Visit Hillsborough, North Carolina. The perfect weekend getaway. The Perfect day trip. Visit Hillsborough, a Unique southern town. Founded more than 250 years ago. Explore over 100 historic homes and structures. Take in the beautiful, historic architecture. Stroll on the scenic Riverwalk greenway. Hike to the top of Occoneechee Mountain. (Hillsborough is) A haven for artists and writers. Unique shops and restaurants you can’t find anywhere else. Great food, great beer, great people. The perfect weekend getaway (or) escape. Explore for the day, or extend your stay. Delicious (and/or) award winning, locally owned pubs and restaurants. America’s little literary town. America’s coolest small town. No ordinary small southern town. The (or) A Small town with BIG History. Variations: It’s just a stone’s throw; A charming southern getaway. It’s just a stone’s throw to a charming, southern getaway on the banks of the Eno River.

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

What type of adventurer are you?

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☀️ This is Hillsborough ❤️ 
Come explore! 
🎨 Arts 
📚 History 
☘️ Nature 
🍽️ Dining
🛍️ Shopping

>>> Come for the day or extend your stay! Be sure to keep up with our latest news by subscribing to our monthly newsletter 🔗 on our website!

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Happy Fourth 🎉🧨🎆 
Looking for something to do with your visitors?! Our calendar is jam packed with fun! Check it out >>>

🥾 Rev War-era Walking Tour Thursday 4th 10:30 - hosted by @historichillsborough 🎟️ 

🎷Live Jazz night @yonderbarnc Thursday starting at 8pm

🎨 First Fridays @ocncarts Friday from 6-9pm

🍸 Outlandish Tour & Wee Swallie (Tour and Tasting experience ) Saturday 3pm hosted by @historichillsborough and @yonderbarnc 

🇺🇲 Independence Goastravaganza all weekend @spring_haven_farm 

>>> For a full list of things to do follow our stories or check out our website!
☀️ Summer Days are Here 🌞 
Here's our weekend lineup! 

🎨 Last Fridays & Art Walk hosted by @hillsborougharts FREE community event

🥾 Revolutionary-era Walking Tour Saturday 10:30 hosted by @historichillsborough 🎟️ 

👩🏼‍🌾 Saturday Farmers Market hosted by @enoriverfarmersmarket 

🎶 Live Music throughout town @nashstreettavern @yonderbarnc @thecolonialinn1759 

🗓️ More events & details on our website! 
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☀️ It's hot out 🥵 Why not go for ice cream!🍦 Check out Hillsborough's go-to spots 👇🏼
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#summer #sweetreat #icecream
🥒🥬🍅 The Hillsborough Community Garden in bloom 😍 

📍 Located off the Riverwalk in downtown Hillsborough, you'll find a flourishing community garden that helps to feed the local community! In partnership with @porchhillsborough , all produce grown here is donated back to local families. 

✋🏼 If you are looking to lend a hand - Volunteers are welcome on Saturdays! Explore more at their website hilcomgarden.org ❤️
🚽 FlushFest - West Hillsborough's Homemade Music Festival - is happening NEXT WEEK - Join @enoriverbrewing , @theclothmill , @enohouseig , and @nashstreettavern for an epic weekend of live music & festivities all in support of The Appropriate Sanitation Institute! 

🎵 20 bands
✋🏽 5 Stages
🚚 Food Trucks
🎥 Silent Film 
🎉 And More

Tickets are by donation and can be found @flushfest24 
Want to get involved?!
🤘🏽 Volunteer for the day and receive a free festival Tshirt
💰 Become a Flush Fest VIP and support more than just the festival. Starting at $20/month, sponsorships help make a global impact with their support of clean water projects.
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