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Historic Downtown Mall, Charlottesville

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4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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  • I attended UVA in the early 1970's and downtown was not a place we went. So over the years, I've wanted to see what they had done with this mall the next time I was able to come. We did so this time. ...  read more »
  • Main Street was pedestrianised some years ago and is a vibrant street of quality stores, cafes and restaurants as well as other businesses which are thriving in this busy community. Trees planted down...  read more »
  • This was really hyped in the tourist brochures, so we decided to lunch. Whoops. There were a substantial number of people down there, but most looked like we did, blank stares as in "Did we really jus...  read more »
  • It's a fun place to go to and the perfect meet up spot. The biggest downer is that parking is overpriced and limited on the days/nights most people are out and about. I usually try going to the downtown mall during its "off" days and times. Good places to eat: Revolutionary Soup (great taste and reasonably priced), Miso Sweet (flavor is there but price is not), Citizen Burger (they're okay but pricey), Violet Crown (they do it all and it's all reasonably priced), and Marco and Luca's Dumplings (addicted to their dumplings, no lie). Good places for sweets: Kilwins (you pay a little more than you would at Sweet Frog or Chap's, but it's worth it), Splendora's (I would consume every drop of their product if they'd let me, they are so worth every dollar I have spent there), Chap's (cheap and tasty), and Sweet Frog (they're good, but I prefer Kilwins or Chap's). Coffee: Mudhouse (a little pricey for what you get and they're kind of slow), Violet Crown (great flavor and affordable, plus you don't have to buy a movie ticket to get a cup of coffee), and there's Shenandoah Joe on Preston Ave (sometime they're music is a little too loud, but other than that they're reasonably priced and have good flavor). Movies: Violet Crown (the only place I go to for movies now). Tea: Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar (it gets hot upstairs really quickly, but their tea selection is unbeatable and if you go with a small group it's worth it). Pokemon Go is also a popular thing there. Lots of Poke stuff.
  • Great open air shopping district. On Fridays they have live music and a very festive atmosphere for couples, singles and families. Many great restaurants to choose from. One of my favorite things about my trip to Cville
  • Great mom and pop stores around the downtown mall, along with some unique restaurants. Definitely worth checking out if you're in Charlottesville
  • Historical, wonderful atmosphere capturing some of Charlottesville's most iconic sights and restaurants. Definitely a most-see for any visitor to the area
  • The Downtown Mall is a great place to go for just about anything! There are books, coffee, movies, skating, music, shopping, FOOD, and more. My only complaint is that lots of places are closed on Sundays.
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