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Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville, VA 22902
434 295 9073
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Kansas City, Missouri
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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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276 reviews 276 reviews
75 attraction reviews
287 helpful votes 287 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
41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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West Point, Virginia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Shopping, lunch, coffee and a movie here. Very nice shaded venue with some great shops. Something for everyone and nice folks.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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429 reviews 429 reviews
240 attraction reviews
901 helpful votes 901 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ok so here is one historic town center that is- almost restored? Pedestrian-only mall is a great idea but the absence of quality stores ( except for one) made this a yawner. Foot traffic was sparse. Likewise the absence of street shows/ acts to attract crowds was disappointing ( at least during our visit).

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were in town for a wedding and someone suggested that we go to the pedestrian mall for dinner. While it was Sunday evening, and many shops were closed, we had a nice dinner at Citizen Burger Bar (you can read my review on TripAdvisor) and window-shopped. We drove around the area a lot but ended up coming back to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Lots of people rave about how quaint and beautiful Historic Charlottesville is and that it's a must see. Don't believe the hype. Overpriced coffee shops and burger joints don't qualify as quaint. Locals are rides and pretentious. Not impressed.

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