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“What a cool college town!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Franklin Street

Franklin Street
Ranked #4 of 42 things to do in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
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180 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“What a cool college town!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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..

Visited April 2014
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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“Great for lazy afternoon strolls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 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.

Visited April 2014
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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210 reviews
79 attraction reviews
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“Typical college town main street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 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 students but are favored by locals looking for fewer crowds.

Visited November 2013
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“He's not Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

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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6 reviews
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“My favorite place in the world!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 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, there are so many great places to satisfy your taste buds! And you never know who you will run into - many famous alumni are always back because we are all part of the Tar Heel family :)

Visited October 2013
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