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Address: Chapel Hill, NC
Phone Number: 9199679440
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People watching

Sitting on the outdoor patio at Top of the Hill watching all the people go by below is one way to spend your evening. But it can be pretty crowded. So get there early enough to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting on the outdoor patio at Top of the Hill watching all the people go by below is one way to spend your evening. But it can be pretty crowded. So get there early enough to get a table.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Franklin Street is one of the reason we returned to Chapel Hill 15 years ago. We both had fond memories of walking Franklin street shopping and grabbing a bite to eat. Now with all the high priced parking and lack of it we rarely go downtown. the one bright spot is the revamped Varsity Theater which shows great movies at... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed three nights. The hotel is right next to the UNC campus. Since UNC was not in session, the town and hotel were pretty empty. The hotel seemed understaffed and does not have the full range of services that you would think for a high end Hilton property. The breakfast was really disappointing particularly in context. Chapel Hill is of... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved strolling down the street looking at the shops and various restaurants. Very close to campus of UNC. Parking a bit difficult but worth the price of paid parking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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517 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Franklin Street is very walkable and part of the UNC Chapel Hill experience. There are many restaurants, shops to spend your time. There isn't a lot of parking but it is a very easy area to walk with plenty of crosswalks. The Ackland Museum is nearby as well as Morehead Planetarium and Coker Arboretum.

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Greensboro, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The street is lined with shops that lack any individuality aside from the Carolina blue logo. Couple of good restaurants along the way. Thinking for young kids to enjoy. Head to the planetarium. For grown ups it's fun to people watch. Fun to visit on Halloween or any other events when the city blocks Franklin street

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Thank Olga C
United States
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of dining options priced for students. This is the place to go in this university town for food when visiting. For high end choices, you'll have to look elsewhere.

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Thank littleyacht
Kingsport, Tennessee
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Loved this area! Coming from UT - UNC's "strip" is seemingly much more navigable on foot and much more pedestrian friendly

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Eastern PA
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102 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I'm really glad we visited and would do so again (mainly for the food), but wouldn't need to walk the strip multiple times. It was not crowded in July, but I'm sure it gets busy when school is in session.

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Thank BakerMom
Columbia, MD
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174 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This is our favorite place in Chapel Hill. It is full of energy and interesting restaurants. A walk here on a summer evening is a great place for people watching, sampling ethnic foods, and getting an ice cream. Parking is getting a little more difficult, but it is hard to stay away from this lively area.

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