Hit the Greens at Golf Courses in Charlottesville

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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

Fourth of July Celebrations in Charlottesville

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Friends, food, fireworks — what more could you ask for on Independence Day? If you’re looking for Fourth of July celebrations in Charlottesville, you’ve got plenty of options!  Carter Mountain Orchard Carter Mountain Orchard is throwing a Happy Birthday, America! event in honor of Independence Day. This family-friendly event offers something for everyone to enjoy with refreshing cider beverages for … Read More

Explore the Night Sky at Leander McCormick Observatory

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For a fun date night or evening out with friends, go stargazing in Charlottesville at the Leander McCormick Observatory. Leander J. McCormick donated the Observatory to the University of Virginia in 1885. Once considered the second-largest telescope in the world back in 1885, the Leander McCormick Observatory is an impressive astronomical piece of equipment. Up until the 1960s, the telescope was … Read More

Explore Cuisine and History with Food Tours in Charlottesville

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You may have heard of walking tours, but have you hear of food tours? As a relatively up-and-coming trend in the foodie community, food tours let you explore the culture of a city through your taste buds. Whether you are from out-of-town or a native, food tours in Charlottesville will take you on a culinary journey through the hottest dining … Read More

Charlottesville Restaurant Spotlight: Thai Fresh

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Charlottesville isn’t a stranger to Thai food. There are countless Thai restaurants in Charlottesville, all of which are quite good. But if you want a quick and affordable place to grab some pad thai, then Thai Fresh is your place. Located in a small spot on the Downtown Mall, Thai Fresh is a cozy establishment that barely seats room for … Read More

Paddle Boarding in Charlottesville with Rivanna River Company

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Once an ancient Hawaiian sport, paddle boarding has become increasingly popular over the past decade. Paddle boarding isn’t just reserved for the beach, either. You can pretty much paddle on any large body of water, including rivers and lakes. Similar to a surfboard, you stand on the paddle board while using a paddle to propel yourself forward. Not only does … Read More

Celebrating Mother’s Day in Charlottesville

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Mother’s Day in Charlottesville

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the amazing women that have given life to others. Whether you are celebrating your own mother, a friend who is a mother, or another maternal figure, Mother’s Day is the perfect way to give back. Dedicate some time on Sunday, May 12th to show your mom how much you appreciate her. There are … Read More

Celebrate Diversity in Charlottesville at the Festival of Cultures

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Despite recent news over the past few years about Charlottesville, the city welcomes diversity. In addition to Charlottesville natives, many people from all over the world now call the beautiful city home. The Festival of Cultures is a one-day event to celebrate this diversity with food, vendors, cultural exhibits, and entertainment. The 16th annual Festival of Cultures will take place … Read More

Southern Food & Hospitality at the BBQ Exchange

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In the south, you don’t mess around with barbecue. From the vinegary North Carolina-style of barbecue sauce to the Kansas City-style that is sweet and tangy, the umbrella of barbecue is quite large. Just as North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Missouri have their own styles of barbecue, Virginia ranks among those. If you’re searching for one of the best barbecue … Read More

Foxfield Races: A Charlottesville Tradition

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Since 1978, the Foxfield Races have been a Charlottesville tradition. Held biannually, the race is once in the spring and again in the fall. The spring Foxfield Races are always held the last Saturday in April, while the fall races are held the last Sunday in September. Although well-attended by local residents, the spring Foxfield Races are a University of … Read More