Things to Do & Eat

Welcome to beautiful and historic Charlottesville! We are so pleased to have you with us this season. Here you'll find links to the best places to eat, drink, and be merry in and around Charlottesville. These lists are by no means exhaustive, so we encourage you to explore! A great place to start is the city website (http://www.visitcharlottesville.org/).

Grocery Stores

Giant Food  - Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 1900 Abbey Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Harris Teeter (3 locations) 

975 Emmet St, Barracks Rd Shopping Center 

159 Community Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911

545 Radford Ln Building A, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Kroger (3 locations) 

1159 Emmet St N, Barracks Rd Shopping Center

1904 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA

1980 Rio Hill Center, Charlottesville, VA

Whole Foods Market - 1797 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Trader Joe’s  - 2025 Bond St, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Foods of All Nations - Ivy Square, 2121 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Charlottesville City Market  - 100 E Water St, Charlottesville, Virginia

A market open every Saturday morning from 7am-12pm that has everything from fruits, veggies, foods, plants, cut flowers, unique gifts, pottery and much more.

Restaurants

NEAR CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

Aromas Cafe, $$ - 1104 Emmet St N, Barracks Road Shopping Center

Serves freshly made Mediterranean fare in a bistro environment

Bodo’s Bagels, $ - 505 Preston Avenue

A Charlottesville staple that serves fresh NY bagels, sandwiches, soups and salads

C’Ville Coffee, $ - 1301 Harris Street

Delicious coffee, breakfast, and lunch

HotCakes, $$ - 1137 Emmet Street

Breakfast, sandwiches, soups, and yummy desserts

Jason's Deli, $$ - 900 Shoppers World Ct.

Deli chain featuring piled-high sandwiches, a salad bar & health-conscious fare

Littlejohn’s, $ - 2050 Bond Street, Suite 150

Specialty subs, sandwiches, and flatbreads

Sticks Kebob Shop, $ - 917 Preston Avenue

A quick kebob shop -- easy for lunch or dinner

Zoe’s Kitchen, $ - 973 Emmet St., N Suite D, Barracks Road Shopping Center

Quick, healthy Mediterranean fare  

Zinburger, $$ - Barracks Rd Shopping Center, 973 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Wine and burger bar

NEAR IX/DOWNTOWN

Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches, $ - 512 E. Main St., Charlottesville 

Easy and delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads

Citizen Burger Bar, $$ - 212 E Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Fun burger joint with craft brews  

C&O Restaurant, $$ - 515 Water St E

Acclaimed French fare and a large wine list

feast!, $ - 416 West Main Street

Excellent made-to-order sandwiches, soups & salads.

Fellini’s #9, $$ - 200 W. Market St., Charlottesville VA 22902

Cozy dinnerspot for traditional Italian fare and live music

The Flat Takeaway Creperie, $  - 111A E. Water St., Charlottesville VA 22902

A hole-in-the-wall savory and sweet crepe shop (cash only)

Java Java, $ - 421 East Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

Coffee, pastries and light lunch

Miller’s Downtown, $$ - 109 W Main Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 

Southern pub fare, ample beers, and great live music

Mudhouse, $ - 213 W. Main St, Charlottesville VA 22902

Warm cafe for house roasts and baked goods

The Nook, $ - 415 E Main St, Charlottesville VA 22902

A Charlottesville institution that serves breakfast all day

Revolutionary Soup, $$ - 108 2nd St. S.W., Charlottesville VA 22902

Organic and locally-sourced sandwiches, soups and salads

Thai Fresh $ -  106 5th St. S.E., Charlottesville VA 22902

Classic Thai dishes serving lunch and dinner

The Whiskey Jar, $$ - 227 W. Main St., Charlottesville VA 22902

Refined Southern food and ample whiskies


Health & Fitness

GYMS

SPECIALTY FITNESS

TRAILS AND HIKING


MEDICAL INFORMATION

Recommended Hospitals/Medical Centers in the area:

Prompt Care Medical Center

1149 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville, VA 22901

(434) 978-3998

University of Virginia Hospital

1215 Lee Street Charlottesville, VA 22908

(434) 924-8090

First Med at Pantops

125 Riverbend Dr # 3

Charlottesville, VA 22911-8695

(434) 984-4200

Martha Jefferson Hospital

459 Locust Avenue

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 982-7000

Recommended ENT:

Dr. John Mason

916 East High St.

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 243-9415

Note:  You must have your own insurance to see a medical practitioner.  

Recommended Physician:

Dr. Devon Lowdon

Internal Medicine LTD.

1011 East Jefferson St.

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 977-7950


Activities

Get to know Charlottesville history!

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello  - 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Ash Lawn-Highland  - 2050 James Monroe Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Michie Tavern - 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

See some art! 

Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative - 209 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Heritage Theatre Festival  - 109 Culbreth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Les Yeux du Monde - 841 Wolf Trap Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911

McGuffey Art Center  - 201 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Spend some time outside -- whether you're picking fruit or drinking wine! 

Chiles Peach Orchard - 1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, VA

Carter Mountain Orchard  - 1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Jefferson Vineyards  - 1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Veritas Vineyards - 145 Saddleback Farm, Afton, Virginia 22920

Blue Mountain Brewery - 9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920

Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company - 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA 22967  

Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive