Comfort Inn University Durham - Chapel Hill
3508 Mt. Moriah Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 490-4949
Fax: (919) 419-0535
If you are visiting Chapel Hill, then a stroll around the Meadowmont Village area is a must! This quaint neighborhood is not only home to luxurious villas and million dollar homes, but also stands as an address to picturesque promenades, running and biking paths, and the strikingly beautiful Meadowmont Village Circle Fountain. It is here that you will find an interesting mix of popular chains of restaurants and neighborhood cafes as well as local bars; which are best to visit after you have happily exhausted your pennies at the shopping area.
This shopping and dining district runs all the way from East to West Franklin Street, parallel to the University of North Carolina's main campus in Chapel Hill. An eclectic mix of shops and restaurants, most independently owned, draw everyone from young families to retirees. Shop for hip fashions, jewelry and sports gear, then pull up a chair on the quaint patio at Top of the Hill and imbibe in some of its signature Herbed Fried Chicken. Accepted credit cards vary.
Located on the campus of University of North Carolina, the Old Chapel Hill covers 125 acres (51 hectares). The cemetery has five sidewalks, manicured lawns and memorial stones. Established in 1798, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Established in 1795, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill still stands today as the oldest public university in the country. This campus hosts a plethora of events throughout the year in the arts, academics, sports and more. Memorial Hall stages a breath-taking concerts, Kenan Memoral Stadium hosts stunning feats of athleticism and the Ackland Art Museum provides a quiet place to contemplate the visual arts.
Visit the idyllic North Carolina Botanical Garden to explore a diverse range of plants, flowers and other varieties of flora. The garden aims to conserve these natural treasures and also arranges events in botany, gardening, tours and lectures. The Botanical Garden is located on the University of North Carolina's campus.
The visitors' center for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers up-to-date information on campus environment and facilities. When students and visitors arrive at campus, the center provides general information about the campus, maps and guides. Here, you can request a tour of the University. Check website for more details.
Built in 1927, Kenan Memorial Stadium is often hailed as "America's most beautiful stadium." This 60,000 capacity stadium hosts games for the University of North Carolina's football team. If you're planning on visiting during a game day, expect to be bombarded with the sight of cheering and chanting fans from all ages wearing light blue, the official color of the Tar Heels.
In its original incarnation, the Old Well was the sole source of water for the University of North Carolina's campus in Chapel Hill. The current form of the Old Well was built in 1897 as a neoclassical rotunda and encompasses a water fountain that uses the same source of water as its predecessor. Tradition dictates that students prior to their first exams should drink from the Old Well for good luck and on football game days, the North Carolina Tar Heels team will travel from the Old Well to Kenan Memorial Stadium for the big game.
Located in the University of North Carolina, the Old East is a historic hall. This Italianate residence hall was built in 1793, and is one of the first constructions on site. It comprises of study rooms, kitchen, laundry, television room and lounges. Some of the amenities include smoke detectors, alarms, air-conditioning and sprinkler system. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Top of the Hill opens daily as a restaurant that has been voted "Best Place to Impress a Date," "Best Place to See and Be Seen," and "Best Outdoor Deck," among other awards. The locals frequent the Top for great food and brews, and visitors will find it highly recommended as a true taste of Chapel Hill. Patrons indulge in an eclectic selection of Baked Crab Dip, Tenderloin Bruscetta, or French Quarter Jambalya. When the sun goes down, the Top transforms into a chic UNC hangout, featuring Drain the Tank Mondays and live music on Thirsty Thursdays. The restaurant has a full bar, but with microbrews that have netted eighteen World Championship Beer medals, it seems that an ice cold pint is the way to go. - Caitlin Fahey
Cameron Indoor Stadium is the perfect home for the Duke University basketball program. While legend has it that the design for the stadium was conceived on the back of a matchbook cover, one would be hard put to deny that the atmosphere of the stadium has contributed to the success of the university's basketball teams, who win a good portion of their games all-time. The intimacy of the arena places fans in the center of the action, ensuring frequent sell-out crowds.
Built in the early 1930s, the tower of Duke Chapel soars 210 feet (65 meters) into the sky. James B. Duke, founder of the chapel, felt that its presence would influence the spiritual lives of Duke students. Fine ornamentation, stained glass and four beautifully crafted organs, including a Flentrop or "Bach's organ," draw thousands of admirers each year. For more details, check website.