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Historic Downtown Mall

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Address: Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Easy walk - 6 short blocks.

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martha S
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Woodbridge, Virginia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great food with a fun vibe. Also we randomly stopped at Bliss Massage while walking by. Had an absolutely amazing foot reflexology massage. Stopped twice - first time on Saturday where we also walked to really good farmer's market type of set up.

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Thank Annre2
Woodbridge, Virginia
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179 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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Thank Martha S
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 or to have a drink and people watch!

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Thank Matt K
peachtree city, ga
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104 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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.

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Thank babyboomer66
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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, and more! We will definitely be back!

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Thank finishlikepre
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Crestview, Florida
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456 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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.

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Thank kmsmolen
Flemington
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305 reviews
153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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 Downtown Mall.

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Johnstown, New York
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 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 and vibe of Charlottesville.

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153 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

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