My wife & I are coming down from NY next weekend (Feb 8th) for the Billy Joel concert on Sunday night. We're staying at the Hamptons Inn/Crabtree.
We'll be getting in early on Saturday so we have the whole day/night on Sat plus whole day Sunday and whole day Monday before our flight to check out your great city. I'm looking for some tips on things to do during the days on Sat/Sunday. My wife is a budding photographer so she loves anything scenic and we also love to be outdoors (barring bad weather of course). I will have a rented car so getting around and going places won't be an issue even to other towns (Chapel Hill?).
Also looking for a great place for dinner on Saturday night. Not looking for upscale (as far as dressy) as we won't be packing dressy clothes but can be an expensive place if it's really good. That's our 1 restaurant dinner night so I want it to be a great, go to place in your area. We are partial to seafood but open to anything you suggest. and again don't care where it is as I'll have the car.
Also for Nightlife on Saturday night, is my best bet the downtown area? I assume I can park my car at a municipal lot somehwere centrally located and we'll be able to get around on foot? Any tips for nightlife would be greatly appreciated. We are in our late 30's so we're not looking for anything crazy like college hangouts. More just nice places to go and hang maybe with live music and/or dancing.
Thank you so much.