Charlottesville’s Dining, Entertainment & Shopping District!
A visit to Charlottesville isn't complete without a stop at the Downtown Mall. It is one of the most beautiful and successful pedestrian malls in the nation, and it's located in historic downtown Charlottesville. A wonderful mix of restored and renovated buildings that typified small "downtowns" throughout the country can now be seen by visitors as they enjoy shopping, dining and visiting along the brick-paved pedestrian area.
The Downtown Mall is a vibrant collection of more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants (many with outdoor cafes) housed in the historic buildings on and around old Main Street. Enjoy dining al fresco (in season) at a number of fine restaurants, shop at any of the unique boutiques or meander by flowing fountains. For family fun, it's easy to cool off in our ice park or take your children to the hands-on Virginia Discovery Museum. Enjoy attending a movie or play in one of the many fine theaters, or simply relax under magnificent oak trees along the red bricked mall. Convenient parking in nearby garages and parking lots, as well as free trolley service connecting the Downtown Mall to the University of Virginia along West Main Street make a visit to the downtown easy for visitors of all ages.
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PLEIN AIR PAINT-OUT on the Downtown Mall, Charlottesville VA on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 10-4pm. Join local artists from the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild for an outdoor art event on the mall. Come paint and sketch the wonderful scenes and buildings of our community. Guild members will demonstrate and are available to assist all ages in... more
A celebration of the 274th Birthday of Queen Charlotte for whom the City of Charlottesville was named. A short program followed by refreshments! City Hall Plaza more