You've got the match on Tinder, but where do you take them? Maybe your significant other is in town or you're just trying to break the cycle of getting take out every date night. From "worth the drive" spots in Hillsborough to right down the road in Carrboro, Chapel Hill is filled with hidden gems perfect for getting to know someone new or lighting it up with the old flame.
With Franklin Street home to more and more chains, Perennial offers a peaceful, two-story independent coffee shop with gorgeous caffeinated offerings. This is the perfect first date spot with Instagram-worthy lattes and cozy little tables.
Time to take it to the next level? All hail Giorgios, for bringing Greece to Chapel Hill. Kipos not only serves up an authentic and amazing Greek menu, but also an authentic and enjoyable experience. Get to know each other over a mezze spread (AKA hummus and fresh, warm pita )
Deep in the countryside of Hillsborough, there lies a tiny cottage serving up some of the best ice cream in the Triangle. With house-made milk, sundaes and milkshakes, grab a seat on their iconic rocking chairs with the SO and take in the view.
Visit the "farm-to-pint glass" brewery in Carrboro. With new and seasonal brews rotating in and out, you'll always have something special to sip on at Steel String.
Show what you know at Carolina Coffee Shop every Thursday from 9 to 11 p.m. Put your date to the test and show off your competitive side with a light-hearted round of trivia. Plus if you win a free pitcher with the best name, they are sure to go home impressed.
See Summer out with Fridays on the Front Porch at the Carolina Inn. Come enjoy outdoor music and food trucks every Friday to kick off your weekend. You know you've been wanting to do it forever. Check it off the bucket list with that new match.
Surround yourself with decadent food and fine wine, and it's hard not to feel good about the future—that's the feeling you'll get at Glasshalfull.
TRU is one of a kind. You can opt for the custom sandwich lunch date or take advantage of their amazing wine bar and cocktail selections in the evening. Their outdoor seating gives a perfect oasis and the indoor space has got vibes to spare.
Looking to involve more goats in your date night? Spring Haven Farm might just be the perfect place. Celebrate the rest of fall with these movie nights. Keep your eyes open for more goat-filled evenings. Even if it's not a movie night, Spring Haven farm is a rustic dater's dream.
Explore the wonder of the spring night sky at Morehead, the South's largest planetarium. You'll learn to identify planets, stars and constellations while discovering their rich cultural significance.