8 Things To Do In Charlottesville Before New Years Eve
1. Pop A Bottle Of Vino At King Family Vineyards In Crozet!
King Family Vineyards is a family owned and operated business that produces award winning wines. They are open daily from 10am-5pm and the patio closes at 5:30pm. Tours are offered Saturday and Sunday at 12pm and 3pm!
2. Enjoy A Meal At The Virginian Restaurant, CVille’s Oldest Restaurant (Established 1923).
The Virginian Restaurant is lauded as “one of the South’s most famous eateries” in Coy Barefoot’s book, The Corner, a history of UVA’s commercial district. While they certainly agree, this Charlottesville landmark has been through a lot to get where it is today. From transforming into a soda fountain during Prohibition to temporarily “going under” during World War II, The Virginian has had quite an eventful legacy since its grand opening in 1923.
3. Hike Through Walnut Creek With Your Dog, Friends Or Family.
4250 Walnut Creek Park Road, North Garden, VA 22959
Just a 15 minute drive from Charlottesville, Walnut Creek is a popular mountain biking destination in central Virgina. The trail network is packed with technical challenges including rocks, roots and some long steep uphills.
4. Enjoy A Cupcake Or Two At Sweet Haus In Midtown.
A local sweets shop serving up edible joy to locals, students and tourists. All of their cupcakes and frostings are small-batch, homemade treats and they come in 2 sizes, mini and regular.
5. Devour Bacon-Wrapped Dates & A Pitcher Of Sangria At Mas Tapas In Belmont.
If you want to eat the best bacon wrapped dates of your life, then MAS is the place to be! Datil con tocino (fat, juicy, pitted Medjool dates roasted inside of applewood-smoked bacon).
6. Sip Cold Beers At Blue Mountain Brewery With Your Friends!
Blue Mountain Brewery has pioneered the rural destination brewpub in Virginia, and they strive to bring the best beer, most enjoyable atmosphere and great food to each of their visitors every day.
7. Play Chess Or Checkers At The Mudhouse On The Downtown Mall.
A coffeehouse in a beautiful old building is cool, but it is just an empty space. What makes Mudhouse Mudhouse is the crew, the people and the wild cards of the world. For a great spot to play a quiet game of chess or checkers, head to The Mudhouse.
8. Stroll by The Rotunda and down The Lawn with a loved one. Then, take a picture together!
The Rotunda is a building located on The Lawn in the original grounds of the University of Virginia. It was designed by Thomas Jefferson to represent the “authority of nature and power of reason” and was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome.
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