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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“Devil's Backbone is a great place to grab breakfast, dinner and of course a cold beer. It has a huge camp fire and chairs to hang out in. Lots of room for kids to run and play too!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Large food and beverage selection, excellent valley views, large pet friendly outdoor seating area ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Lovely, scenic vineyard about half an hour from Cville that has "Starry Nights" with bands, buffet (reserve in advance) or picnicing and dancing. You must buy, not bring, your wine there.”
  • 68 locals recommend
National Park
“30 miles West of Charlottesville access the Blue Ridge Parkway for hiking or a scenic drive. Head South to the Parkway and North to the Skyline Drive. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Pub
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“Check out the awesome tap room and the huge field in the back. During the summers they show movies on the lawn on Saturday nights. Pets are welcome at Bold Rock outside. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Brewery
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“A smaller brewery, you’ll love their burgers and beers. One of our favorites is Area 151 Blackberry. Great for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This is a Charlottesville tradition- probably every kid that has grown up in Cville has hiked this trail at least five times, mostly when visitors come to town. It’s a good hike, with a little bit of challenge, but worth it for the stunning view at the end. Located in the Shenandoah national forest about 20 minutes away.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Excellent wines, views and regular events. The oversized pavilion can cater to large groups on rainy days.”
  • 34 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“We recently went here for dinner for our anniversary and were so impressed. This little cottage is a hidden gem. You can grab wines, cheeses, and other necessities during the day for your hikes but the restaurant is to die for at night. Make reservations. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Incredible variety of cocktails formed with locally made spirits. Regular events. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Winery
“We are members here because we love all their wines and they are reasonably priced.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Winery
“Farther afield but worth a drive for the scenic winery and award winning wines.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Within walking distance, this bar/restaurant is a fun place to hang out at night and listen to live music. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Building
“For groceries before you reach the top. Pick up last minute items, and groceries for you trip before you head to the top of the mountain. This store is located across the street from your key pick up location.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“Humpback Rocks is a steep, but popular trail in the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway with amazing views. 2 miles round trip from the parking lot. You can also hike directly from the Yurt, takes about 6-7 hours round trip. Detailed maps at the Yurt. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Winery
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“DElightfull Winery and view. Stop on the bridge and view the river, take a selfie. Mainly desert wines. Nice small vinyard view. Great wines, nice people. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Devil's Backbone is a great place to grab breakfast, dinner and of course a cold beer. It has a huge camp fire and chairs to hang out in. Lots of room for kids to run and play too!”
  • 91 locals recommend
Brewery
“Large food and beverage selection, excellent valley views, large pet friendly outdoor seating area ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Brewery
“A smaller brewery, you’ll love their burgers and beers. One of our favorites is Area 151 Blackberry. Great for lunch or dinner. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“We recently went here for dinner for our anniversary and were so impressed. This little cottage is a hidden gem. You can grab wines, cheeses, and other necessities during the day for your hikes but the restaurant is to die for at night. Make reservations. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Within walking distance, this bar/restaurant is a fun place to hang out at night and listen to live music. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Really enjoyable breakfast and great bistro menu selections throughout the remainder of the day. Causal. Great views and fireplace. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best places to eat BBQ in Virginia. It is rustic and has no frills, which allows one to focus on the undeniably great food. The pulled pork or smoked turkey are amazing and paired with the homemade potato salad and a lime-aid, it is heaven.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great margaritas and salsa in the Valley! Not far from the top of the mountain. Great for families. They have live music sometimes!”
  • 10 locals recommend

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