It’s just a stone’s throw to a charming, southern getaway on the banks of the Eno River.


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 2181437205264708197_349049875 So much to do this Holiday season in Hillsborough!  Do your shopping, eat a great meal, and take in one of these fabulous events.  Check out all the details at visithillsboroughnc.com.
Instagram post 2177930698401103817_349049875 November is Shop Small Business Month in Hillsborough.  There are so many wonderful independently owned shops in this town, you'll just have to come for a visit to see for yourself.  Shop Small for your Holidays this year and visit Hillsborough to do it.
Instagram post 2150200801415307288_349049875 Scottish flags are flying in downtown Hillsborough to celebrate the upcoming Outlandish Hillsborough event.  Check out the website for more Info.

Instagram post 2149634074004429485_349049875 The Village Diner continues to gain praises. Come Visit Hillsborough to see what the fuss is all about!  https://www.ourstate.com/it-takes-a-village-village-diner-hillsborough-north-carolina/ 📸: Anagram Photo
Instagram post 2135722551863650612_349049875 It's almost time for Hog Day and we're so excited!  These as annual BBQ festival is such a great time - there's live music, arts and crafts, artists and vendors, kids activities, a 5k, a car show and, of course, tons of top notch NC BBQ.  Come on out this weekend to get in on the fun!

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.

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