Around Town

Fun, walkable, and energetic — welcome to Chapel Hill.

Carolina and the Town of Chapel Hill are partners working together to make us one big community — sometimes you won’t know where one ends and the other begins. Franklin Street is the center of town, and it’s a short walk from campus with restaurants, places to hang out with friends, shopping, a movie theater, and other establishments — all excited to welcome you.

people gather in Sutton's restaurant


Whether you’re hungry, searching for a feast for the eyes, or craving some time in nature, check out Chapel Hill’s must-see restaurants, galleries, and outdoor spaces.

Carolina Coffee Shop on Franklin Street.

Local Events

We hope you’ll get to know the people of Chapel Hill when you visit. Their kindness and commitment to the University will be on full display.

The Carolina Inn


The Carolina Inn is steps away from the heart of campus, and there many hotel options in Chapel Hill that are just a short ride or walk from UNC.