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Will Dozier

Best Hikes in the Charlottesville Area

Downtown Charlottesville is a 25-minute drive from the southern end of Shenandoah National Park and the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It costs $30 per vehicle ($25 per motorcycle) to enter Shenandoah National Park, but the fee is well worth it. Because access is somewhat limited, the…

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Distilleries in Charlottesville

A preview of the best distilleries in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. A few great distilleries call Charlottesville home. The founders, distillers and principals are wonderful people. Expect to leave Ragged Branch, Vitae Spirits Distillery, or Spirit Lab Distilling with an expanded palate and…

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Live Music Preview, Fall 2019

The big-ticket items on the horizon are Lockn’ and The Festy. Lockn’ begins on Thursday, August 22 nd (a Thursday) and concludes August 25 th . Expect incredible sets. Expect exceptionally positive attitudes. If you would prefer to sleep in a bed at night, or take a long warm shower, or take a break…

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Shopping in Charlottesville and Albemarle County

Here in Cville we don’t have anything like the Mall of America. We don’t have a fashion district either. The malls we do have are nothing to write home about, unless we’re talking about the Downtown Mall, the pedestrian kind, smack-dab in the middle of Charlottesville, a half-mile of patio dining…

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Patio Dining on the Downtown Mall

Patio Dining on the Downtown Mall: Below is a comprehensive list of restaurants and cafes with patio seating on Charlottesville's downtown mall. Try something new! Whiskey Jar El Bebedero Mudhouse View this post on Instagram We are open and full of love…

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Things to Do This Spring (2019)

2019 Spring Activities in Charlottesville It’s warm again! Visit! Tom Tom Summit & Festival is upon us. This weeklong celebration features a wide array of mixers and keynote speakers but, more importantly, it’s fun . There’s live music all week. It’s a celebration of culture and community…

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