Our 5 Favorite Places to Spend a Day Shopping in Chapel Hill

If you enjoy sight-seeing, fine arts, fine cuisine, and an incredible music scene all punctuated by one of the best shopping experiences you could ever imagine, Chapel Hill is the destination for you.

A day of excitement, great eats, and incredible buys is in your future, so let’s explore what Chapel Hill shopping has to offer for the thrifty, the adventurous, and even the one who has it all.

  1. Meadowmont Village

If you’re looking for a convenient, fun place to enjoy a beautiful sky and a great day of shopping, look no farther than Meadowmont. A friendly atmosphere and small-town vibes will make you feel right at home. They have it all, from Brixx and Café Carolina to Harris Teeter in a charming community to boot. The beautifully manicured landscape of ponds, greenery, walking paths, and great deals is an incredibly easy commute to RDU Airport, UNC, Duke, and more.

  1. Eastgate

With restaurants like The Loop and EVOS, Eastgate gives you the energy you need to explore the area. You’ll find the Outdoor Provision Co., Trader Joe’s, Best Buy, and more with a great mix of local and regional shops. Eastgate is on the east end of Franklin Street, which makes it the premium shopping spot if you live in one of the nearby luxury apartment communities.

  1. Southern Village

This Chapel Hill gem has something for everyone. The Lumina Theater hosts outdoor movies, so grab a seat in the grass. The Weaver Street Market is a must-visit destination, and La Vita Dolce is known for some of the best gelato in North Carolina. A friendly vibe and great atmosphere make Southern Village a great place to shop.

  1. The Streets at Southpoint

If you’re big on food, The Streets at Southpoint are calling your name. This huge mall has a Firebirds Steakhouse, Cheesecake Factory, Zinburger and other mouthwatering restaurants. Once you’ve got your fill, you can find many national favorites like Nordstrom, Belk, JC Penny, and Macy’s. Then, make sure to catch a movie, explore the outdoor area, grab a book from Barnes and Noble, relax, and enjoy.

  1. University Place

This location is smaller than the others, but it has a unique charm. The staff is friendly, parking is convenient, and the location is great for families and students. If you’re looking to get pampered, stop by the nail salon, get an affordable haircut at Aveda, and then grab a few feel-good items at Bath and Body Works. If you’re looking for a place to exercise, University Place even has a Planet Fitness.