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Address: Chapel Hill, NC

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Nice College Town

This is a nice college town main street. Interesting shops - all UNC apparel horribly overpriced, of course. Some interesting "artsy" shops. Best advice - go one street past... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Boone, North Carolina
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Boone, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a nice college town main street. Interesting shops - all UNC apparel horribly overpriced, of course. Some interesting "artsy" shops. Best advice - go one street past Franklin and park on Rosemary - there is a garage there...well worth the money not to have to try to park on Franklin which is nearly impossible.

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Peoria, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Took a day trip to Chapel Hill/Franklin St. It is only about 3/4 mile long. I thought there would be more to see. I was a little disappointed at the shops and options of things to do on this street. I would not come back. I can see this would be a convenient place for the college kids to grab... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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432 reviews 432 reviews
127 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is a very cool street with many different stores and very cool restaurants. Students give life to this area and fill it all day long.

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Cape Charles, VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Located in the heart of Chapel Hill, this street is home to many restaurants, shops, etc. catering to the college students and their families and visitors. Parking is very limited but it's an easy walk!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Obviously only a tourist would not already have been on franklin st. This is the northern border of campus and synonymous with the school. Parties on this street are on national news after a national title. It is loaded with every style of eating, bar, and coffee, shopping from the cheapest 2nd hand store to luxury only found in major... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It is connected with the UNC at Chapel Hill. I liked. But I culd not walk through much for heavy snow and bitter cold. Winter is not a good time to vist Chapel Hill.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Franklin street is a great place to walk and spend some time window shopping. There are some amazing restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream/froyo places, a movie theater, an art museum, and lots of history along franklin st. We spent an evening walking along, stopping in used book stores and comic book shops, and eventually got dinner along the way.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

West 411 and Carolina Café are very nice places to eat. Many varied types of restaurants including Indian and Mediterranean.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

No visit to Chapel Hill is complete without a stroll down Franklin Street. It is lined with bars, restaurants and clubs. It would be hard not to find something to suit most tastes. On game days parking can be a problem so take the bus (free service) or use the valet parking.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Be sure to visit the Shrunken Head and Chapel Hill outerwear. Two great places to buy TarHeel souvenirs and memorabilia.

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