Free Things to Do in Charlottesville

January 11, 2019 12:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: January 11, 2019 12:45 PM

Exploring Charlottesville on a budget is easy. The heart of the city is connected by the Free Trolley , which has stops along the Downtown Mall and all throughout the University of Virginia. Walking down Main Street is doable, but if it’s frigid or sweltering, the Free Trolley is the way to go. The

2019 JPJ Men's Basketball Guide

January 2, 2019 3:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: January 2, 2019 4:27 PM

See the Hoos at home. The John Paul Jones Arena is electric. Slightly biased UVa graduates will tell you that it's just as thunderous as Cameron Indoor Stadium. The ACC is PARTICULARLY good this year (a total of SIX teams rank among the AP Top 25). Point being: if you have been meaning to go to more

Cville's Coziest Indoor Dining

December 4, 2018 4:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: December 4, 2018 5:10 PM

Rain, wind and snow make the following establishments—selected for their atmosphere, intimacy and unique features—that much more inviting. Alley Light Everyone needs to go to Alley Light at least once in their lives. It’s a tad pricey, but well worth a visit. Harry Potter enthusiasts have compared

Indoor Cville Dining Part 1

November 9, 2018 2:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: November 9, 2018 3:18 PM

Rain, wind and snow make the following establishments—selected for their atmosphere, intimacy and unique features—that much more inviting. Ivy Inn The dining areas here are intimate and romantic. And no, it’s not a hotel. The menu consists of locally-inspired seasonal American cuisine. We hear

Cville Boasts THREE Escape Rooms

November 2, 2018 10:00 AM by Will Dozier
Updated: November 2, 2018 1:17 PM

It’s getting colder. Escape rooms are heated. Also fun. And there are THREE of them here in Charlottesville. Try one. Try them all! Bring the family. Corral the office. Coax your friends. If you want to ~escape~ without any strangers in the room, make sure to bring enough of a crew with you. Check

Highlights of the 2018 Virginia Film Festival

October 25, 2018 11:00 AM by Will Dozier
Updated: October 25, 2018 12:16 PM

This year’s festival, November 1-4, will include more than 150 films and over 100 industry guests . Perhaps the most notable of these guests is Cristoph Waltz, who will appear Saturday, November 3 rd at 1:00 PM at the Paramount Theater for A Tribute to Christoph Waltz . The BEST WAY to navigate the

Halloween in Charlottesville

October 19, 2018 10:00 AM by Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau Staff
Updated: October 19, 2018 10:22 AM

Halloween at James Monroe’s Highland James Monroe’s Highland, in partnership with the Albemarle County Fair, will host Halloween at Highland, an afternoon and evening of fall fun, on Sunday, October 28, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission to the event includes hayrides through the Highland pastures,

Charlottesville & Albemarle County Self-Guided Tours

September 28, 2018 4:00 PM by Dawn Peters
Updated: October 9, 2018 11:31 AM

Charlottesville & Albemarle County Self-Guided Tours & Contest #2 Post by Dawn Peters Photo by Dawn Peters My last blog post featured five guided tours in the Charlottesville, Albemarle County region. For those who prefer to go solo, here are three fun and educational self-guided tours to consider.

Best Places to Enjoy Fall in Charlottesville

September 25, 2018 2:00 PM by Will Dozier
Updated: September 25, 2018 3:46 PM

October is the best month for a visit. Few would argue otherwise. While the leaves are changing, Charlottesville is at its best. It’s football season. It’s finally cool. Spirits are high—holidays approach. The best part of the visit is the drive into town. US 29, US 250, and I-64 offer views this