- Our list of the best things to do in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, features the top 149 nearby activities — including 70 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Chapel Hill, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Entertainment & Shows, Museums & Galleries, and Sports & Fitness.
- The results below include the top 29 things to do within the city of Chapel Hill, NC , followed by 120 popular activities in nearby cities, including Durham, Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Pittsboro, Mebane, Burlington, Wake Forest, Fuquay-Varina and Sanford
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The Dinner Detective Raleigh - Durham Piedmont Triad MoreLess Info
Suspicious glances fill ballroom as improv-savvy cast helps diners with invented identities solve a murder during a four-course meal
96% 365 votes
250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC MoreLess Info
The historic University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the first public university in the United States. The campus of this respected research university is lush and inviting, making it a lovely place for an afternoon stroll.
98% 128 votes
450 Skipper Bowles Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 MoreLess Info
Located in North Carolina, The Carolina Basketball Museum is dedicated to the legacy of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team. Exhibits include tributes to the team's greatest players, a short film on the history of this respected basketball program and rooms full of assorted memorabilia.
88% 111 votes
300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC MoreLess Info
The home of the famous North Carolina Tar Heel basketball team is the Dean E. Smith Center. The arena can hold nearly 22,000 people and has served as the home for Tar Heels basketball since 1986.
98% 52 votes
Farrington Boat Ramp, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 MoreLess Info
Chapel Hill's Triangle Boat Tours offers a panoply of excursion options. Its most popular offerings are the fall foliage tour, romantic moonlit ride, daytime voyages and sunrise cruises. The company also accepts charter reservations for birthay parties.
94% 49 votes
501 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 MoreLess Info
Foodies love to indulge with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours. Each tour includes visits to several carefully-selected restaurants and small portions of their best dishes. Guests often have the opportunity to speak with the head chef about what lies on the table before them.
90% 58 votes
Cameron Ave. and Raleigh St., Chapel Hill, NC MoreLess Info
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill own and manages the beautiful Coker Arboretum. This botanical garden is free to the public and is a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed weekend afternoon with family and friends.
91% 127 votes
Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 MoreLess Info
Dedicated to the beauty of the stars, the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is located in coveted 'dark sky country,' enabling its telescopes to see much more than those in areas with greater light pollution. The Planetarium is open throughout the year and offers special programs for kids.
83% 103 votes
University Mall, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 MoreLess Info
Gourmands and chefs in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for truffles, exotic spices, imported chocolates and other fine, difficult-to-find ingredients. The shop is open to the public and also accepts telephone orders.
85% 196 votes
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 MoreLess Info
An institution of the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina Botanical Garden is a sensory delight full of fragrant flowers, majestic trees and a profusion of beautiful flowering plants.
90% 112 votes
Columbia and Franklin Sts., Chapel Hill, NC MoreLess Info
Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Ackland Art Museum is a locus of artistic and creative activity and appreciation. Admission is free, and donations are gratefully accepted.