Planning a trip to Charlottesville? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
1 Head to Cafe Cubano for a light breakfast and some people watching on the Downtown Mall.
2 Pick up the free weeklies, The C-ville Weekly and The Hook, to read about the latest in town while you relax on the mall. Be sure to check out the Free Speech Monument by the Pavilion, and add your own comments if the spirit moves you.
3 Enjoy the lunch buffet at Himalayan Fusion, located on the mall.
4 Take a light hike and/or play disc golf at Walnut Creek Park.
5 Have dinner at Mas.
1 Pick up a section of the Rivanna Trail near UVA and walk around Charlottesville in the woods.
2 Have lunch at Zazus Fresh Grille.
3 Check the UVA sports schedule and look for a game either at Klöckner Stadium or Davenport Field. The baseball, soccer, and lacrosse teams are among the nation’s best, and Klockner and Davenport are great places to catch a game.
4 If it’s not the right season for sports, visit Ash Lawn-Highland for the afternoon.
5 Happy Hour and Trivia Night at McGrady’s Irish Pub. Trivia is every Tuesday night. Get there early to secure a table!
1 Pick up some Spudnuts for breakfast, then take a day trip out to Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg.