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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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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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The Holidays at Monticello, Highland, & Montpelier

The estates of former presidents Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, and James Madison take on new life for the holiday season. This is the time to see them, if you haven’t already! Each offer free tours, discounts, and special offers during the holiday season. Take advantage! Monticello Monticello…

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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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Best Places to Enjoy Fall in Charlottesville

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…

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