around a picnic table or of course watch some basketball by the bar.
- Top of the Hill Super swanky restaurant with a phenomenal rooftop view of downtown Chapel Hill. A wide variety of entrees to choose from plus an awesome afternoon menu with appetizers like Bavarian Pretzels and cheese and fried pickles and jalapenos. Plus they brew their beer in house…need I say anything else?
- University of North Carolina Campus More than just a place for the students, there’s a lot of really unique UNC landmarks like the fountain and the bell tower. Plus, it’s just a really beautiful campus to walk around.
- Four Corners Right along East Franklin Street is Four Corners. Classic Sports Bar complete with burgers, wings, and everything else in between. A great place to sit at the bar for a quick bite and drink. Plus, they have weekday specials!