Chapel Hill Tourism

Nestled in the Orange County, tucked between Durham and Raleigh, Chapel Hill is home to the University of North Carolina. Popular as one of the country’s best college town, Chapel Hill offers an array of educative and entertaining activities to its visitors. Be it arenas to watch a legendary game of basketball to live music venues; Chapel Hill is all about experiences.

Chapel Hill was a town with a meager population of 1000 Scottish and English immigrants and took the name from the New Hope Chapel located at the east of the settlement. The Carolina Inn which stands on the hill was the original site of the chapel. In 1819, the town was revamped to accommodate the University of North Carolina. Today, it is one of the western-most points of the research triangle and is one of the largest municipalities of North Carolina.

The downtown is dotted with attractions, museums and quirky restaurants serving authentic North American cuisine. Chic cafes, magnolia-lined campus and legacy of fine education are factors that set apart Chapel Hill tourism from the other destinations in North Carolina.

Visit Chapel Hill and treat yourself with a didactic, vibrant and legendary travel experience! 

Essential travel information and Chapel Hill tips for your visit

  • All the libraries in Campus have free WiFi.
  • Know the pollution level of Chapel Hill before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • How safe is Chapel Hill for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Chapel Hill.

    • Burglary and Theft 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 93.75 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.88 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 3.13 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 81.99 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 83.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 18.97 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.67 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 86.39 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.42 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Chapel Hill

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35 USD

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