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Visiting Elon with teens -- where to eat, things to do?

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Visiting Elon with teens -- where to eat, things to do?

Hello -- we are visiting Elon University with a 17 & 13 year old. We would love to enjoy the full college experience and eat where the students eat, hang out where the students do. It will be the 1st week in April. What would you recommend we do, where to eat?


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1. Re: Visiting Elon with teens -- where to eat, things to do?

this is a tough call ..there is a small street adjacent to Elon where there is coffee shop "Acorn" and a Mexican Cantina next to that where students frequent....other than that students either go into Burlington or probably Greensboro for entertainment and eating

your campus guide will probably have some more student insights...but as a local from Greesnboro and currently living in Burlington I can recommend the following

Zack's Hot Dogs..downtown Btown (great local experience...the place has been around forever)

Mi Casa...downtown Btown ..on Front Street...sit outside on their patio if weather is nice...great Mexican food and friendly staff

For a nice "upscale" dinner try B. Christophers off Church street or for a more casual experience B's (which is right next door)...great food and local experience. Also try Chop House..its part of the Best Western hotel (physically) off Huffmine Mill but the restaruant has a great repuation for good food with locations around NC.

for Italian...either Sal's on Huffmine Mill Rd. or Prego's corner of Huffmine Mill and Church.

for breakfast go to Biscuitville a local/regional favorite...also for quick Burger/Fries/Shake go to Cook Out...you have to get a milkshake from their.

for NC BBQ experience go to Hursey's off Church street..another local/regiaonl favorite.

i hope this helps....Burlington is small, Elon even smaller, but the campus is beautiful and the univeristy has a amazing reputation. Most students if they can .....go into Greensboro to the west or Chapel Hill/Raleigh Durham to the east for more big city adventures.

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