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Enjoy Unique, Self-Guided Tours around Chapel Hill

Whether you’re new to Southern Village or have lived here for years, there’s always something exciting to explore and appreciate. Now that spring is here and the weather is nicer, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sights around our Chapel Hill apartments. Check out the list of our favorite self-guided tours around Chapel Hill below!

UNC Chapel Hill Campus

Taking a tour around a college campus isn’t just for nervous high school students exploring college options. Rich with natural beauty and historic charm, UNC Chapel Hill is the perfect place to spend a fun afternoon. Thankfully, the university now offers self-guided tours for you to explore all of the major sights at your leisure. Visitors especially love the memorials, arboretum, and beautiful architecture. As you travel around the campus, you’ll also learn a great deal about the history of UNC. For example, UNC Chapel Hill was the nation’s first public university.

Historic Hillsborough

A short trip to the neighborhood of Hillsborough will give you even more options for self-guided tours. The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough has put together three different walking tours of the area. One focuses on historic homes and buildings while the other two focus on local gardens and cemeteries and locations important to Hillsborough’s African American history. Each tour allows participants to engage with local history while also enjoying a bit of exercise. 

Mural Tour

Orange County is also known for its love of the arts. Dozens of murals cover buildings throughout the area so the Visitor’s Bureau put together a self-guided tour of some of the most iconic murals. You can also read up on each mural to learn more about the artist and their work. Featuring images depict everything from turtles to tributes to North Carolina musicians. This self-guided tour will also provide a brilliant overview of our local DIY art scene.

After these self-guided tours around Chapel Hill, you can pick up food to-go from one of these great local restaurants. To learn more about Southern Village, please contact us. We would love to take you on a virtual tour of our apartments in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, so that you can discover firsthand all that we have to offer.

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