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

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Instagram post 2117009228854780778_349049875 Hillsborough’s first downtown mural is complete! What a great partnership project. Come #visithillsboroughnc to see it in person. #publicart #jazz #piano #murals
Instagram post 2114055556340405030_349049875 Have you eaten your way through Hillsborough yet? We recently had a photoshoot with Los Altos, The Village Diner, J&F Kitchen, and Antonia’s- and it left us HUNGRY! #foodieparadise #freeparking #nomnomnom #delicious
Instagram post 2077784268982777720_349049875 The Dedicated Men of Zion are layin' it down at Picnic in the Park.  Live music plus food trucks and more! 
Instagram post 2075650570309183075_349049875 A shady spot to take a load off on a hot day in front of the Old County Courthouse.  #visithillsboroughnc
Instagram post 2065497960319248490_349049875 It's a perfect day for eating outside.  Have a meal on Churton Street and enjoy downtown Hillsborough!

Instagram post 2061867655393861966_349049875 Even on a rainy day,  Hillsborough is a lovely place to visit.  The Visitors Center is open to all that need to dry off and plan a visit.
Instagram post 2050927688199085678_349049875 Helen's Garden at the Visitors Center is in full bloom.  It's a beautiful place to catch a shady spot on a hot day like this.

Instagram post 2050190182309163820_349049875 Sunday is the last day to get tickets to Brunch on the Lawn at Historic Moorefields.  Have a mimosa and a catered jazz brunch at a wonderful historic property on Sunday June 2nd.
Instagram post 2029276908987853911_349049875 At least you know where your barbecue is coming from this weekend. 
Instagram post 2019301471364582990_349049875 This old house looks so good on a beautiful spring day. 
Instagram post 1993861648852387256_349049875 The Hillsborough Bus is officially in rotation!  Keep an eye out for it and send us a pic if you see it out and about.  #hillsboroughbus
Instagram post 1987918270876703248_349049875 Celebrating Hillsborough's own Billy Strayhorn today.  Come out for events honoring the jazz legend who hung his hat right here in Hillsborough when he was a child.

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