Jet Blue doesn't fly to GSO (you already knew that but I wanted to correct my previous post).
Flying into Charlotte will save you about 20-30 minutes driving time, depending on traffic. It generally takes me ~1 3/4 hrs to get to RDU, a little under 1 1/2 to CLT in normal driving conditions.
They're both pretty much straight shots, with 4 lane (or more) divided highway traffic the whole way from either airport.
Great Decision! UNC is a wonderful school, and the campus beautiful. Please let us know if you need any suggestions for your visit to UNC Chapel Hill and surrounding area.
I'm a UNC wife and mom; I've spent a lot of time in and around campus and town.........if I could do over, that's where I'd go to college!. :)
Thanks !! I'd love a suggestion for dinner - pub style, salads & light fare. We are looking at law schools - so my daughter is of age - thanks !!
Ah, WFU and UNC, both good choices. I attended UNC law myself (after WFU undergrad, oddly enough), though it was many a year ago, back before they had built the new law library. In these times it's tough to beat the bargain UNC offers as a state institution, eh.
In Chapel Hill another good pub choice is Spanky's, right across Franklin Street from Top of the Hill. It used to be a grad student hangout back in the day, though I couldn't say whether it is nowadays.
In Winston there are several solid pub choices-Finnegan's Wake, 1st Street Draft House, Village Tavern @ Reynolda Village, Hutch & Harris, Diamondback Cafe. Diamondback and Village Tavern used to be the main grad student hangouts by virtue of their proximity to WFU-dunno if they still are, but nowadays Finnegan's seems to draw a big WFU crowd downtown (could be the "Wake" allusion, could be the solid food and draft choices, I dunno).
1st St Draft House is also fairly convenient to campus-good sandwiches and their habanero wings are tough to beat. Village Tavern is a great choice when you can sit out on the patio and enjoy a warm spring or fall afternoon-their crab dip is top notch as a starter. 4th Street Filling Station would also creep onto my list for a sunny afternoon on their patio-top patio in town, imo.
thanks for the great ideas - all sound wonderful. We leave Wednesday - trip was pushed up for tours - hard to think of doing outside activities while we have 2 feet of snow in our yard - I thought I would take advantage of warmer weather and do a tour of the Duke Gardens - any other suggestions.