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Historic Downtown Mall

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Address: Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 434 295 9073
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Free Concerts on Saturdays during the Summer

We were there on the day they were having Disney music as their Saturday concert. We walked up and down the mall. It is fun for window shopping and even the kids enjoyed it. There... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Zwetschgenkuchen
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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McGaheysville, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy parking and great restaurants and bars.....great place to hand before concerts at the outdoor Pavillion

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were there on the day they were having Disney music as their Saturday concert. We walked up and down the mall. It is fun for window shopping and even the kids enjoyed it. There are many interesting places to eat. I noticed there were at least four ATMs downtown, as well. The parking is $10 for over several hours... More 

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Norfolk, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice outdoor mall with a wide selections of things to see and do. From food to concerts to bars and shopping it's all there!!

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Thank DmbTravelers
Fresno
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a the eclectic choice of restaurants and eateries....lots of movement...nice shops....nice of mix of of outdoor eating and people watching....

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Syosset
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cute fun place to bring kids. There is a carousel and drawing wall. Dog friendly town especially here. Several original shops ie the pharmacy founded in 1910. Several trendy and quirky shops as well as the Paramount theatre and several good restaurants as well as gelato shop. There is a free trolls that takes you from this location through out... More 

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Thank Bbmizrahi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute. We went on Friday after 5 and found out this is the best time to go. Live outdoor concert, street vendors, juggling acts... you name it, this place comes to life. Great Friday night out for couples and friends.

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bridgewater, nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to the rest of charlottsville downtown, this place looks like it actually has something interesting going on with the musician playing outside and brick road between the stores. That was about all i liked. We walked up and down the main road looking at restaurant menus and nothing sounded appealing. Very overpriced and obscure foods. I didnt pass by... More 

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Thank bella l
Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice area and does not take long to walk from end to end. Interesting shops and eateries, but found that most restaurants and cafes were quite expensive compared to other places. However, it was a good place to go for a day trip.

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Thank Lynn M
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many restaurant choices, free concerts and art installations. Could use more shops which stay open later- we would have stayed longer if more shopping was available.

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Thank Angela M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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505 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is a challenge and ran me $3/hour on the weekend, hmmmm not a real good deal for the prices you pay for food/drink downtown... The Mall area is eclectic and bustling with all kinds of things that will keep you entertained for people watching. There is a little bit of everything as far as food and shopping along the... More 

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