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Anything to see on the ride from Elon/Burlington to RDU?

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Anything to see on the ride from Elon/Burlington to RDU?

We will be flying out of RDU on an early morning flight, so staying near the airport the night before. We'll be driving from the Elon/Burlington area. I am unsure of our timing, but it we have some time, is there anything of note to stop and see on this route?

Also, how about a place on this route (maybe closer to RDU than to Burlington) for a good, not pricey or fancy, dinner?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Anything to see on the ride from Elon/Burlington to RDU?

A few possibilities:

--Tanger Outlets, a shopping center full of name brand outlet stores. At exit 154.

--Downtown Chapel Hill and the UNC campus. Great place to walk around and kill some time. I would also mention the Duke campus in Durham but I can't because they'd revoke my UNC diploma. ;)

--the Duke Lemur Center, a sanctuary and research facility which offers educational tours.

--Eno River State Park, if you're the outdoors type and have time for a short hike.

For dinner you might want to try Allen & Son on NC 86 just off I-40 at exit 266. Nothing fancy, but they have very good eastern NC style barbecue.

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2. Re: Anything to see on the ride from Elon/Burlington to RDU?

Yep. Chapel Hill. Right off I-40. Just head downtown to Franklin St or West Franklin for your choice of restaurants. You can go into town off Hwy 86 South or 15-501 West.

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3. Re: Anything to see on the ride from Elon/Burlington to RDU?

I wiil mention the Duke campus ( to include the beautiful Duke Gardens) because if I don't i'm cut outta the will.

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4. Re: Anything to see on the ride from Elon/Burlington to RDU?

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