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Historic Downtown Mall

Address: Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434 295 9073
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Type: Malls, Shopping & Fashion
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We come here often and always bring anyone who visits, great for a night out with friends, spending the day with families and kids, shopping and lunch with the girls or just dinner with the husband! Our only problem is choosing a restaurant....so many great choices...very difficult to decide! Live musicians, wide variety of stores, wonderful food that can be... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went to this mall because a friend of mine, her daughter attends UVA, recommended it. Don't bother with this place. There is nothing "historic" about it except perhaps the age. There are a number of bars (UVA is only about 2 blocks away), some small locally owned shops, and panhandlers looking for money. I was there from 2pm to... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Very nice "mall" which consists of an outdoor 8 block area with shops and restaurants on both sides of the street. The walkway is as wide as a road, but it is totally pedestrian. There are only a few areas where cars can cross, so it makes it very relaxing to walk and experience. It was very cold, and walking... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I took my girlfriend here for the day to just do some catching up and eat some good food. We had a wonderful time it is a very nice historical place to go, lots to see and do.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
20 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 reviews 18 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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410 reviews 410 reviews
114 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 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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