Virginia hospitality meets the Charlottesville palate at the area’s hotel restaurants. Open to visitors and locals alike, these eateries give locals a staycation opportunity, and visitors the option to eat like a local, before stepping out their front doors. The Pink Grouse at the Quirk HotelThis hyperlocal restaurant is the signature of the Quirk Hotel on West Main. Though the selections
UVA students have always worked hard, and by the time the winter holidays arrive, they’ve earned a break from their studies in Charlottesville. In Thomas Jefferson’s time, long before “The Night before Christmas” was a twinkle in author Clement Clarke Moore’s eye, the town would fall quiet and dark (there were no Christmas lights either). For a moment of reflection, let’s
Some of our most cherished traditions, from Santa Claus to the Easter Bunny, arrive from hazy origins. Take eggnog, for instance. Records date the concoction back to medieval Europe, before it became popular in England as “egg flip” or simply “nog.” By the 18th century, American colonists had developed a fondness for this strange brew of milk, cream, sugar, cinnamon,
The Art Park makes art a daily reality by offering opportunities for cultural exposure and education as an experience, through a continuously evolving outdoor patio space and extensive Art Yard. Free to all, the space guides you into play areas, an al fresco reading room, arresting sculptures, and the “Before I Die Wall,” among others.
The Charlottesville area’s wineries are well established as some of the best on the East Coast. Visitors enjoy winding drives through crisp fall vistas to picture-perfect tasting rooms and, of course, some truly miraculous tastings. Lucky for all, those outings don’t need to end just because it’s gotten cold outside. Here are some of the best area wineries to enjoy
Over a dozen boutiques serve Charlottesville’s voracious thirst for fashion. Here the merchandise is as mod and hi-tone as their owners. And here are a few of our favorites, just in time for Christmas!EloiseEloise has one of our favorite storefront displays on West Main. There’s always something in the window to make you look twice. You’re missing out if you
This year, it’s more important than ever to shop local. Charlottesville’s storefronts offer curated, quality gifts from local makers--and you can dodge supply chain issues, give your mail carriers a break, and skip the “Will it ship by Christmas?” stress.
Home to a diverse community of artists, the creativity of local-makers thrives alongside local shop-keepers who prize offering a staggering diversity of homemade goods alongside elite national and international brands.