Things to Look Forward to in the Triangle Area

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At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, we want to help our patients achieve gorgeous smiles through world-class pediatric dentistry and orthodontic treatment. We’re proud to revitalize our patients’ smiles, but we also want to give you a reason to use it. Thankfully, we’re located in a thriving community with plenty of opportunities for family-friendly, smile-inducing fun.

While the activities below are sure to satisfy the whole family, remember that with the current COVID-19 crisis, not all of them are appropriate for right now. Many of these locations are currently closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your next excursion for when the quarantine lifts. To help you outline your future adventures, here are some of our favorite things to do in Chapel Hill and the greater Research Triangle Area.

Things to Do in Chapel Hill & the Triangle Area

  1. Morehead Planetarium & Science Center: Looking for a way to combine education and fun? This excellent planetarium frequently has fun shows going on and is a great place for kids. Check out their calendar to see upcoming events!
  2. Carolina Sports: UNC’s sports program is always a blast, and the iconic Merritt’s Grill even has a stand in the stadium. The men’s baseball team is usually one of the nation’s best, so make sure not to miss out!
  3. Hillsborough Riverwalk: This magnificent greenway is an incredible way to enjoy the natural beauty of North Carolina. The 1.8 mile paved trail is perfect for walking, running, or cycling!
  4. Museum of Life & Science: This combination of museum, zoo, and nature center is sure to delight both kids and adults. With 84 acres, 60 species of animals, and tons of educational activities, it’s a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. 
  5. American Tobacco Campus: Don’t let the name fool you: this is actually a collection of delicious restaurants and bars that is sure to please any foodie. 
  6. Fridays on the Front Porch: This laid-back gathering includes craft cocktails, live music, and delicious food trucks. Check the website to find out when the event starts up this year!
  7. Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery: A mainstay of the Chapel Hill culinary and beverage scene, this is a great spot for a nice dinner or a tasty drink. You can even book tours of the distillery!
  8. Duke&Carolina Basketball Museums: Both Duke and UNC have museums dedicated to their basketball programs that are fantastic for fans of the teams and the sport itself. Carolina’s museum even features a framed letter written from Michael Jordan to Duke’s head coach declining his invitation to the university!
  9. Carolina Basketball Games: The season may be over, but basketball games at Carolina are always fun for the whole family. Children under 2 get in free!

Contact Your Chapel Hill, NC Kids Dentist

Our mission is to create beautiful smiles with professional expertise and care. We hope these ideas give you inspiration and something to look forward to. If you have more questions about things to do in the area or your dental health, just reach out to us at our contact page. We can’t wait to hear from you, and we hope you have some safe, wholesome fun soon!