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Free Things to Do in Charlottesville

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…

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Indoor Cville Dining Part 1

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…

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Cville Boasts THREE Escape Rooms

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…

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Highlights of the 2018 Virginia Film Festival

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…

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Kayak Like a Local: A Day on the James River!

Whether you’re visiting for a weekend or even if you're from the Charlottesville – Albemarle County area, have you ever thought of a day trip on the water? Whether its kayaking, tubing, canoeing or even swimming, there are so many options that you can incorporate into your aquatic adventure! I had…

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A Tour Around the World in Charlottesville, Part 2

Hey everyone, remember a few weeks ago when we traveled to Spain, Italy and France? Well it’s time again to pack up your stuff and follow me on a worldwide culinary trip without even leaving Charlottesville and Albemarle County! This week we’ll be hitting Mexico and South America, India, Turkey and…

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Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the Beach

Stay Local, Play Local: A Day at the Beach In the summer months, there are few places more popular than the beach. This salty-air sanctuary provides a respite from the hot and humid conditions that come along with the season. Luckily, Virginia borders the majestic and refreshing Atlantic Ocean, so…

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