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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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Weekend Getaways Near Charlottesville

Although there’s certainly a lot to love about Charlottesville, it’s still fun to explore new places with a weekend getaway. The great thing about just going away for the weekend rather than an entire week is that if you work a typical Monday through Friday job, you won’t have to take any vacation days. You can head out after work …

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Uncommon Facts About Charlottesville

There’s a lot to love about Charlottesville like the small-town charm, the fantastic local restaurant scene, and the abundance of wineries. But there’s a lot more to the city than meets the eye. For instance, did you know comedian and actress Tina Fey was a graduate of the University of Virginia? Other notable grads include NFL player Chris Long, television …

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Shop Smart: Affordable Home Decor in Charlottesville

If you’ve just moved into your new apartment at Beacon on 5th, then congratulations! You’ve just moved into one of the best apartment complexes in Charlottesville. Now all you need is some home decor! Whether you just moved in or have been settled into your home for a while, there are tons of places to find affordable home decor in …

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‘Tis the Season for Holiday Fun in Charlottesville

Even if you typically like to stay in during the holiday season, why not try something new this year? Keeping warm by the fire may be nice, but there are so many fun holiday events taking place that you don’t want to miss! From a night out at the theater to a quick trip to the city market, there are …

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Art Galleries in Charlottesville

As you drive around Charlottesville, you may have seen the playful statues randomly placed within medians and on street corners. If you haven’t noticed them, be sure to pay attention the next time you drive around downtown. Along with the creative pieces scattered around the city, there are a number of art galleries in Charlottesville. Whether you’re looking for a …

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American History Around Charlottesville

Although Charlottesville may have that small-town feel, the city still holds an important place in our nation’s history. From Civil War battlefields to the homes of former U.S. presidents, history surrounds us. If you’re interested in American history, there are several places around Charlottesville you can visit! The Paramount Theater Instantly recognizable by the illuminated marquee, The Paramount Theater first opened …

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Hiking Trails Near Charlottesville

Even though the temperature continues to drop as we head into the winter months, we’ve still got plenty of hiking weather left! National Hiking Day is November 17, so grab your hiking boots, a water bottle, a warm jacket, and a buddy. It’s always safer to hike in groups. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, there is no shortage of …

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The Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Charlottesville

The Blue Ridge Mountains give Charlottesville a stunning blue backdrop most of the year. However, when autumn arrives the mountains change from a cool-toned blue to warm shades of red, orange and yellow. As the days grow shorter and there is less sunlight, leaves begin to stop producing chlorophyll. The green fades, the autumn colors begin to show, and eventually, …

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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 …