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Address: Chapel Hill, NC
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Great street to walk down.

The main drag in downtown Chapel Hill, this is a fun walk of restaurants and small shops and checking out the local scene. Plenty of places to eat for all kinds of budgets.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
al m
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chicago
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Franklin Street was awesome. It has a really good, high energy college vibe to it. There are no shortage of interesting restaurants and shops in the area. Check it out!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For many years I come to the Franklin street and seeing it changed is part of the fun! Lots of small shops and specialty cafes, love it! Same problem with parking as always... student town you know...

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Thank HappyIrina
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Franklin Street ranks among the top locations to experience college life - as a student, alumnus, or visitor. You can't go wrong with the great shopping, good eating, and interesting bars.

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Thank Bryan T
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

They don't put up flowers decorations at Christmas time in the holidays whether it be Halloween or whenever they don't decorator They don't put money into their fronts by doing up theirs stops putting down new floors things like that keeping up with the times

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Thank doyouneedme
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Plenty to choose from on Franklin Street! A variety of restaurants, Carolina fan stores, pharmacies/convenience stores, small hotels, & bars. Best view is from The Top of the Hill & the coolest place to shop is the Ackland Art Museum for unique gifts & the most educationally-fun/ memorable place to visit is the planetarium!!!

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Thank Emme130
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The main drag in downtown Chapel Hill, this is a fun walk of restaurants and small shops and checking out the local scene. Plenty of places to eat for all kinds of budgets.

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Thank al m
Medford, New Jersey
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Franklin St is dominated by restaurants and stores selling UNC apparel. If you are an old alum, it is not like it was many years ago, but if you are looking for a place to eat or drink, it would be the place. Parking is at a premium.

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Thank Kimberly S
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Best street in any college town for restaurants fast or slow, takeout or sit down, shopping for UNC attire or specialty clothes and gift shops of all kinds! Check out Lightyears! Ladies check out the shops, Men check out the variety of beers and appetizers for any game in any choice of bar or restaurant. Stroll or move fast from... More 

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Thank Goin2Carolina
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Chapel Hill's nightlife evolves around Franklin Street. This place is filled with bars, restaurants, cafe and a few clubs. You're ensured a great night out here!

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Thank Christian P
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Frnaklin Street is always astir with life. Whether it´s a street musician, herds of potential UNC students or scraggly grad students with their coffee IVs, you will never be bored. It´s got a great nightlife that varies from dirt cheap to upscale. It has a lot of heart and the unique venues will keep you coming back for more.

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