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.

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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What's in tap this weekend in Hillsborough 

>> First Fridays @ocncarts : Live music's, food, great art! Free for all. 6-9pm

>> Saturday Slowdown @ramblerill : Market and Open Farm Day from 10-2. 

>> Saturday: Historic Walking Tours with @historichillsborough 10am. Tickets required ($10)

>> Saturday : New Exhibit @orangehistorync opening celebration starts at 1pm - the new exhibit will showcase memorabilia from the 1969 Orange County Highschool Basketball Champs! Free to attend. 

>> Saturday : @burwellschoolhistoricsite Derby Day Gala 5-9. Tickets required . 

>> Saturday: Walking tours with @hauntedhillsborough 730-10 tickets required. 

>> Sunday: Wild Bird Walk @friends_of_moorefields 8-9am. Admission free but donations are encouraged.
☀️ So much going on this week >> Head over to our events calendar for the full list! And keep an eye on our stories for other events details. 

🖌️ Teen Arts Collective @ocncarts Tuesday 16th 

🎤 Noir at the Bar @yonderbarnc Thursday 18th

📚 House Tours at Ayr Mount Thursday - Saturday hosted by @jenrettefoundation

🥾 Historic Hillsborough Walking Tour Saturday 20th hosted by @historichillsborough

🎵 River Park Concert *FREE* Saturday 20th hosted by @trianglemusicalliance

👻 Haints Misbehaving Haunted Walking Tour Saturday 20th hosted by @hauntedhillsborough

📸 Blackwood Farms
Install Day for @ocncarts 
⭐ First Fridays April 5th⭐
Eno Arts Mill📍 437 Dimmocks Mill Rd
Give them a follow and check out the deets!
✨ Last Fridays are BACK✨

Hosted by @hillsborougharts , the streets come alive in celebration of art, culture, and community every last Friday March through November. Whether you parooze the local art galleries, kick back with the literary entertainment of the Roaming Poets (hosted by @jen_jus_write ), or feel the rhythm with the @living_arts_collective , there is no shortage of fun! 

Head over to @hillsborougharts page for more information. You can also follow our Weekend highlight for more events details. 
Content credit: @hillsborougharts
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us! 🍀

💚 March 16: @teacupgin playing @yonderbarnc

💚 March 17: @mamabribriandthestranger playing @thehottinroof 

💚 March 17: Beer-N-Hymns @nashstreettavern 

💚 March 17: St.Paddy's Party with @bogturtleband at @yonderbarnc 

💚 March 17: Sunday re-Opening Celebration @radiuspizza_nc 

💚 All Weekend: St. Paddy's at the Farm @spring_haven_farm 

View our events calendar or follow the Weekend highlight on Instagram
🖌️Have you checked out @anne_and_arthur yet?!?🎨

Dive into a world of creativity at Anne & Arthur – your go-to spot for top-notch art supplies and one-of-a-kind treasures! 🎨✨ Nestled off Churton Street, just steps away from @weaverstreetmarket and in good company with @volumehillsborough . 

Calling all teachers – A&A is an Orange County School approved supplier! 🍎📚 

#ArtisticFinds #CreativeCorner #qualitygoods

**Repost from @trianglemusicalliance. 

We are bringing the heat…and a whole lot of funk to this year’s River Park Concert! 

Excited to have the world-touring, funky & unforgettable @we.are.coolcoolcool headline this year’s concert! This is a band you truly will fall in-love with, but you need to bring those dancing shoes because you’re going to want to boogie!

We will also have some incredibly talented local bands on the card this year. @heatpreacherband @hotroosterband @thegoneghosts

Mark April 20th Noon-7:30pm on your calendars. It’s free for everyone to attend. As always we will be slinging pints, great food, and local art your way for a full day of happiness and fun in the River Park, Downtown Hillsborough, NC.

Our amazing sponsors:

Paynter Law Warren-Hay Mechanical Contractors, Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning Coleman, Merritt, Murphy & Rainsford, P.C. WHUP Red Oak Brewery Eno River Brewing Visit Hillsborough, NC Gateway Building Company Summit Design and Engineering Services World Wide Technology Carolina Sunrock LLC Nash Street Tavern Soccer.com The Wooden Nickel Public House The Digital Butler
3CIS, Why Data, Hardwood Designs

Graphics by @jc.created
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