Life is Sweeter with Gearharts Fine Chocolates

Arden PlaceFood & Drink

gearharts fine chocolates

If there’s anything better than chocolate, it’s locally crafted artisan chocolate. At Gearharts Fine Chocolates, you’ll find that good things do come in small packages. After training at the Culinary Institute of America and serving as a cook in the Marine Corps, Tim Gearhart opened Gearharts in 2001. Dabbling in culinary adventures across the world, he then opened one of … Read More

Explore the Charlottesville Art Community on the Monticello Artisan Trail

Arden PlaceCommunity, Things to Do in Charlottesville

monticello artisan trail

The Monticello Artisan Trail is a network of local artisan studios throughout the Charlottesville area. The self-guided trail links local hotspots such as restaurants, galleries, studios, lodging, and agri-artisan farms. Partnered with the Artisans Center of Virginia, local business owners, officials, and citizens developed the Monticello Artisan Trail. The trail helps to enhance the region’s artisan industry and tourism activity. … Read More

Beat the Heat at Meade Park Water Park

Arden PlaceThings to Do in Charlottesville

water park in charlottesville

As one of the few water parks in Charlottesville, the Onesty Family Aquatic Center at Meade Park is a popular summer spot for families. Opening in the summer of 2009, it is named after Louis A. Onesty. He is considered the “Father of Swimming” in the Charlottesville area due to his support of youth swimming programs.  In addition to a … Read More

Hit the Greens at Golf Courses in Charlottesville

Arden PlaceFitness, Things to Do in Charlottesville

golf courses in charlottesville

The lush, rolling hills of Charlottesville make it a prime location for golf courses. Sprawling green fairways and beautiful country clubs are the perfect backdrops for a round of golf. Whether you have time for 18 holes or prefer to hit the driving range for a quick bucket of balls, there are plenty of golf courses in Charlottesville.  Birdwood Golf … Read More