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Franklin Street

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Address: Chapel Hill, NC
Phone Number: 9199679440
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A bit more mainstream

Icon Franklin Street remains the business hub of Chapel Hill, but some of the nostalgic and unique feel has been replaced by the bigger corporate entities that can afford the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
EdRockster
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Durham
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Main drag through town- lots of things to see/do. Parking is at the metered spots or off Franklin street- go 1-2 blocks on either side of Columbia, on Rosemary and you will find free/cheap parking garages/lots.

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Thank Ana F
Durham
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316 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Icon Franklin Street remains the business hub of Chapel Hill, but some of the nostalgic and unique feel has been replaced by the bigger corporate entities that can afford the riding rent. Numerous old favorites, sadly, are no more.

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Thank EdRockster
Madeira Beach, Florida
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255 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While you are in the area visiting UNC be sure to make it onto Franklin Street to check some of the small shops and places to eat. It's not as big of an area as I was expecting but does offer some good options within walking distance.

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Thank Diana H
Pennsylvania, USA
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257 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking on this street. We had food at a few locations, all delicious. We would love to return here one day.

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Thank LoveToTravelWhenICan
Birmingham, Alabama
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132 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Franklin Street is the hub of downtown Chapel Hill. From shopping to food, to great bars (and dive bars!), Franklin Street is where Chapel Hill gathers.

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Thank Statman24
Gurgaon, India
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chapel hill mostly dominated by the UNC campus houses its best food and social scene on this street. Really fun place to stay/visit while on business in RDU.

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Thank OneTrueWanderer
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank McAir
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Thank lstaelin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 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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Thank tbm56
Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 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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