Destination guide

The majestic setting of Hillsborough is ready to explore

Enjoy the history and other features of Hillsborough. This walkable city is known for its hiking, mountain views and forests. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Hillsborough

Do you want to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Hillsborough a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Eno River State Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Waller Family Farm (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Duke Lemur Center (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • West Point on the Eno (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Duke University Golf Club (10 mi / 16.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Hillsborough

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hillsborough is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Eno River State Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Duke Lemur Center (9.5 mi / 15.2 km)
  • West Point on the Eno (9.9 mi / 16 km)
  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Forest Hills Park (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Hillsborough

The nearest airport is in Raleigh, NC (RDU-Raleigh - Durham Intl.), located 22.1 mi (35.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Danville, VA (DAN-Danville Regional), which is 36.5 mi (58.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Hillsborough?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 113 holiday lettings near Hillsborough. From 71 Houses to 19 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hillsborough is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Hillsborough?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hillsborough:

  • Southwest Raleigh: 45 holiday homes
  • Northwest Raleigh: 15 holiday homes
  • East Durham: 20 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 31 holiday homes
  • Duke Park: 17 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hillsborough?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hillsborough. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Eno Gallery: 138 holiday lettings
  • Ayr Mount: 137 holiday lettings
  • Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area: 141 holiday lettings
  • Burwell School Historic Site: 137 holiday lettings
  • Orange County Historical Museum: 137 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hillsborough listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hillsborough?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 71 Houses in Hillsborough. Our other popular types of Hillsborough holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 19 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hillsborough?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 13 holiday homes with pool available in Hillsborough. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.