We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Historic Downtown Mall

Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
Review Highlights
Very nice day

We were looking for something to do on such a beautiful day so we drove early to the downtown mall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
Nice selection of shops

We visited after going to the City Market - nice stroll down Main Street. Pedestrian street with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, Michigan
Read all 286 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Charlottesville, VA 22902
+1 434-295-9073
Write a Review
Reviews (286)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were looking for something to do on such a beautiful day so we drove early to the downtown mall here. Parking was tough to find but after we found a pay lot and we're walking over to the market we seen there was a...More

Thank OwlwaysOnAnAdventure
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited after going to the City Market - nice stroll down Main Street. Pedestrian street with lots restaurants, shops. Nice buzz with everyone enjoying the day. We checked out the Visitor Center (public restrooms located here). Visito Center will validate parking ticket for two...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint little shopping area very welcoming. The pizza and ice cream was awesome. We went during down time but it was great (except for people walking their dogs- I'm scared of dogs).

Thank nikblaarr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time visiting the shops--especially anything to do with art---at this delightful pedestrian mall. There are a lot of food and drink choices and several of the food venues have tables situated under the big trees running down the middle of the...More

Thank MrMoose581
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville is a must. The shops are quaint. The food is amazing. And there is something for everyone.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your taste buds are in for a treat on the mall, or surrounding it and the shops have unique items, not typical mass produced items. The only issue is to be aware of your surroundings. Of late, I no longer feel safe on the mall....More

Thank Barb P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food with a fun vibe. Also we randomly stopped at Bliss Massage while walking by. Had an absolutely amazing foot reflexology massage. Stopped twice - first time on Saturday where we also walked to really good farmer's market type of set up.

Thank Annre2
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Small shops, theaters, and restaurants - pleasant walk on cobblestones. Late morning so not much happening. Saw a bicyclist getting a ticket, so perhaps no biking allowed there

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I now work walking distance from the mall which has given me a great opportunity to visit regularly. There are so many restaurants and shops to choose from, there is literally something for everyone. On a beautiful day there are many options for outside dining...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 9 May 2017

An enjoyable place. Vibrant with couples, families, etc., all enjoying the leisure dining, strolling of its atmosphere. Take time to merely take in the pleasantness.

Thank babyboomer66
Nearby Restaurants
Hamiltons' at First & Main
543 reviews
.09 km away
Downtown Grille
391 reviews
.02 km away
306 reviews
.03 km away
The Alley Light
132 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Paramount Theater
79 reviews
.21 km away
Jefferson Theater
59 reviews
.12 km away
McGuffey Art Center
33 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Pam C
Is there a pass available that gets you into several places in Charlottesville?
19 February 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Frank S | Reviewed this property |
There are passes for variety of attractions. Really depends where you want to go. I recommend you go to visitor center on downtown mall. They can give you a map of the area, variety of pamplets, and answer any questions you... More
Sherri A
Is the Amtrak station close to downtown mall?
9 September 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from thenorthwind | Reviewed this property |
Just a few blocks to the east. Take the stairway up to West Main St and walk east (turn right) to the Downtown Mall. To the west you are just a few blocks from UVA and the Corner. The walk to the Downtown Mall takes you past... More
Are the stores open on Sunday morning or at all on Sunday? What time do they close on Saturday?
6 July 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from thenorthwind | Reviewed this property |
Retail stores are all open until at least 6 on the week-end. Nearly all are also open on Sunday. Even the ABC store is now open on Sunday.