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Destination Suitcase

Plan, pack and experience. From on-property activities, local culture and information, to tips on ways to explore the area, we want to immerse you in everything that our location offers. With Destination Suitcase, be inspired to explore our unique destination with a virtual suitcase of recommended items to help lead you on a path to individual discovery.

Dress Like a Carolina Tar Heel

Have a blast dressing yourself up as a Carolina Tar Heel during your stay. Shop for UNC gear at the Student Store, longtime locals’ favorite Johnny T-Shirts or the preppie Julina's, all located within walking distance of The Carolina Inn on historic Franklin Street.

Afternoon Tea

The Carolina Inn's long standing Afternoon Tea service embodies the customary practice of this ritual as done by generations past. This time-honored tradition at the Inn is a truly unique event and should be on the "must do" list during your stay.


UNC Finley Golf Club is one of the most enjoyable courses you will ever play. The 18-hole course was designed by Tom Fazio featuring five tee boxes that challenge every level golfer. The course has versatility with its 7,328 yards of golf from the Tar Heel Tees and 5,017 yards from the red tees.

UNC Finley Golf Course
Local Activities & Events

Sip - Savor - Socialize during our annual live concert series Fridays on the Front Porch starting the third Friday in April through mid-October. Relax on our shady front porch while enjoying live music and delicious fare. During the fall and winter months, get pumped up and enjoy a Carolina football or basketball game. For a more laid back evening experience a performance at Memorial Hall.

Crossroads Chapel Hill

Authentic Carolina cuisine, handcrafted cocktails and exemplary service in an energetic yet relaxed atmosphere. This is what you’ll experience at the newly renovated Crossroads Chapel Hill, located in The Carolina Inn. With regionally sourced ingredients, our chef has crafted a cuisine as diverse as North Carolina’s landscape, instilling Southern soul and Carolina spirit in seasonal menus.

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Crossroads crafts a dining experience unique to Chapel Hill. Share a meal or cocktail with friends and family in the historic setting of The Carolina Inn. With its distinctly Southern soul and North Carolina Spirit, this award-winning restaurant and bar infuses your experience with energy, great food and a comforting sense of place.