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Franklin Street

Address: Chapel Hill, NC
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Ranked #7 of 41 things to do in Chapel Hill
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Newton, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Franklin Street, like many other main streets in college towns, offers shops, eateries and many benches along the way to relax, maybe eat a quick snack and enjoy the scenery. The many historic buildings are a bright spot on this street and you can even see church steeples from many directions, walking or sitting. Nice place to visit and enjoy... More 

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Washington DC
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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

If you are over 35 you'll be hard pressed to find the perfect anything unless it is for a younger family member. Still there are nice coffee shops and restaurants and it is pleasant walk.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

chapel hill is not a typical college town. the old small town is filled with pubs and restaurants that cater students and their families. retires enjoy the ambiance of the village atmosphere and the available arts and entertainment to enjoy. the easy walking streets and college grounds are accessible and very relaxing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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130 reviews 130 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Absolutely love this area. It was full of all sorts of neat shops, restaurants (both casual and upscale) bars and coffee shops. Enjoyed strolling and checking it out. My only complaint was the high number of vagrants begging on the streets..

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lots of restaurants - from casual to higher priced, ice-cream, frozen yogurt, cupcakes... good way to spend a lazy afternoon. Have some dinner, and take a leisurely stroll.. visit the museum or just hang out. Will avoid on Saturdays when the students take over.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

During the school year, Franklin Street is thriving with UNC students, Chapel Hill residents, and locals. There's a great mixture of small shops, bars, sandwich shops, and all manner of restaurants, with some being excellent venues for foodies. I've heard Halloween night is crazy but have never ventured to town for the event. Summers are sedate with the lack of... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Haven't been back in awhile since my school days. Great to see other than the price of the blue cup that nothing else has changed. Courtyard and upper deck create a great atmosphere for after the game.

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