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Address: Chapel Hill, NC

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Great Street in a College Town

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Cape Charles, VA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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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Newton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 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
148 helpful votes 148 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
39 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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