Weekend Away: Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Historic Playmakers Theatre (left), Carolina Basketball Museum (right)

Chapel Hill abounds with friendly and helpful people ready to share its charms. Guests might attend productions at Historic Playmakers Theatre, peruse art galleries, cheer on Tarheels sports teams, or bike the lovely neighborhoods.The on-campus Carolina Basketball Museum celebrates UNC’s rich round-ball tradition with memorabilia, photos, and videos.

Ayr Mount

Another favorite is the 1815 Federal-style plantation house Ayr Mount in nearby Hillsborough, boasting a brick facade—uncommon for the period. Visitors can tour the Poet’s Walk, a 1-mile walking trail that affords scenic views of the Eno River.

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