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,
Here are 4 great Charlottesville outings highly recommended by Charlottesville guide, Rick Mangione that will encourage you to resist the numerous forces compel repose over the holiday. Take his advice to go forth and discover! Safely surging into Charlottesville’s landscape with a sense of curiosity and adventure can reward you with joy and gratitude. These sensibilities are encouraged during the
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.
Give the Downtown Cville Gift Card this Christmas and give the give of Charlottesville.
After many years in the making, the Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail anticipates its official opening on November 21, according to Nelson County Parks official Claire RIchardson. We recommend you get there as soon as possible!The eastern trailhead begins along the active CSX rail line in Afton, while the western trailhead starts just a half mile below King’s Gourmet Popcorn off
Wine is central to the Thanksgiving table, even in a pandemic year like this, but choosing what’s best can be tricky. There are a lot of different types of food on the table at one time, from sweet potatoes and savory stuffing to gamey dark turkey meat and glazed hams. Finding one or two wines that can work with everything