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Address: Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434 295 9073
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A delightful place to spend an afternoon

The downtown mall was a terrific idea. There are clothes shops, restaurants, coffee houses and many other kinds of store. I love Chaps Ice Cream and Mudhouse Coffee, as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Vienna, Virginia
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134 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The cobblestone mall is a beautiful slice of history. It is lined with shops and restaurants. Most of the restaurants have outdoor seating, which was very popular the evening I visited. The shops are mostly local and very creative-oriented. Nearby is a parking garage but you can also park for free down side streets nearby if you go in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

One night business trip to Charlottesville and decided to take the stroll along the mall ... Plenty of restaurants and great people watching. Here during restaurant week and found a great Indian fusion place!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The downtown mall was a terrific idea. There are clothes shops, restaurants, coffee houses and many other kinds of store. I love Chaps Ice Cream and Mudhouse Coffee, as well as the excellent Paramount Theater. Park and stroll for an hour or two; you'll be the happier for it.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lots of neat/unique stores to shop in. My son and I had a lot of fun walking around. I enjoyed going to all the local stores. I ended up buying a few gifts for friends and myself while out. Go to the quilts store and toy store. They are both fun!

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Burlington, North Carolina
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Historic Downtown Mall has a lot of charm. We spent our first night in Charlottesville here. We stayed at Hyatt Place and rather than drive and find parking we drove to UVA and parked on a side street close to the tennis courts. We took the FREE trolley to downtown. It was only about a 15 minute wait, both... More 

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ARLINGTON
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This area has so much potential. It's a lovely location and pedestrian friendly. Sadly, most of the shops were closed in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. Don't think I'll bother to go back.

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Frederick, Maryland
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74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Walkable downtown mall, with plenty of shops and restaurants. We visited in the morning, when there wasn't too much going on. I can imagine this place to be quite active in the evening. There were some vendors outside, as well as some art installations. A nice place to spend an hour or two.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have been in the area for over 30 years and have seen the downtown mall involve into european style cafe society street musicians and all. What can I say, it is all happening on the Mall.

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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166 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Try to go off season. Less crowds and plenty of choices. However, some places may go renovation or leases expire and close. Comparing to the days when college is open the summer time offers nice free parking and access to the mall. Great bargains in some of the stores due to season closing. Try the nice restaurants in and around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I came to town for a visit and needed some place to eat and wanted to look around downtown. It was very pretty with lots of places to eat to choose from. It would have been nice if more places had put their menus out for people to see. It was worth going to and walking around.

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Address: Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434 295 9073
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville

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