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

Stop and Smell the Roses: Historic Garden Week in Charlottesville

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Virginia’s Historic Garden Week is the only statewide garden and house tour. It’s a tradition that has been contributing to the local economy for over 85 years. With roots beginning in the early 20th century, the Garden Club of Virginia hosts Historic Garden Week. This year, the event will take place from April 27th until May 4th. Featuring 31 tours … Read More

National Champions: UVA Basketball Season Recap

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With only three losses the entire 2018-19 season, the University of Virginia Men’s Basketball team is celebrating their recent victory over Texas Tech at the NCAA National Championship. The men’s UVA basketball team isn’t new to the NCAA Championship. In fact, Virginia was the No. 1 seed in the 2018 NCAA Championship until the Cavaliers were beaten by the UMBC … Read More

Guide to Planning a Unique Bachelorette Party in Charlottesville

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Are you getting married soon? If so, you’re probably already thinking about the bachelorette party! The maid-of-honor and bridesmaids traditionally plan the bachelorette party for the bride-to-be. It’s a great way to have fun before the wedding and release some of those pre-wedding jitters. For those in the Central Virginia area, there are plenty of options for bachelorette parties in … Read More