Charlottesville Travel Guide
Charlottesville Parks & Gardens
Azalea park - Old Lynchburg Road at the southern edge of the City. This beautiful park covers an area of 23 acres, and has a Little League baseball field; a concession stand; basketball courts; swing sets; and playground for children. This is a great place for the whole family to go and relax, having some fun amongst nature.
Forest Hills Park - Forest Hills Avenue. This 7.35 acre park is filled with oak trees and has an amazing view of Carter's Mountain. The park is a great place for the whole family to have some fun outdoors, with a Little League baseball field; concession stand; picnic facilities; and a playground with slides; swing sets; a merry-go-round; animal rockers; as well as a horseshoe pit.
Charlottesville Restaurants and Bars
Blue Light Bar & Grill - 120 E. Main Street. This is the best seafood restaurant in Charlottesville, and it is very popular with locals and tourists alike. They serve a wide range of excellent seafood dishes, including monkfish coated with crushed citrus, served under a slightly spicy Thai-style basil sauce with rice. The prices are very reasonable and the service is excellent.
Escafe - 102 Old Preston Ave. This fun and lively bistro is one of the most popullar places in town to have a inexpensive and excellent meal. When it's warm the whole bistro opens up and you can sit outside, enjoying the lovely weather. They serve a wide range of international dishes, from salads and sandwiches to seafood dishes.
The Hardware Store - 316 E. Main Street. This is one of th emost interesting restaurants in town, and it is decorated with old rolling ladders; stacks of oak drawers that once contained screws, nuts and bolts; and vintage advertising signs. They serve a wide range of excellent American dishes, including quiches; crab cakes; salads; hamburgers; sandwiches; pasta, and barbecued ribs.
Charlottesville Bars & Clubs
Mutt's Family Pub - 155 Seminole Ct. This is one of the most popular pubs in town, and is frequented by a mixed group of locals and tourists. The pub has video games; a jukebox; and a number of other games to play. This is a great place to have a drink and mingle with the locals.
Club 216 - 218 W. Water Street. This is on of hottest and most happening nightclubs in Charlottesville, and it is very popular with a younger crowd of locals. DJs spin a wide range of all the latest dance music to really get the party going. This is the place to go if you're looking to party all night and meet some of the locals.
Starr Hill Brewery - 709 W Main Street. This is another excellent bar in town, and it is popular with the serious beer drinking locals. They serve a wide range of beers from all over the world, but the best beer is the one that is brewed on the premises. This is a great place to go and have a few cold ones, while meeting new people.
Useful Charlottesville Links
Charlottesville Trolley Rentals
Charlottesville Trolley Rentals provides group transportation to local Historic sites, Wineries, tours of the University of Virginia and the general area.
- Clifton The Country Inn Hotel 1296 Clifton Inn Dr Charlottesville
- Omni Charlottesville Hotel 235 W Main St Charlottesville 208 Rooms
- Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel 900 W Main St Charlottesville
- Comfort Inn Hotel 1807 Emmet St Charlottesville
- The Boars Head Inn Hotel 200 Ednam Dr Charlottesville
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