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Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
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Nice Walking Mall

My husband and I planned a trip to Charlottesville with the Pedestrian Mall being one of our stops... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lena R
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Disappointed - different than what I thought

My husband and I visited early evening to stroll around and to have dinner. First of all it was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“street vendors” (13 reviews)
“outdoor mall” (10 reviews)
Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I planned a trip to Charlottesville with the Pedestrian Mall being one of our stops. We've heard so much about it and were anxious to see for ourselves. It was a beautiful evening for a stroll. There were many unique shops as...More

Thank Lena R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited early evening to stroll around and to have dinner. First of all it was a lot smaller than I had thought. Then (as I see a few other new reviews mention) there were a handful of different people coming up...More

1  Thank Denrah5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I were in Charlottesville for one night, and were looking forward to dinner and walking this historic mall. I had read all good things and was anticipating a lively area. The mall was smaller than I expected, but it sure has its...More

Thank lbg073
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had the opportunity to tour/visit Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. There are lots of unique stores & eating establishments that we wandered through. There was someone playing a saxophone that was mellow and echoed through the entire area. Being early in the day there were not...More

1  Thank Rich M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ive been coming to this place for many years and loved it but my recent visit was awful. Whats up with all the street beggars? People sitting around everywhere begging for money. Smelled bad. We couldn't even enjoy sitting outside to eat without the staff...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The Historic Downtown Mall is delightful to stroll along. Terrific selection of excellent restaurants and lots of shops. Most restaurants have dining on the sidewalk. Lots of fun.

1  Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 28 August 2017

From one end to the other is full of amazing food ,clothing ,jewelry and clothing that you can not get any ware else." GO" you will not be disappointed

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 27 August 2017

There are so many quaint stores and restaurants, you can spend hours here just walking and crowd watching. We went twice and enjoyed the walk and just shopping. It is so much fun and so much to do. The street entertainers are fun as well.

1  Thank Anne M
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I am biased because I live in Charlottesville and work downtown. I think the Downtown Mall is the heart of the city, especially in summer. Whether dining in the restaurants, drinking, seeing a movie or a concert, eating ice cream or gelato or fro-yo, shopping...More

Thank C-VilleDog
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is an outdoor pedestrian mall....closed off to vehicles. Some new architecture along with some of the old beautiful buildings makes for a nice walk, many shops featuring items from local artists. Great places to eat, walk with food, to casual sit down, to fine...More

Thank Constance T
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Luann L
4 July 2017|
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Response from MDB116 | Reviewed this property |
In my experience, many outdoor eating places may allow dogs. As for stores, we didn't have our dog with us, but as we travel, we find that more and more stores do allow dogs (except food stores).
Pam C
19 February 2017|
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Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
There are passes for variety of attractions. Really depends where you want to go. I recommend you go to visitor center on downtown mall. They can give you a map of the area, variety of pamplets, and answer any questions you... More
Sherri A
9 September 2016|
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Response from thenorthwind | Reviewed this property |
Just a few blocks to the east. Take the stairway up to West Main St and walk east (turn right) to the Downtown Mall. To the west you are just a few blocks from UVA and the Corner. The walk to the Downtown Mall takes you past... More