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Sip Cider with a View at Bold Rock

Wineries and breweries may be all the rage in the Charlottesville area, but did you know that there are also several cideries in Central Virginia? You may be used to seeing Bold Rock bottles in grocery stores or on tap at local bars, but Bold Rock actually has their headquarters in Nellysford, Virginia, just under an hour drive from Charlottesville. …

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Best Mexican Food in Charlottesville

Feeling down? There’s no better way to cheer up that tacos and margaritas! Mexican food is spicy and full of flavor, with every bite being a fiesta in your mouth. Although Virginia isn’t close to the border, Mexican restaurants are pretty commonplace. From Tex-Mex to authentic, traditional Mexican food, Charlottesville has a diverse range of culinary fields. So whether you’re …

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Sip Wine By the Mountains at Mount Ida Reserve

Spread across 5,000 beautiful acres, Mount Ida Reserve offers a great tasting menu with an even better view. As soon as you walk into the winery, a large window displays the nearly 180-degree mountain view found outside. The inside is just as notable, with high ceilings, wood accents, and a stone-covered bar. Drink by the Fire Sip wine on the …

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Best Fried Chicken in Charlottesville

Is there anything more Southern than some classic fried chicken, with all the fixings? I’m not talking about Colonel Sanders or Popeye’s, which may satisfy a craving in a pinch. We’re talking about fresh, juicy chicken that’s hand-breaded and fried to perfection. Once you ditch the KFC for these local favorites, you’ll never go back. But what’s fried chicken without …

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The Best Places to Pick Fruit Near Charlottesville

Why settle for ordinary, imported produce when you can purchase locally grown fruit? Charlottesville is surrounded by orchards and farms, with plenty of places to pick your own fruit. Whether you prefer apples, peaches, or berries, you have the opportunity to visit the farm and pick your own fruit. Not only is choosing locally sourced fruit far healthier than the …

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Bodo’s Bagels In Charlottesville

New York may be known for having some of the best bagels in the country. However, you don’t have to fly up north to taste some of the most genuine tasting NY bagels on the East Coast. Bodo’s Bagels, right here in Charlottesville, is a local legend known for serving up the best bagels in town. With three locations, Bodo’s …

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Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

For over 35 years, Claudius Crozet Park has been hosting the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival. The event happens twice a year in Crozet, just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. With stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenic location hosts vendors from all over the area. The biannual festival helps fund the upkeep and maintenance of the park. On …

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Benefits of Cooking At Your Apartment

Living in Beacon on 5th luxury apartments may be convenient to some of the best restaurants and local eateries in Charlottesville, but did you know cooking at your apartment can actually save you precious time and money? There are many reasons why you may want to opt for creating your own pizza from scratch instead of ordering Pizza Hut, or …

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First Colony Winery

Charlottesville is one of the top wine destinations on the East Coast. Whether you’re a local or planning a trip in the near future, be sure to add First Colony Winery to your list of vineyards to visit. First Colony is a quaint winery located 20-minutes from luxury apartment complex Beacon on 5th. Tastings at First Colony Winery The vineyard is …

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Celebrate International Beer Day with a Hop on Beer Tour

Is there any better way to celebrate International Beer Day than a hop on beer tour? Charlottesville’s own Hop On beer tour offers affordable tours of local breweries in Crozet, Afton, Route 151, and Barboursville. Even if you don’t like to indulge in a cold pint, they also travel to cideries, distilleries, and various vineyards in the area. Other hop …