Historic Downtown Mall, Charlottesville

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  • the historic downtown area is very beautiful and full of great historic houses, all kinds of shops, bars and restaurants, a lot of action in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Walking from side to side of the highway you will surely find something suited to their interests and tastes, The area is pedestrianised.
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  • My two daughter's and I almost skipped this on our trip to Charlottesville last week based on the bad reviews on here, but we were in the area and chose to stop by--glad we did. It was a peaceful plac...  more »
  • Love it any day of the week, any time of the year! Great places to sit n reflect or people watch. Lots of fantastic places to eat! Some restaurants top rated locally.The stores are fun to browse and t...  more »
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  • Historical with great local flavor. We would have loved to see more history - like the statues! The black garbage bag style covering the historical statues brings the whole place down! Uncover the statues and let people see some history!
  • Irresistibly hipster. Lots of fun places to check out, great atmosphere and old-school architecture. Great for shopping, store hopping or food chomping!
  • Great place to shop and eat. Numerous good restaurants and boutiques. The mall is closed to virtually all traffic and most restaurants have outdoor seating.
  • This mall has numerous shops each unique. The tree lined brick walkways are charming. There are many places to sit and people watch if you want. The co-op stores were our favorites. The clerks in nearly every store were so personable. That part was delightful. The large number of people begging for money or attempting to lecture the public on their religious, political or environmental beliefs got really old especially in such a small area. No one was rude but some were a bit overbearing. Sadly many of the stores were closed even though we researched to see what was open on Labor Day.
  • Fun place, so many restaurants, shopping, street musicians, vendors.. I bought a singing bowl from a vendor that demonstrated it to me. It is a decorated metal bowl with a wooden stick that you run around the edge to produce ethereal tones.

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Where to stay in Charlottesville

Hotels and inns in Charlottesville's lively downtown area offer proximity to the city's main attractions, but they can be on the expensive side. There are several more inexpensive options located along or near Emmet Street, which is a short drive from the main thoroughfare. Alternatively, immerse yourself in local history by staying at a centuries-old bed and breakfast. Many of these establishments are complete with fine period furnishings.
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