North Carolina Botanical Garden
Summer is the best time to visit this popular attraction
Right now is the best time to visit one of Chapel Hill’s top attractions, the North Carolina Botanical Garden? And why? Well, it’s located on the grounds of the University of North Carolina. And because school is out for the summer, that means less crowds (and more room) to explore for you. In addition to being one of the largest botanical gardens in the Southeast, it places a strong emphasis on what’s native – you’ll discover a wealth of plants that naturally grow in the area – and conservation. There’s also a gallery, education center, and gift shop. Even better? Complimentary guided tours are also offered the first Saturday every month now through October.