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Franklin Street

Chapel Hill, NC
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Ranked #4 of 9 Activities in Chapel Hill
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Food & Drink
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
40 helpful votes 40 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Chapel Hill is just a special place. Between the restaurants, the shopping, the atmosphere, and the fellow Tar Heels, it is a place that has made me feel welcome and at home for over 35 years. There is no place I'd rather be. From Top of the Hill, Ye Olde Waffle Shoppe, Spanky's, Four Corners, or Vespa, Crooks or 411,... More 

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High Point
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296 reviews 296 reviews
117 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Franklin street from one end to the end other represents Tar-heel country ,local restaurants local boutiques , Local bars taverns all competing for that almighty Carolina Tar Heel dollar, During game days can be very crowded especially football and basketball game days , If you're planning a trip during one of the football or Basketball game days, parking is difficult... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Franklin street in my opinion is a wonderful place to go walking or grab a bite. There is so much to do it has it all. There is a nice restaurant called Med Deli. There is a great pizza joint near by called the Mellow Mushroom I cannot tell you how may awards some of the places in Franklin Street.... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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95 reviews 95 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Franklin Street is ever changing. Enjoy the university hangouts and food. Take a bench and watch the students parade by, go to Top of the Hill and sit outside for a birds eye view, and head west for many more good restaurants. Head east for the planetarium and the fabulous rose garden. Site an NBA star or a budding musician.... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can't come to Chapel Hill without experiencing Franklin Street. There are so many 4 to 5 star restaurants with 2-3 star prices, boutiques, salons and a vintage movie theater! What's not to like!!!!

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