Research Triangle

The three major research universities anchoring the Triangle are North Carolina State University (NC State), Duke University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).

The campuses are definitely major sites to consider seeing. Here I have listed more sites, shops, cafes, drink, restaurants, and dessert places, within the NC triangle area. You don't have to limit yourself to these places, many are simply places I've enjoyed or thought as a future place to explore. I know there are numerous places I fall short in mentioning, one being the potential for going through the parks and trails in the area.

I've included estimated driving times it takes to get to these places from the wedding venues. To simplify your search...

For Saturday, September 14, 2019 it is best to stay near Durham, NC & Chapel, NC . Your time slot for free time is between 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM, but is less if you consider driving time.

For Sunday, September 15 , 2019 for some it is a travel day, but if you have time this is your chance to explore Raleigh, NC.

near Durham, NC
Sites

Duke Lemur Center

3705 Erwin Rd, Durham, NC 27705

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/6cXE6b...)

6 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 22 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 52 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 43 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Sarah P. Duke Gardens

420 Anderson St, Durham, NC 27708

(https://goo.gl/maps/KtZz5YKTPu...)

7 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 21 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 44 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 23 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Nasher Museum of Art

2001 Campus Dr, Durham, NC 27705

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/N4w2Mn...)

6 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 22 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 47 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 35 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Museum of Life and Science

433 W Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704

(https://maps.google.com/?cid=1...)

12 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 20 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 48 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 42 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

V & E Simonetti Historic Tuba Collection

1825 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/fNTStY...)

6 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 23 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 47 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 38 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Shops

One World Market (Gift)

811 9th St #100, Durham, NC 27705

(https://goo.gl/maps/18oGL8Mz2c...)

10 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 21 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 44 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 23 min away from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Vert & Vogue (Clothes)

353 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

(https://goo.gl/maps/srC9vwFyT7...)

11 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 21 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 42 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 21 min away from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Letters Bookshop

313 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

(https://goo.gl/maps/71JJt6LUWa...)

12 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 21 min away from The Clothe Mill at Eno River | 42 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 22 min away from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Chet Miller (Gift)

118 W Parrish St, Durham, NC 27701

(https://goo.gl/maps/VKpHRNwhqv...)

13 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 21 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 41 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 21 min away from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Cafés

Fount Coffee + Kitchen

10954 Chapel Hill Rd Ste 107 & 109, Morrisville, NC 27560

(https://goo.gl/maps/GtxtJJYopo...)

25 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 35 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 30 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 9 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Mad Hatter Cafe + Bakeshop

1802 W Main St, Durham, NC 27705

(https://goo.gl/maps/iLAta9ZEV9...)

10 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 20 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 43 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 22 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Foster Street Coffee

530 Foster St #2, Durham, NC 27701

(https://goo.gl/maps/X5gBAGTLQt...)

13 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 24 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 45 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 24 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

White Oak Coffee, Tea & Juice

6911 Carpenter Fire Station Rd, Cary, NC 27519

(https://goo.gl/maps/Um7nWLjByj...)

27 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 31 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 27 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 17 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Bars
Restaurants

Rose's Noodles, Dumplings and Sweets

121 N Gregson St, Durham, NC 27701

(https://goo.gl/maps/GACWER53qb...)

9 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 20 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 43 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 24 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Kokyu Na'Mean

4823 Meadow Dr, Durham, NC 27713

(https://goo.gl/maps/pPaYwe2mpw...)

21 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 33 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 34 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 17 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)


Fun Activities


More Than One Thing To Do

Brightleaf Square

905 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

(https://goo.gl/maps/HKNLMwGma9...)

9 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 20 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 42 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 21 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

A StoryDriven series (YouTube Series)
near Chapel Hill, NC
Sites

FRANK Gallery (Art)

201 S Estes Dr B6, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/hxjYug...)

20 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 25 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 57 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 41 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Eno Gallery (Art)

100 S Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/Q3GHHL...)

20 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 5 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 1 hr 2 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 49 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Ackland Art Museum

101 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/FzhLpn...)

22 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 27 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 1 hr away from MOFU Shoppe | 46 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

North Carolina Botanical Garden

100 Old Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

(https://goo.gl/maps/LuubgZXFxt...)

22 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 26 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 44 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 27 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Carolina Tiger Rescue

1940 Hanks Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312

(https://goo.gl/maps/rDRedqaUhh...)

41 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 45 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 38 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 43 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Shops

This & That Gift Gallery

118 E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510

(https://goo.gl/maps/y582VtZfgo...)

26 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 26 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 50 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 32 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Cafés

Guglhupf Bake Shop

1800 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(https://goo.gl/maps/Km4Ntiw8T3...)

18 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 26 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 46 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 28 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

The Honeysuckle Tea House

8871 Pickards Meadow Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

(https://goo.gl/maps/iojbZ1yur8...)

