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12 October . 2020

Fun, Fast Day Trips for the Fam

One of the best parts about life in Briar Chapel is the abundance of activities around the area. Hop in the car and take a delightful day trip with the family. Here are a few of our favorite “day-cation” spots!

Farmers Market produce

For the Foodies

The Triangle’s food scene is flourishing with scrumptious local dives and elegant eateries. Drive over to downtown Raleigh for a rooftop dining experience at the Raleigh Times Bar or classic American cuisine at The Village Grill. Bite down on a burger at Bull City Burger and Brewery or grab a slice or two from Durham’s popular pizza joint, Pie Pushers. In Chapel Hill, snag an old-fashioned burger and shake from Sutton’s Drug Store, or “pig out” on some take-out from The Pig. Feeling fancy? Head to the Top of the Hill for craft beer, an eclectic venue and signature dishes.

In the mood for locally grown produce, homemade jams and jellies and an array of fresh meats and cheeses? Check out the Chapel Hill Farmers Market.

Luckily, Briar Chapel foodies don’t have to travel far for a delicious meal. Veranda provides burgers, pizza, Latin American cuisine and farm-fresh meals for each of our cuisine connoisseurs to taste.

kids running along wooded trail

Outdoor Adventures

For all our modern-day adventurers, the Triangle offers tons of exploration escapes, all just a quick commute from Briar Chapel. Take the little ones on a camping excursion to Jordan Lake, lace up your shoes for a family stroll around the trails of Lake Johnson or sprawl out on a picnic blanket and view the Raleigh skyline from Dorothea Dix Park. Hop on the paddle boats at Pullen Park or enjoy the fresh air of Lake Crabtree Park.

With Briar Chapel’s outdoor spaces, you can answer the call of the wild in your own backyard in our community's plethora of parks and playgrounds!

Gazebo and gardens at local museum

Educational Escapades

For those seeking the scholarly scene, Morehead Planetarium encourages kids to reach for the stars and the Ackland Art Museum offers online art appreciation experiences for anyone. For our wildlife enthusiasts and budding scientists, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences has re-opened its doors for knowledge-seekers of all ages. Located in downtown Raleigh, Marbles Kids Museum is currently offering timed-entry tickets for kids (and their parents) to come learn and play.

Aerial of back road with fall leaves

Dazzling Day Trips

Want to strap in the kids and zoom away for a longer day (or weekend) expedition? Wrightsville Beach, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro and the winding mountain roads of the Blue Ridge Parkway are all less than a two-hour drive.

Check out a few more fun ideas for the family foray, all just an hour or two from Briar Chapel.

Can’t believe the benefits of Briar Chapel life? Here’s six more big reasons our community makes life easy, breezy and fun!

Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Briar Chapel offers new homes from the $300,000s. Explore Briar Chapel's resort-style amenities, parks, trails, shopping and on-site schools, a community that has been named Best Neighborhood in Chapel Hill for five years running!

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