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Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
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Tranquil Stroll

My two daughter's and I almost skipped this on our trip to Charlottesville last week based on the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darin S
Madison Heights, Virginia

Love it any day of the week, any time of the year! Great places to sit n reflect or people... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Richard K
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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“street vendors” (14 reviews)
“outdoor mall” (11 reviews)
Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 place with some nice stores and...More

Thank Darin S
Reviewed 15 December 2017

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 there are more a sweet either way...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A great place to hang out, especially if you like bookshops. My favorite was Blue Whale Books, where I found a compact OED for $45! (Blue Whale does have a step-free entrance around the side, and lots of room for a wheelchair to navigate.)

Thank Micaela M
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I must be honest, I started with reservations following the recent protests but proceeded to visit Charlottesville on business . It has been many years since I have seen as many homeless and vagrant individuals in a tourist attraction. I witnessed many catcalls, lots of...More

5  Thank Andy D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My husband and I planned a trip to Charlottesville with the Pedestrian Mall being one of our stops. We've heard so much about it and were anxious to see for ourselves. It was a beautiful evening for a stroll. There were many unique shops as...More

Thank Lena R
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I visited early evening to stroll around and to have dinner. First of all it was a lot smaller than I had thought. Then (as I see a few other new reviews mention) there were a handful of different people coming up...More

5  Thank Denrah5
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were in Charlottesville for one night, and were looking forward to dinner and walking this historic mall. I had read all good things and was anticipating a lively area. The mall was smaller than I expected, but it sure has its...More

4  Thank lbg073
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Recently had the opportunity to tour/visit Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. There are lots of unique stores & eating establishments that we wandered through. There was someone playing a saxophone that was mellow and echoed through the entire area. Being early in the day there were not...More

2  Thank Rich M
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Ive been coming to this place for many years and loved it but my recent visit was awful. Whats up with all the street beggars? People sitting around everywhere begging for money. Smelled bad. We couldn't even enjoy sitting outside to eat without the staff...More

4  Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Historic Downtown Mall is delightful to stroll along. Terrific selection of excellent restaurants and lots of shops. Most restaurants have dining on the sidewalk. Lots of fun.

1  Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
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Luann L
4 July 2017|
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Response from MDB116 | Reviewed this property |
In my experience, many outdoor eating places may allow dogs. As for stores, we didn't have our dog with us, but as we travel, we find that more and more stores do allow dogs (except food stores).
Pam C
20 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
9 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