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Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
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Just Okay

This is one of those places that you will find interesting depending on your situation. If you've... read more

Reviewed yesterday
southerntravelerms
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Jackson, Mississippi
Nice place for a stroll

Nicely done pedestrian shopping area with typical over-priced nick-nack shops and boutiques with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kagatlin
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Statesville, North Carolina
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  • Excellent49%
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  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
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“street vendors” (14 reviews)
“outdoor mall” (11 reviews)
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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+1 434-295-9073
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"street vendors"
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"outdoor mall"
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"window shopping"
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"lots of shops"
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"unique stores"
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"toy store"
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"paramount theater"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of those places that you will find interesting depending on your situation. If you've got a load of kids who need to burn off energy and find something good to eat, then head to this mall. If you like tourist shopping, then...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely done pedestrian shopping area with typical over-priced nick-nack shops and boutiques with a smattering of restaurants and bars. Nice place to stroll and people-watch.

Thank kagatlin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us ate at the outside eating area at Bebedero's . The restaurant is at the end of the mall. While there one could be entertained by some interesting sights such as a Budda shaped juggler, an assortment of male bench warmers that...More

Thank W F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very nice downtown mall with music, good food and young vibe. I will def go back here if I visit again.

Thank Phenom M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurants galore, clothing stores, drug stores, the Paramount Theater, bars, this is a pedestrian mall that is among the best. In addition to several fine restaurants, this is a great place to people watch and hang out. The Mall is not long, which makes it...More

Thank Jerry R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and our dog went to the Charlottesville downtown mall. Overall we enjoyed the variety of shops and dog friendly outdoor areas where we could eat and drink. There were much more homeless/panhandlers in the Charlottesville downtown mall than we expected. Not...More

Thank mikjep
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Felt afraid and not comfortable to even get out of the car. Was disappointed because the architecture was lovely. Should have listened to the previous reviewers.

Thank MominOC
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

A very pretty walk, with lots of shopping, bars, and restaurants. Great for a daytime or night time stroll. Pop into one of many places for a meal, snack, or cocktail. Plenty of great vintage shops. Spend some time here. All ages will enjoy.

Thank hsmithjr
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Wife wanted to check it out. Not really that special, shops, plenty of resturants, limited parking, to many homeless and not enough public seating.

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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Hmmmm. I guess this is cute but the Charlottesville downtown mall is probably best when people are partying at night. During the day, it’s a little sad. One too many tattooed fake blinds dancing to a bad drum circle, bad antique shops and nothing to...More

1  Thank Zzardvark
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Luann 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).
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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
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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
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