30 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 22 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 1 hr 1 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 39 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Bars
Restaurants

Bonchon

205 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

(https://goo.gl/maps/y46snNPp2b...)

26 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 24 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 51 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 30 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Dessert

Meet Fresh

407 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

(https://goo.gl/maps/XNfbgJzJ4P...)

22 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 32 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 36 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 26 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Fun Activities
More Than One Thing To Do

Carr Mill Mall

200 North Greensboro St, #A5, Carrboro, NC 27510

(https://goo.gl/maps/xMRjt4puSD...)

26 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 26 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 52 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 33 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

near Raleigh, NC
Sites

North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/BSh2Af...)

45 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 52 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 15 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 28 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

CAM Raleigh (Art)

409 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27603

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/25iHSM...)

52 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 1 hr 2 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 6 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 37 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

11 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/31BeCE...)

54 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 1 hr 5 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 6 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 37 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

North Carolina Museum of History

5 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZM2cMb...)

54 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 1 hr 1 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 5 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 38 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)


Shops

Port of Raleigh

416 S McDowell St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://goo.gl/maps/CSjiv6PMkZ...)

1 hr 3 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 1 hr 6 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 6 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 24 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Deco Raleigh

207 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://goo.gl/maps/gC6VRMWRB9...)

1 hr 4 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 1 hr 8 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 3 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 30 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Edge of Urge

215 E Franklin St #110, Raleigh, NC 27604

(https://goo.gl/maps/3vN42aWac1...)

1 hr away from Bryan Parking Garage | 1 hr away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 6 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 27 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Cafés

Jubala Coffee (1)

8450 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

(https://goo.gl/maps/cpvXWpknKh...)

44 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 44 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 23 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 25 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Jubala Coffee (2)

2100 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

(https://goo.gl/maps/w3xuEEqDE9...)

56 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 53 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 11 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 32 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Sola Coffee Cafe

7705 Lead Mine Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

(https://goo.gl/maps/zgQxvy215x...)

39 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 40 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 22 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 24 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Heirloom - Coffee, Tea, Sake

219 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

(https://goo.gl/maps/sAboSFkn4r...)

50 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 54 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 6 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 31 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Lucky Tree

3801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

(https://goo.gl/maps/tHtHWhLL1N...)

28 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 43 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 14 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 29 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Drinks

Fig

1000 Brookside Dr #109, Raleigh, NC 27604

(https://goo.gl/maps/NDj49MC6Zs...)

43 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 50 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 7 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 25 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Liquid State

1908 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

(https://goo.gl/maps/dtxqfXmita...)

42 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 48 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 9 min away from MOFU Shoppe | Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

The District Raleigh

317 W Morgan St #117, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://goo.gl/maps/u58YB2Kvvj...)

46 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 58 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 5 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 20 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Little City Brewing + Provisions Co.

400 W North St, Raleigh, NC 27603

(https://goo.gl/maps/DFkVniSRMY...)

42 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 48 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 7 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 21 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Restaurants

Transfer Co. Food Hall

500 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://goo.gl/maps/aKd75evqbc...)

44 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 55 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 5 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 24 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen

7307 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518

(https://goo.gl/maps/tYvgb75RD3...)

41 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 45 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 21 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 25 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Whiskey Kitchen

201 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://goo.gl/maps/kjdQ2xwSfx...)

47 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 51 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 56 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 31 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Postmaster Restaurant

160 E Cedar St #100, Cary, NC 27511

(https://goo.gl/maps/ktNhkfktpR...)

38 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 46 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 17 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 20 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Dessert

MILKLAB

6418 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518

(https://goo.gl/maps/3XFUtnfiPD...)

41 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 48 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 21 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 25 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

SummerTime Tea & Smoothie

1350 5th Ave #250, Garner, NC 27529

(https://goo.gl/maps/qmX7Vea4hR...)

49 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 57 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 13 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 24 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

TAMA Cafe

401 Fayetteville St #103, Raleigh, NC 27601

(https://goo.gl/maps/54y2HtAJG9...)

41 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 59 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 4 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 18 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Fun Activities

Go Ape Adventures

3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

(https://goo.gl/maps/jHyxX5KtVm...)

36 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 44 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 31 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 32 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

Triangle Table Tennis Center Raleigh-Durham Internat

2900 Perimeter Park Dr #200, Morrisville, NC 27560

(https://goo.gl/maps/yr9Js54p4F...)

25 min away from Bryan Parking Garage (Duke Chapel) | 30 min away from The Cloth Mill at Eno River | 23 min away from MOFU Shoppe | 8 min away from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)


in the NC Triangle area

Belgian Waffle Crafters

(https://belgianwafflecrafters.com/)

They are a food truck you have to track down, but they have the best liege waffles.

Triangle Rock Club

(http://www.trianglerockclub.com/)