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Neat feel and nice restaurants..Dog Friendly

We enjoyed our visit to the Downtown Mall. Our greyhound was a rock star with the locals and... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Carleton, Michigan
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Nice shops

This is a small area in historic Charlottesville, and it is an outdoor mall. There are mostly... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Victoria N
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No cars, plenty of shopping, food, and outdoor seating combine to make this a welcoming area. Outside of this corridor, we noticed many people sleeping on benches and under trees, but there was no evidence of that here.

Thank Yvette C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The historic downtown is beautiful and has a ton of really tastey restaurants and shops to look in. Great way to spend a causal afternoon

Thank Jaime S
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Downtown Mall. Our greyhound was a rock star with the locals and tourists. The outdoor restaurants were very accommodating to us and our dog and the patrons were friendly and interesting. There was a bit of a vagrant population,...More

Thank Brewpaul
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a small area in historic Charlottesville, and it is an outdoor mall. There are mostly restaurants more than shops, however some of the shops are very nice and unique. I really enjoyed seeing old signs on the sides of stores, antique stores, gift...More

Thank Victoria N
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We enjoyed walking the length of the mall. Deciding if we wanted to have dessert someplace or stop in for a drink.

Thank RebeccaP2831
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Good food, good shopping, and great people watching. It can get packed on weekend nights when the weather is good. Take advantage of the many restaurants that offer outdoor seating when the weather suits.

Thank Christie S
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

There’s something for everyone - unique shops, street vendors, music, food, theaters, and friendly people. Live after 5 music event on one end of the mall on Fridays for a small, maybe $5, entry fee. Convenient, cheap parking garage. Feels safe during daylight at least....More

Thank Runesong
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We visited the pedestrian mall and it is lined with restaurants and shops. The mall is pedestrian and you can not drive any type of vehicle on it. The mall has lots of seating in the center of it for dining or just getting a...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

I did not particularly like the downtown mall it was not my cup of tea. Several small shops with unique items and the like. It appeared to be a safe place and plenty of room to sit and people-watch. I believe my trip to Charlottesville...More

2  Thank dennisin8
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I was appalled by the number of mentally challenged men on the downtown mall in Charlottesville! It was a frightening experience as many approach with lewd and rude comments."The Corner" has the same problem. What is going on???

2  Thank kww1616
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Lua L
July 3, 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
February 19, 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
September 8, 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