Top 4 Reasons to Explore Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall
Looking to do some nearby shopping and exploring during your stay at Afton Mountain Bed and Breakfast? Charlottesville, Virginia’s Historic Downtown Mall is your solution. At eight blocks in length, it’s one of the longest pedestrian malls in the United States and is located in and among the historic buildings of old Main Street. Here are our top 4 reasons to visit the Downtown Mall:
The Live Entertainment. Take in a live musical performance inside the Jefferson Theater or outside at the Sprint Pavilion (which hosts a favorite annual event, Fridays After Five, a free spring and summer concert series). Escape to the choreographed movements of ballet at the Paramount Theater or the community-driven shows at Live Arts.
The Restaurants: With over 30 restaurants along the Downtown Mall, you certainly won’t go hungry. Taste the contemporary, Latin-inspired cuisine of Zocalo or the fondue at the Melting Pot. Dine with a higher view at the Commonwealth Skybar or indulge in the local ingredients used at Hamiltons’ at First and Main.
The Art Galleries: Indulge in a visual feast at the Downtown Mall’s many art galleries, such as the Sage Moon Gallery, the McGuffey Art Center, the Second Street Gallery, and more. Whether you enjoy abstract paintings, sculptures, unique exhibitions, or photography, you’ll find your medium on display.
The Shops: Shopping seems to be the most obvious reason to visit a mall, right? At the Historic Downtown Mall, you’ll over 120 shops await your visit—antiques, clothing, jewelry, books, specialty shops, and more. These locally owned establishments offer unique gifts for everyone, so grab your walking shoes, and make it a day of browsing and exploring.