Pro Tips for a Hillsborough Day Trip

Pro Tips for a Hillsborough Day Trip

Hillsborough may look small, but it is filled with BIG possibilities. It can be hard to fit all the history, art, food, and fun into one day. From the endless outdoor pursuits to our historic streets, this is a guide to help any day-tripper enjoy Hillsborough!


Free Guides

The Hillsborough Visitor Center has created free adventure guides and itineraries to assist in planning your Hillsborough adventure. Visit our website for a full list of free tours.




Bring the Kids

Hillsborough offers fun for all ages! From our tot lots and community parks to getting down on the farm, the young ones are sure to enjoy the day. Also, bring along your fishing poles for a day on the pond at the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area.





Free Parking

One of the best parts about Hillsborough is the walkability. Park at the free parking deck, River Park Pavillion, or any of the street parking and set out to enjoy the town. The sidewalks are designed for accessibility, and there are public restrooms both downtown and located at many of our parks. For the free parking guide, visit our website.





No trip would be complete without the company of our furry friends! Hillsborough welcomes man’s best friend with its endless trails, off-the-leash dog park, and outdoor dining options. Businesses such as Margaret Lane Gallary also welcomes well-behaved pups.






Shop Family Owned

It’s not just about shopping small in Hillsborough, but many of our stores are family-owned and operated! Our boutiques are filled with unique finds that don’t break the bank. For a complete list of all shops visit our website.




Be sure to stop by the Hillsborough Visitor Center for more information. Also, be sure to view the calendar for upcoming events and browse our website for maps and other details.

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