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Hillsborough is no ordinary southern small town.

Its scenic beauty, graceful architecture spanning three centuries, lively arts and culture scene, and convenient location provide a charming getaway for the day - or longer.

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Hillsborough is a close and easy getaway.

From Distance Time
Asheville 212 miles 3 hours
Chapel Hill 12 miles 20 minutes
Charlotte 131 miles 2 hours
Durham 14 miles 18 minutes
Greensboro 42 miles 43 minutes
Greenville, SC 229 miles 3.5 hours
Morehead City 190 miles 3.25 hours
Nags Head 226 miles 4 hours
Raleigh 38 miles 43 minutes
Richmond, VA 163 miles 2.5 hours
Wilmington 170 miles 2.5 hours
Winston-Salem 68 miles 1 hour

What type of adventurer are you?

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The Hillsborough Holiday Wreath Stroll is now live! Go to  www.historichillsborough.org to download!
Don’t forget the Light Up The Night Hillsborough Holiday Parade is happening *tomorrow* at 4pm!! Hosted by @hborochamber, the parade will travel through downtown Hillsborough and will culminate with the annual tree lighting ceremony and community sing. This is an event you don’t want to miss!
Baby it’s cold outside! Warm up with some Southern Poutine cheese fries @thecolonialinnhillsborough now open for lunch!
Don’t forget to #shopsmall today! Hillsborough is home to many local boutiques, gift shops, and artisans and we hope you check them out today! Check out @hborochamber for a list of local businesses participating in Small Business Saturday.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making an appearance at the Hillsborough Visitor Center on Saturday, December 11th from 11-1! Folks are able to drop off their letters to Santa in person. 

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The new mural by artists @richardnickel and @christopher.revels at @newsoforange is looking especially beautiful today!
“The Awesome Adventures of Minnie Brown” by @orangehistorync is on sale now at the Hillsborough Visitor Center! Learn about the history of Orange County through Minnie Brown, a collie puppy with a big imagination. 
Stop by the Visitor Center Wednesday-Sunday, 10-4 to pick up a copy! Also available at the Orange County Historical Museum and on Amazon.com.
On Tuesday, November 30th, join the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough as they host Occaneechi historian Lawrence Dunmore to discuss the history of the Occaneechi in the 1600 and 1700s. Learn about how the tribe traded, lived, and interacted with one another in the colonial era in Orange County.
Cheers to Friday! What are your weekend plans? #visithillsborough 

📷 credit: @woodennickelpub
Get Zen-tered. Check out a few of Hillsborough's Top Yoga Spots. #visithillsborough

1. @yonderbarnc : Yoga at Yonder every other Sunday led by @poewellness Next session AUGUST 8TH 1:30 - 2:30 (space is limited). 

2. @monarchmovementco : Free Yoga @enoriverfarmersmarket - Keep an eye on this crew as their new studio is set to open in September. 

3. A Step To Health: Instructors AnnMarie Yoga, Tsyr Han Chow, and Pat Dillon provide in-studio and virtual classes! Talk about flexibility. 

4. @cedarwalkwellness: Community Yoga programs were launched this month. Follow them for upcoming event details. 

Photo Credit: @yonderbarnc

#yoga #wellness #fitness
Jump for Joy! It's the weekend

Are you joining the @hillsborougharts Last Friday's festivities!? Be sure to tag us (@hillsboroughnc) in your pics. 

📷: photo by @monarchmovementco

#visitnc #visitchapelhill #art #lastfriday
Art, Dancing, Poetry, Music - Don't miss @hillsborougharts Last Friday's happening downtown Hillsborough THIS FRIDAY! 

📷: @thedigitalbutler 

Thankful for those who make these events happen! 
@jc.created @hillsborougharts @living_arts_collective 

Suns out, tongues out - doggo adventures around Hillsborough. What is your favorite pup-friendly spot? 

#visithillsborough #visitnc

📷: @gorbachevae Thanks for sharing your photos with us!
Weekend plans?? #visithillsborough 

📷: @thedigitalbutler @jc.created Photo taken @hillsborougharts Last Friday. The next Last Friday is July 31!
Riverwalk finds 🔍 Occaneechi Village Replica. #visithillsborough 

📷: @portablenc 

Tag us in your river walk views! @hillsboroughnc
We love our ice cream spots un-CONE-ditionally. 😉🍦

Plan your next dessert stop in Hillsborough! 
1. @enoriverfarm 
2. @broken.spoke.farm 
4. @mapleviewfarmicecream 

📷 credit: @wildestcreams

We all scream for ice cream! Tag us in your photo.
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