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Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville, VA 22902
434 295 9073
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Type: Malls, Shopping
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English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If strolling for great unique eateries or waiting for a concert of various genres the downtown mall has something for everyone. Children can enjoy the merry-go-round at the east end of the mall near Children's Discovery Museum. Adults can shop with the many street vendors or locally owned merchant shops for clothing, shoes, linens, coffee, coffee, and the best food,... More 

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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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134 reviews 134 reviews
18 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We were at the outdoor downtown mall for one night when passing thru Charlottesville. Unfortunately during our visit the weather was unusually cold which limited our enjoyment. As it was a weekday night, many of the shops were closed, but we enjoyed those that were open and will go out of our way to stop back for a visit during... More 

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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Took us about an hour or more to get there. Very disappointed. Homeless people wandering around. Many outdoor vendors and not a very nice selection of stores. Hippie type area. I grew up during the 60's and 70's so I understand that culture. Would not recommend.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The Downtown Historic Mall is filled with quaint shops and restaurants, If you go to the visitor center, they will stamp your parking ticket for 2 hours of free parking. It's a really nice way to spend an afternoon!

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Kansas City, Missouri
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville. Lots of little fun shops, used book stores, and restaurants. There is a throw back pharmacy and malt shop that is really charming. Look forward to visiting again!

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Richmond, Virginia
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352 reviews 352 reviews
99 attraction reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great place to stroll on a sunny day, we go there quite often. Nice stores, some great restaurants...such as " Red Pump " and "Commonwealth Sky Bar". Old movie theatre...Eateries are placed in the center of the street .It a great place to take your kids for an ice cream. Go for it.Very nice day out...its very casual and laid... More 

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We spent several hours at the mall while visiting the University of Virginia with our daughters. The surrounding neighborhood is very seedy and rundown, but we were hopeful when we arrived. Unfortunately, our first impression of a lively, fun area of shopping and restaurants was deceptive. It was a Saturday evening in the summer, but the place had a bit... More 

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Drove up here on a whim this past Saturday from Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Downtown Mall was quite the disappointment. There were beggars and bums everywhere, making the atmosphere of the area not so attractive. A majority of the shops are not worth while or even relevant to much and the coffee shop we visited was over priced and under... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This area was perfect for strolling, window shopping, and then grabbing a bite to eat at a great restaurant while people-watching outside.

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Syracuse, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Older buildings, lots of walking ,no free parking for your car. The free trolley (bus) is a nice idea and recommended. Walking the older streets is nice, expensive shops. Christian's Pizza was a good place to stop for a slice of pizza.

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