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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 Shaps This wine bar is a totally different way to experience wine. Shaps’ main Virginia

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 your face. Cover yourself in summer -- the strappy sundress, the linen shorts. Walking shoes. Sunglasses.

Editor's Note: This year's Midsummers weekend is officially, err unofficially, July 14-16. You are invited to keep it off the radar. Ah, Midsummers- the Easter’s of the post-80’s classes. A time for reunion, discovery, and some good-hearted debauchery, when the convenient parking spaces are all suddenly filled, and the corner bars come to life once again. Whether you’re an incoming first

Ready for the outdoor adventure of overnight camping and hiking? Central Virginia is prime backpacking territory. Here are 5 prime recommendations nearby. Throw some gear in your backpack, and hit the road. Below is the Charlottesville Guide's list for Overnight Camping and Hiking Trips Near Charlottesville - both shorter trips and more arduous ones.One-Night TripsWhite Oak Canyon/Cedar Run Circuit +