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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — TRIANGLE NC | VOLUmE 16 — IssUE 1 16 the triangle our Il Palio restaurant creates an unforgettable guest experience," said Anthony Carey, general manager, The Siena Hotel. Garden & Gun included the Crunkleton bar on West Franklin Street among its "Best Bourbon Bars in the South." A stellar bourbon list with more than one hundred brands includes the Bufalo Trace Antique Collection. The Bourbon Review also noted the bar as one of the "Top Bourbon Bars in the South." Visitors to the Top of the Hill Distillery can now not only tour the facility, but also purchase a bottle of a craft spirit on site thanks to recent legislation passed into law. TOPO is the only fully local and USDA certifed organic distillery in the Deep South. The distillery makes gin, vodka and whiskey. Chapel Hill is number one among the "Top 10 College Towns You'll Never Want to Leave," according to College magazine. Reasons cited are exceptional shopping, entertainment and food packaged in a charming Southern setting. The town is electric during ACC basketball season. Best College Reviews website has UNC's Coker Arboretum on the "50 Most Beautiful College Arboretums" list at number two. For indoor culture visit the Ackland Art Museum, Kidzu Children's Museum and the Morehead Planetarium. Don't leave town without eating at Crook's Corner or Lantern Restaurant. Hillsborough's literary and food scene were touted in The New York Times in 2015. Author Frances Mayes is just one of many nationally known writers who have put down roots in the described "quirky and charming" Triangle town. With a population of 6,000 the county seat of Orange County features historic home walking tours, exceptional food and book readings at Purple Crow — just some of the reasons to visit the small town jewel. Dinner at award winning Panciuto ends the day perfectly. Shopping is a treat for the senses in the Triangle cities. Locally owned stores and boutiques are fourishing in open air, walkable shopping centers. North Hills is a "city within a city" in North Raleigh where shops (80+), ofces, restaurants, apartments and hotels converge at the 94-acre urban destination. From traditional mall settings (Crabtree in Raleigh), eclectic downtown shopping on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill to The Streets at Southpoint complex in Durham, the choices are endless. The temperate climate is a draw for college sports, local community teams and outdoor recreation. NCSU, UNC and Duke keep sports fan happy at football season. UNC paints the town blue when the Tarheels are playing at home. Football is fun but hoop mania kicks the fever into high gear during ACC basketball season. Down the road, rival Duke Blue devils have an equally rabid following. The blood is two shades of blue when the two teams meet up each year.

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