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The travel and accommodations information below is for the 2022 Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit: South & Appalachia, which will be held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on November 3-4, 2022, with a virtual pre-conference on November 1, 2022.

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Plan to Stay

Nestled in the midst of the bustling Research Triangle, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a small, diverse town with a rich history and a walkable and revitalizing downtown. Chapel Hill is home to an expansive list of restaurants, parks, arts and culture centers, and one of the oldest public universities in the states – the University of Chapel Hill. 

We invite you to stay awhile as there’s much to explore in Chapel Hill and the neighboring towns and cities. 

All in-person conference sessions will be held at various locations in downtown Chapel Hill centered around CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio (123 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516). All additional venues and spaces are within five minutes of walking/rolling distance from each other.

Recommended Hotels and Staying in Chapel Hill

There are several hotels in Chapel Hill a short walk/drive from our conference venues. Below, you'll find information about hotels and any discounts that we have been able to arrange.

Hotel Information

  • Graduate Chapel Hill - 311 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC (0.2 miles to the Summit)
  • AC Hotel by Marriott Chapel Hill Downtown - 214 West Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC (0.2 miles to the Summit)
    • The Creative Placemaking team has secured discounted rates of $139 per night for November 2 and 3, and $259 per night for November 4 and 5. You must use our unique link to access these rates. Upon checkout, you will be shown the full value/cost of the rooms; however, the AC Hotel team will manually apply your discount a few days after you make your reservation.
  • The Carolina Inn - Destination by Hyatt - 211 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC (0.3 miles to the Summit)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Chapel Hill-Carrboro/Downtown - 370 East Main Street Carrboro, NC (0.7 miles to the Summit)
  • Aloft Chapel Hill - 1001 Hamilton Road, Chapel Hill, NC (2.3 miles to the Summit)
    • The Creative Placemaking team has secured discounted rates of $135 per night for November 2-6. You must use our unique link to access these rates. The last date to secure this rate is October 4, 2022.
  • Hyatt Place Chapel Hill - 3690 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill, NC (3.0 miles to the Summit)
    • The Creative Placemaking team has secured a discounted rate of $109 per night for a Single King or 2-Queen room, valid for stay dates of November 2-4, 2022. You must use our unique link to access these rates or reference group code G-CPLS. The last date to secure this rate is October 14, 2022.
  • Courtyard by Marriott Chapel Hill - 100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC (3.2 miles to the Summit)
  • Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel - 1 Europa Dr, Chapel Hill, NC (3.3 miles to the Summit)
  • Tru by Hilton Chapel Hill - 1742 Fordham Boulevard, Chapel Hill NC (3.4 miles to the Summit)

Transportation to Chapel Hill, and getting around town

Chapel Hill is an easily accessible city whether you are driving, flying, or taking other transpiration. Getting around town is possible by foot, or using taxis, Uber, Lyft, or public transportation.


Flight iconMajor airlines fly directly to Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU) from many U.S. cities. Chapel Hill is located within 20 minutes of RDU. Car rentals, bus, shuttles, rideshare, and taxis are available. Some options are available here.


Car iconChapel Hill is ideally centrally located to travelers coming from all directions. Plenty of parking is also easily available. Learn more at

  • New York, NY. 504 Miles
  • Washington, DC. 270 Miles
  • Richmond, VA. 163 Miles
  • Atlanta, GA. 381 Miles
  • Jacksonville, FL. 482 Miles
  • Asheville, NC. 221 Miles
  • Charlotte, NC. 141 Miles
  • Wilmington, NC. 159 Miles

Bus iconDurham Station is the closest Greyhound bus station to Chapel Hill. Take the Go Triangle Transit 405 route from/to Chapel Hill.



Train iconThe nearest Amtrak station to Chapel Hill is in Durham. There are also stations located in Cary, Raleigh, and Burlington.

Getting Around

Chapel Hill Transit hosts a free bus system that provides convenient and reliable public transportation across the town. Visit NextBus for real-time arrival info. While riding, you may notice several bus stops with art; these public art installations are part of the Art + Transit program, that brings vibrancy to the daily commute. And with many miles of greenways and trails, Chapel Hill is also committed to providing opportunities for safe and accessible bicycling and walking routes. See maps here.

Dining Around the Summit

There are many restaurants within walking distance of the Summit. Summit participants will receive a 20% lunchtime discount at the restaurants below by showing their conference badge; breakfast will be provided on Thursday & Friday.

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Experience all Chapel Hill has to offer

Chapel Hill and it’s neighboring town, Carrboro, is a hub for arts, culture, and outdoor experiences. Here are some ideas to make the most of your stay and experience these charming communities!

  • See live music and performances. Several music venues host shows nightly. Check out Carolina Performing Arts, Cat’s Cradle, Local 506, Nightliite, The Arts Center, The Station, and The Cave. 
  • Walk, roll, or bike the greenways. And the best part, find art along the trail! 
  • Shop local. 
  • Visit a museum or library. Peek inside the Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and Chapel Hill Public Library. 
  • Tour campus. Schedule a tour of UNC Chapel Hill while on your visit.
  • Learn about local history.

Looking for more? Check out the Visitor’s Center.

Explore the area

Chapel Hill is located near many North Carolina landmarks, cities, and towns. Venture out of town and explore!

Durham | 11 Miles
Raleigh | 28 Miles
Saxapahaw | 17 Miles


For questions about the Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit, contact Jessyca Holland.

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