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Here’s what you need to know to enjoy this year’s Virginia Film Festival We know; you’re a cinephile and you had your heart set on attending this year's Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville.. But, for the first time in its storied history, due to the current pandemic, the 33rd Annual Virginia Film Festival will shift to a virtual format this year.

Want to stay somewhere slightly less conventional but still enjoy a relaxed setting, fine coffee, and turn-down service? Think about staying in one of a dozen boutique inns in or around Charlottesville.  Our recommendations emphasize stylish settings for your stay, but two other details are key: location and price. Do you want to be in-town or on the perimeter? What about

By Cameron Vest ‘15 Charlottesville and her surroundings boast 35 of the state’s 300+ vineyards. Not surprisingly some of the best are led by UVA alumni. We spoke with eight about their vineyards, their love of Charlottesville, and how their UVA experiences shaped the wineries they’ve built. But first, let's set the stage. Twelve years before the University of Virginia was established,

A Great Escape from Washington D.C. The hottest destination in local getaways is two miles outside Stanardsville. Getaway Shenandoah has been sold out all summer and remains so through October.  A Sizzling Start-up Part glamping, part disappearing, Getaways are campgrounds, upfitted with socially-distanced “tiny houses” 8’ wide by 20’ long where you can book a stay in the woods to get away from

This Quirk Hotel, which opened in early March, is the second of what’s planned to be a string of boutique hotels, although the pandemic may alter that plan. The original Quirk, which boasts 73 extravagant rooms in an old department store Broad Street in downtown Richmond, has been widely acclaimed for its style and luxury, including a rooftop bar where

The Wool Factory, Charlottesville’s newest and most extravagant entertainment space, opened last month, just as the temperatures rose and we cinched our facemasks a little tighter. The founders are Dan Fitzhenry, Brad Uhl and Brandon Wooten, the talent behind the popular Grit Coffee in Charlottesville. A longtime in the development and carefully thought through, The Wool Factory's design doesn't miss

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