The getaway you've been waiting for...


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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We have some fantastic Halloween events being hosted by local Hillsborough organizations this year! Be sure to check out our town’s first Glow Walk, hosted by the Colonial Inn on October 30th.The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and  Lloyd’s Dairy will also be hosting Halloween Happenings on the 27th and 29th respectively. More information is available on their websites.
#halloween #hillsboroughnc #visithillsboroughnc
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.
Add to your bucket list - Day trip to Hillsborough! See our visitor pro-tips (click news and notes in bio)

#visithillsborough @visitchapelhill @visitnc @saratogagrill @108_churton
Sunlit stroll #visithillsborough 
The getaway you've been waiting for. 
Photo Credit: @digangiauthor
Happy Holiday Weekend! Check out the local celebration (click News & Notes in bio). #visithillsborough

Tag us in your Fourth of July celebrations! @hillsboroughnc
☀️Summer in Hillsborough; Live Music, History Tours, Last Friday Art Walk, Homemade Ice Cream, Poetry, & More. Don't miss the latest news and events - subscribe to our monthly newsletter (link in bio).

Hillsborough - The Getaway You've Been Waiting For

(Photo Credit:  @thedigitalbutler @jc.created https://www.thedigitalbutler.io/)

#visithillsborough #visitnc #art #music #history
Sunshine + Ice Tea + Friends. Here's to the weekend!

 #visithillsborough The getaway you've been waiting for ❤

(📷 @SPMurray & @orangecountync )

#visitnc @thecolonialinnhillsborough
Last Fridays are TOMORROW! #visithillsborough #visitnc #art #music 

~~ Last Friday Music!⁠⁠ ~~
⁠⁠Free Drinks 
6-8 PM⁠⁠
Brandy Rambles, The Ghost + Bones
5-11 PM⁠⁠
Tim Wells & the Rhythm Aces
6:00-8:30 PM ⁠⁠

Chris Adkins 
6-8:30 PM
⁠⁠DJ Koshinga
5:30 PM-sunset

June's Last Friday Poetry Lineup!
6:15 - 6:45 PM
7:00 - 7:30 PM
7:45 - 8:15 PM
8:30 - 9:00 PM

Hillsborough is BUZZING with excitement for Pollinator Week, hosted by Hillsborough Garden Club! 

--Enjoy the buds of area pollinator gardens located throughout the town (Gold Park, @burwellschoolhistoricsite, @historichillsborough, @hillsboroughpolice , & more)

--Help paint a walking stone at the Hillsborough Police Department >> Ages 6-10 and limited space. See their Facebook page for more details.

--"Bee" on the hunt for beehive signs during the Hillsborough Garden Club's weekend scavenger hunt. Full details and potential prizes on their website: https://www.hillsboroughgardenclubnc.org

**Tag us in your garden photos!**
📷 credit: @ncsteve
**Father's Day Weekend in Hillsborough**

There is plenty to do this weekend to celebrate Dad! 

--Music: Catch live music @thecolonialinnhillsborough , @yonderbarnc , or @thehottinroof

--Tour the historic streets of downtown with @historichillsborough and @hauntedhillsborough
With their Saturday Churton St History Stroll.

--Enjoy movies on the farm @spring_haven_farm Movies with Goats.

--Head out to @botanistandbarrel for their Father's Day Cider-Glazed Sausage event

--Send Mom and Dad out for a date night of their own, explore the @orangehistorync latest exhibit: Date Night

--Or find the perfect gift for pops at one of our local boutiques! Link on website.

Did we miss something?! Let us know how you will be celebrating Fathers Day! 

Photo Credit: Taylor White @tnwhite2 Ayr Mount
Furry friends are welcome! 🐾

Hit the trails with your best friend, enjoy Gold Park's off-the-leash dog park, and snag a snack at one of our MANY dog-friendly outdoor dining options. Hillsborough is the getaway you've been waiting for! 
Photo Credit: @bullcitybichon

#visitnc #dogfriendly #travel #local #explorenc
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