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Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
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Easy walk - 6 short blocks.

Small shops, theaters, and restaurants - pleasant walk on cobblestones. Late morning so not much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martha S
Woodbridge, Virginia
So much to see and do

I now work walking distance from the mall which has given me a great opportunity to visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matt K
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small shops, theaters, and restaurants - pleasant walk on cobblestones. Late morning so not much happening. Saw a bicyclist getting a ticket, so perhaps no biking allowed there

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I now work walking distance from the mall which has given me a great opportunity to visit regularly. There are so many restaurants and shops to choose from, there is literally something for everyone. On a beautiful day there are many options for outside dining...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable place. Vibrant with couples, families, etc., all enjoying the leisure dining, strolling of its atmosphere. Take time to merely take in the pleasantness.

Thank babyboomer66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our time in downtown Charlottesville. The whole vibe was young, vibrant and busy. There was live music for free at one end of the mall, and public ice skating at the other! Then all in between there were vendors can, shops, restaurants, street musicians,...More

Thank finishlikepre
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much going on here. Restaurants, ice cream shops, apparel shops, bookstores, street entertainers, music. There was also a fair and concert underway which made for a fun day.

Thank Lomirk42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled through, both directions, on a rainy day and were impressed by the quality and variety of shops, restaurants, and performance venues. It would be very fun to come to a concert or play and have dinner and cocktails. Parking was pretty easy too.

Thank kmsmolen
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This pedestrian mall is chock full of great places to eat, drink and shop. On gorgeous spring, summer and fall days, most restaurants have open air seating. People watching is a great activity here. If you want a relaxing, leisurely time, come down to the...More

Thank wahoowa1213
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was just as delightful now as it was on my first visit many years ago. Quaint, lovely, relaxing way to spend some time....and to lose track of time! Great stores and restaurants set along the cobblestones. Worth planning on visiting. This exemplifies the gentility...More

Thank jh12095
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice sunny day got some ice cream on kilwins outside chairs kept waking till we saw the palladium walked back hit a few stores.

Thank venomnyc
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely quaint historic bricklined street with many open air dining..various cuisines. Lots of shopping available along with an old Paramount Theater. Street vendors & a variety of events occuring throughout the month. Robert E Lee statute one block over in Lee Park although it has...More

Thank kellybO1234AX
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Pam C
Is there a pass available that gets you into several places in Charlottesville?
19 February 2017|
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Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
There are passes for variety of attractions. Really depends where you want to go. I recommend you go to visitor center on downtown mall. They can give you a map of the area, variety of pamplets, and answer any questions you... More
Sherri A
Is the Amtrak station close to downtown mall?
8 September 2016|
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Response from thenorthwind | Reviewed this property |
Just a few blocks to the east. Take the stairway up to West Main St and walk east (turn right) to the Downtown Mall. To the west you are just a few blocks from UVA and the Corner. The walk to the Downtown Mall takes you past... More
Are the stores open on Sunday morning or at all on Sunday? What time do they close on Saturday?
5 July 2016|
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Response from thenorthwind | Reviewed this property |
Retail stores are all open until at least 6 on the week-end. Nearly all are also open on Sunday. Even the ABC store is now open on Sunday.