Things To Do In Downtown Charlottesville, VA

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List of Places to Visit in Downtown Charlottesville

1. The Charlottesville Downtown Mall

The best shopping mall in all of  the downtown district is Charlottesville Downtown Mall, home to a multitude of retail, dining, and recreational establishments. The historic mall has been open since 1974 and is an iconic landmark that locals frequently visit.

2. Modern Nosh

Modern Nosh is a new restaurant that opened this year. The Jewish deli serves delicious traditional dishes including corned beef, brisket, Reuben sandwiches, and matzoh ball soup. 

Modern Nosh in Downtown

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3. Second Street Gallery

Second Street Gallery offers a contemporary display of modern art pieces, including art works from several local artists. The gallery provides lovely tours perfect for groups, couples, and solo visitors.

4. Jefferson Theater

The Jefferson Theater established in 1912 is an iconic mid-sized music venue hosting various artists touring the country.

Jefferson Theater in Downtown

5. Kilwins of Charlottesville

If you have a sweet tooth, you'll want to visit Kilwins which serves high quality chocolates, confections, and ice cream.

6. South Street Brewery

South Street Brewery is the perfect place for a drink to have a fun night out. Enjoy its top quality brewed beer and help yourself to their unique offerings.

South Street brewery

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7. Charlottesville Tango

Charlottesville Tango is a growing and supportive community of amateur and professional dancers looking to share the enjoyment of Tango. The dance studio offers regular classes and events, you'll surely want to try at least once.

8. McGuffey Art Center

The McGuffey Art Center is another gallery that provides lovely collections of art pieces located close to Downtown Mall.

9. Wine & Design (Art Studio)

Wine & Design offers art classes you can enjoy with the perfect snack or drink. You can join group classes or schedule a private event for a fun time painting with friends or family.

wine and dine

10. Rapture

The Rapture is another top restaurant in Downtown Charlottesville offering meals with unique spices and local flavors. 

11. Virginia Discovery Museum

The Virginia Discovery Museum is a children's museum that offers tours and classes for kids that help them explore their imagination and talent in art.


12. Downtown Grille

Downtown Grille is a local favorite known for its delicious meat dishes and midwestern cuisine.

13. The Garage

The Garage is a unique one-stop shop of various small entertainment events that it hosts on a regular basis. If you are looking for something new and just want to have a fun day with friends, check out The Garage at Downtown Charlottesville.

the garage

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