I'll be visiting Charlottesville, VA, the first week of March. Before reading the forum here warning against the Hampton Inn on India Dr. (NOT the university one), I reserved that very hotel. I'll be traveling alone, and am worried, after reading about the neighborhood. I noticed those posts were 3 years old. Has it improved since then? Looks as though people are rec. the Omni; however, the guest reviews on that hotel sug. that they have a problem w/ the rooms being too hot.
I'm coming to help my law student (UVA) son get a well-deserved break (spring break for the law school). Do you have ideas/recommendations re: things to do, good places to eat? Is there a good theater (musicals, plays) or place for fine arts events? Any outdoor fun things to see/do, or is the first of March too cold?
I have never been to Charlottesville, and he has been spending his spare moments in the library, so we could use suggestions.
Thank you so much: I love this forum!