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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Brewery
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“That rare gem of a brewery that not only has great beer, but also AMAZING food & views! Very family friendly. A must see.”
  • 94 locals recommend
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Brewery
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“Amazing outdoor spaces year round. Love the many fire pits and newly renovated outdoor serving areas. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Vineyard
“In the summer they have Starry Nights events with a live band and you can bring a picnic!”
  • 64 locals recommend
Pub
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“The best cider & selzer hands down! People come from all around for the fabulous mountain/river views, friendly staff, beautiful tap room with floor to ceiling stone fire place. Lots of great events happening there. A must see while you're here! ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The best beer in the area. Quirky and dog and family friendly. The food is unexpectedly good (nice vegetarian options too)”
  • 43 locals recommend
National Park
“30 miles West of Charlottesville access the Blue Ridge Parkway for hiking or a scenic drive. Head South to the Parkway and North to the Skyline Drive. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Blue Ridge Farm is located on the backside of the most popular mountains in the area. That’s right!! That hump you see in those mountains in front of you is THE famous Humpback Rock!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Vineyard
“Napa Valley here in the heart of Virginia! We will take the fall foliage over NAPA any day! ”
  • 30 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Delicious sandwiches, salads, quiche and paté. Reservations are a must for dinner!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Grab a flight or do a tour. This place is the local spot for hard liquor enthusiasts. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Winery
“We are members here because we love all their wines and they are reasonably priced.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“Humpback Rocks is a steep, but popular trail in the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway with amazing views. 2 miles round trip from the parking lot. You can also hike directly from the Yurt, takes about 6-7 hours round trip. Detailed maps at the Yurt. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Winery
“Hours: Open: Daily 11 am – 5 pm Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Please call ahead to confirm. Tastings are $10 per person. Tasting fees for groups larger than 6 people are $14 per person and require a reservation. We cannot accommodate groups larger than 12. Groups with a reservation are welcome daily from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm. Please confirm reservations by phone. Policies: Dogs are welcome outside if they are on a leash. Outside alcohol is NOT permitted.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Nicer selection of food than The Edge. More for adults than families. A little pricey but you don't have to travel far for a good meal.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Winery
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“DElightfull Winery and view. Stop on the bridge and view the river, take a selfie. Mainly desert wines. Nice small vinyard view. Great wines, nice people. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best places to eat BBQ in Virginia. It is rustic and has no frills, which allows one to focus on the undeniably great food. The pulled pork or smoked turkey are amazing and paired with the homemade potato salad and a lime-aid, it is heaven.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“That rare gem of a brewery that not only has great beer, but also AMAZING food & views! Very family friendly. A must see.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Brewery
“Amazing outdoor spaces year round. Love the many fire pits and newly renovated outdoor serving areas. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Brewery
“The best beer in the area. Quirky and dog and family friendly. The food is unexpectedly good (nice vegetarian options too)”
  • 43 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Delicious sandwiches, salads, quiche and paté. Reservations are a must for dinner!”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Nicer selection of food than The Edge. More for adults than families. A little pricey but you don't have to travel far for a good meal.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the best places to eat BBQ in Virginia. It is rustic and has no frills, which allows one to focus on the undeniably great food. The pulled pork or smoked turkey are amazing and paired with the homemade potato salad and a lime-aid, it is heaven.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Within walking distance, this bar/restaurant is a fun place to hang out at night and listen to live music. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great margaritas and salsa in the Valley! Not far from the top of the mountain. Great for families. They have live music sometimes!”
  • 9 locals recommend

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