Your Perfect Day
Carrboro is filled with many perfect days. The challenge is merely to figure out what your perfect day looks like. Here are a few suggestions. Just find yourself on the list below and then go have a perfect day on us…
Carrboro is a heaven for foodies. For prepared meals, you can lavish in food prepared with local ingredients at Panzanella, try the rich comfort food at Tyler's, the exquisite cuisine at Glasshalfull, sample the Belgian-inspired menu at Milltown, enjoy a meal in the actual retro fitted train cars at Southern Rail, or sample the unique Mexican creations at Armadillo Grill or Carrburittos. If you prefer cafeteria-style fresh food, again with an accent on local ingredients, try the hot and cold salad bar at Weaver Street Market. Top it all off with world class coffee at the Open Eye Café, or with an organic, free trade treat at Padgett Station. And then, for the coup de grace, visit a true chocolate shop, Miel Bon Bons, where the incredible and varied chocolate concoctions are made fresh on premises every day.
For Foodies Part II
If shopping for food is your thing, you're in the right place. Weaver Street Market features a spectacular array of locally grown, fresh and organic foods. Consider Glasshalfull owners Mickey and Jim are your own personal cash advance australia sommeliers – they will help you pick out the perfect bottle of wine at any price point. And speaking of beverages, no trip to Carrboro is complete without a stop in the Carrboro Beverage Company, a shop filled with weird and wonderful beers and sodas.
For Craft Lovers
Good news, craft lovers, Carrboro has a cornucopia of craft shops. Start with a visit to the best kept secret in town, the Clay Centre Gallery where locals throw pots and put their creations on display and for sale. Then hop on over to The Original Ornament where you can try your hand at a beading table (free), get advice on beading or jewelry making (free) or browse through thousands of beads and bead creations from around the world. From there, it's a quick walk to Nested, the gift shop whose goal is to find “gifts so good you won't want to part with them.” And cap your visit with the must-see North Carolina Crafts Gallery, featuring crafts of all kinds made right here in NC.
For Art Lovers
There's nothing finer than finding the time for a class at The ArtsCenter, a regionally famous nexus for all types of art, from performance to art on paper. No time for a class? You can browse the ArtsCenter gallery and the directly across the street, visit the world famous Jesse Kalisher Gallery. Jesse's B&W photography is collected around the world and is in museums across America – and his flagship gallery is right here in Carrboro.
For Comedy & Night Life Lovers
DSI is an internationally famous improv comedy club and home to the nation's largest comedy festival – and its right here in Carrboro! There are shows every weekend, guaranteed to make you laugh. And classes too, if you have the time. And if you want to make a night of it, try any of the 100+ beers at Milltown or the 30+ beers on tap at Tyler's. If lounging outside is your thing, try the beer garden at Southern Rail. Or if you prefer, try the wine by the glass at Glasshalfull, Padgett Station or the Open Eye Café. Southern Rail's vintage sister bar in The Station has bands/DJs nightly with No Cover charge. Wherever you turn, this town is alive at night.
Start off with the free music series at the Weaver Street Lawn which is always 100% kid friendly and then turn to the ArtsCenter for classes, summer programs and kid-friendly concerts by Grammy Award Winning musicians. Just walk through town and count the strollers and you'll know, this is a town that loves kids.
For Outdoorsy Folks
There's plenty of hiking in the area. And there's no better place to get a fix on which trails to hit than at Townsend Bertram and Company – our very own locally grown outdoor outfitters. Here, the folks can set you up with everything from a BPA-free water bottle and directions to the nearest trail head to a backpack, tent and sleeping bag for your next attempt at Mt. Everest.
For Clothes Hounds
Roulette Vintage is a vintage and local clothing store with a reputation that stretches from Carrboro all the way to Brooklyn, NY. If Vintage and/or locally made clothing is your thing, then you've found your corner of heaven. If you're into clothes, you might enjoy a visit to The Original Ornament, where beading and jewelry and the passion. And if you're into jewelry, you might also visit Nested and the NC Crafts Gallery who both feature popular jewelry made by local artists. Finally, if the camping casual look is more your thing, then hop on over to Townsend Bertram and Company for a look at everything from sandals to fleeces.
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