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Top recommendations from locals

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. ”
  • 25 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
Entertainment
“Guests that have made the cottage their home year after year really enjoy spending time with these amazing animals”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Unique bar in historic downtown Pittsboro. Great outdoor area, live music several nights per week. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Wonderfully upscale farm-to-table restaurant; great setting, delicious food, extensive wine list”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“Excellent local shop full of hand selected items from France, Africa, and local sources too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Some of the best North Carolina bar-b-que in the area is right up the street. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Fantastic fresh local (eastern nc delivered daily) fish, great baked goods, local veg and killer cocktails.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Roadhouse has killer food...Shrimp and Grits is my favorite...and they are known for having free music in the evenings too. Situated right in downtown Pittsboro, try to come down to Pittsboro a little early and enjoy browsing the antique, clothing and other shops before going to the Roadhouse for dinner.”
  • 5 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
Lodging
“Good little cafe with local ingredients. Breakfast. Close to Phoenix Bakery, so go there for donut dessert.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 4 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
American Restaurant
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“Throwback American diner serving egg creams, malt shakes & burgers in a vintage, old-timey setting.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Unique bar in historic downtown Pittsboro. Great outdoor area, live music several nights per week. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderfully upscale farm-to-table restaurant; great setting, delicious food, extensive wine list”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Some of the best North Carolina bar-b-que in the area is right up the street. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fantastic fresh local (eastern nc delivered daily) fish, great baked goods, local veg and killer cocktails.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The Roadhouse has killer food...Shrimp and Grits is my favorite...and they are known for having free music in the evenings too. Situated right in downtown Pittsboro, try to come down to Pittsboro a little early and enjoy browsing the antique, clothing and other shops before going to the Roadhouse for dinner.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Good little cafe with local ingredients. Breakfast. Close to Phoenix Bakery, so go there for donut dessert.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 4 locals recommend
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

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