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Chapel Hill is one of the prettiest cities in North Carolina, with a picturesque university campus and a downtown district lined with colorful shops. The university brings with it a number of attractions, including an arboretum and the Ackland Art Museum. It’s also home to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, an enlightening museum with a constant rotation of astronomy shows.

Rent a car through Orbitz to explore this famously attractive town, making sure you park up for a game of basketball during your trip. Having your own rental car allows you to travel further into the Tar Heel State, to even more enchanting destinations.

Chapel Hill and beyond: City hopping in North Carolina

Chapel Hill isn’t the only charming city-break destination in the region. Hop in your rental car to drive around North Carolina, stopping in its delightful cities.


Chapel Hill’s neighbor Durham is another academic city, as it’s the home of UNC’s rivals, Duke University. The campus is well worth exploring, promising atmospheric quads surrounded by historic campus buildings. Durham is a sports-mad city, so see if you can snag tickets to a baseball game to watch the Durham Bulls. While you’re in town, don’t miss the contemporary art of the 21c Museum.

Journey time: Around 25 minutes

Distance: Approximately 15 miles


The ‘City of Oaks’ is a leafy, elegant capital, where traditional architecture hides a modern, dynamic city. For a taste of the past, stroll around Historic Oakwood, where wood-clad houses recall the grandeur of the late 19th century. The North Carolina Museum of Art is one of the best attractions in the city, combining galleries full of wonders with tranquil gardens and striking 20th-century architecture.

Journey time: Around 40 minutes

Distance: Approximately 30 miles


The city of Fayetteville is another slice of Americana, toward the south of the state. Its pretty downtown area is packed with museums and historical sights. The military is honored here across several museums, including one dedicated to the Airborne Special Operations. Kids will love the interactive exhibits of the Fascinate-U Children’s Museum, while the Museum of Cape Fear traces the story of North Carolina from its earliest days.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 75 miles