Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

At the University of Virginia, the arts are critical to daily life. UVA’s historic Old Cabell Hall, Culbreth Theatre, Fralin Museum of Art, and Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection are just a few things you can see and do at the University. In addition to the arts and distinctive events like the Virginia Film Festival, the Chamber Music Series, the Charlottesville Symphony concerts, the TechnoSonics Festival, and the Virginia Theatre Festival, UVA encourages artistic expression and unites students, artists, and performers from all over the Commonwealth, country, and world.
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805 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Locally owned restaurant serving Charlottesville since 1988. Full-service restaurants that offer casual family dining as well as a carryout service. Guadalajara’s menu features specialties, including hand-made tamales, enchiladas and tacos.
Cuisine: Traditional Tableservice
505 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
One of three locations this local New York-style bagel shop offers counter-service breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and freshly baked bagels. Established near the downtown mall, where parking can be challenging, this location has its own lot.
Cuisine: Bakery, Deli
1717 Allied Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Unlock an adventure with your friends and family in this thrill-seeking inactive game. To escape the room and win the game your group must work together to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, logic, and strategy.
5 Grand Cavern Rd, Grottoes, VA 24441
Are you a cavern enthusiast looking for an adventure? Check out Grand Caverns National Park in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This park is a fascinating destination that offers an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.
Tours: Reservations Required
561 Valley St, Scottsville, VA 24590
Discover this historic gem in downtown Scottsville where you can have a genuinely good time hanging out on the back patio and dancing the night away to the band of the week. Order your favorite Hefeweizen or hoppy IPA from the outdoor bar.
100 Brent Manor Ln, Faber, VA 22938
The Old World meets the new at this charming boutique-style winery. One of my favorites along the 29-south corridor. Built, designed, and operated by the winery's proprietors. Brent Manor is not to be missed.
Tastings $12
102 Martinsburg Ave, Gordonsville, VA 22942
Known throughout central Virginia, the BBQ Exchange has served as a stellar example of a great barbeque experience that is worth visiting. You can also enjoy this finger-lickin' BBQ at their other location, the Exchange Café at Montpelier.
Cuisine: Bar and Grill
2018 Holiday Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Aberdeen Barn, a staple in the community for the last 50 years, is known for having some of the best quality steaks in town. Steak lovers won’t want to miss this all-American upscale steakhouse known for its award-winning prime rib.
Cuisine: Fine Dining, Traditional Tableservice
4744 Sugar Hollow Rd, Crozet, VA 22932
This family-owned quaint little winery offers vineyard and mountain views, a picnic area, and live music throughout the summer.
Tastings $12
210 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Memorial Gymnasium at the University of Virginia, known as Mem Gym, is the base for the Cavaliers' wrestling and women's volleyball teams. Built-in 1924, it is the prime gym on the university's central Grounds.
117 11th St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
This garage provides the most convenient parking for appointments at the Jefferson Park Avenue Medical Office Building and the Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital.
104 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Conveniently located on "The Corner" with seven-foot clearance into the garage. Can be a tight fit for full-size vehicles. No free parking. Hourly rates apply. Privately owned and operated.
600 Concord Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903
This casual eats Barbeque spot does two things exceptionally well, unsurprisingly barbecue and biscuits. Here you can find great lunch and breakfast specials. Try the fan favorite, the Ol’ Dirty Biscuit and the Ace Dip.
Cuisine: Bar and Grill
524 Harris Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
This hotel is ideal for long term stays whether you are relocating, a traveling medical professional, or enrolled in an extended training course. The suites come with a kitchen, living room, separate bedroom, and an onsite laundry facility.
Afghan Kabob offers tasty and authentic Middle Easter fare served in generous portions with plenty of Vegetarian and Vegan options. One of the best advantages here is that you can bring wine to have with dinner and there is no corking fee.
Cuisine: Traditional Tableservice
234 Vineyard Ln, Afton, VA 22920
Discover Afton Mountain Vineyards, secreted away, just off route 151 up a winding road. Purchase your wine inside the cozy tasting room then head to the glass pavilion where you can revel in the 360° views from the comfort of your chair.
234 Vineyard Ln, Afton, VA 22920
Wake up to palatial mountain views overlooking Afton Vineyard in one of several cottages available on the property. These one-bedroom cottages are ideal for the perfect romantic escape. Also at hand is a two-bedroom guesthouse for rent.
Activities: At Winery
2545 Rural Ridge Ln, North Garden, VA 22959
For a unique experience come to this family operated cidery for a guided heirloom apple tasting. You will taste rare Heritage apples, enjoy a glass of cider with at least one of the varieties you tasted, and take home a ½ peck of apples.
160 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22904
Alderman Hall Library which has played a pivotal role in the academic life of students at the University since 1938, will re-open in late 2023 after undergoing restoration and expansion.
221 Emmet St S, Charlottesville, VA 22903
The beautiful and historic Alumni Hall is ideal for hosting an event whether it’s a wedding, dinner, or conference. The Hall resides on UVA grounds and is open to those associated with the University as well as the public.