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A Trail Runs ‘Round It: Our Three Favorite Stretches of Charlottesville’s Rivanna Trail

The Rivanna Trail is Exhibit A that Cville is as cool as its hype.  Born over 30 years ago, today the trail remains as essential as it is magical, 20 miles of city-encircling, urban-escaping, recreation path that rivals the best in America.  Download the Rivanna Trail...

What Makes a Perfect UVA Football Tailgate?

It’s fall, the leaves are turning, and there’s orange everywhere- orange and blue, that is. It’s Football season, and while there are some big changes happening around Scott Stadium (like the new alcohol policy) there are some things that never change. Drinks may be...

Hoos In Town — Thomas Jones

Thomas Jones ran his way into our hearts as Virginia’s all-time leading rusher in the late 1990s. Now, he’s making hearts flutter as a leading man in Hollywood. From the coal mines of Southwest Virginia to becoming UVA’s first consensus All-America offensive back...

Barn Quilts: A Different Kind of Art Gallery

Pick a pretty, autumn day and tour from Charlottesville out to Greene County to explore sunny patches of barn-side artwork known as Barn Quilts.

Best Destinations for Hiking Near Charlottesville

Charlottesville is often thought of as a quasi-metropolitan area, but don’t forget about all the great hikes and day trips that are close to C’ville!

Mighty Joshua at Sprint Pavilion – September 7

The Guide chats with Mighty Joshua, VA's 2-year running Reggae Ambassador, who's kicking off his tour TOMORROW, September 7 with Love Canon at the Sprint Pavilion in a beautiful mashup benefiting The Front Porch.   On Mighty Joshua's last visit to Charlottesville: The...

Whoos in Town: Herman Moore

Any Wahoo worth his salt remembers the thrills that “Moore-to-Moore” brought to Charlottesville in a great 1989-1990 run that saw Virginia rise to the top of the college football world.  Quarterback Shawn Moore was on the throwing end, and Herman Moore was on the...

Wine Without The Drive: Where to Taste in Town

Sometimes, there’s too much on the schedule to make it out of town for a proper winery day, but that doesn’t mean you have to go without. Here’s our top 5 guide to tasting something great in town, without leaving the city limits.    Wineworks Extended by Michael...

A Perfect Day, Late Summer Charlottesville

It’s early, ish, the morning swelling up from that infamous cobblestone and waking the town as it rises. Call it eight-thirty; or nine; if you’re at one of the several hotels clustered downtown between the University and the Mall, you’re within striking distance. Wash...

Whoos in Charlottesville: Wally Walker

We called him “Wonderful Wally” for a reason. Miffed over the fact that he was left off the All-ACC first team that senior season, the 6-foot-7 forward lit up three nationally-ranked opponents in three nights en route to the Cavaliers’ championship. Walker capped off...

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