An Insider’s Guide to the Best of Charlottesville

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The Best of Charlottesville

An Insider’s Guide to enjoying Charlottesville’s outdoor lifestyle in good company.

South Street Brewery

South Street Brewery in Charlottesville is known for specialty beers like Anastasia's Chocolate Fantasy and 365 Shandy

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Fridays After Five

Charlottesville’s thriving music scene takes center stage every Friday from April-September in a free concert series that has become a huge part of the city’s culture. Fridays After Five has been running for 27 years, and the 2015 edition of the series kicks off April 17. It’s a free outdoor...

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Shenandoah National Park Trust

Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is a 200,000-acre swath of land whose closest point from Washington, D.C is about 75 miles. The park is home to tens of thousands of animals, from insects and birds to deer and even bears. All of the lands are protected in this diverse ecosystem. But...

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Riprap Trail

About an hour’s drive west of Charlottesville lies a challenging hiking loop with more than 2,000 feet of elevation gain. The 9.8-mile Riprap Trail is in the southern area of Shenandoah National Park, which has more than 300 square miles of land — including the picturesque Skyline Drive Scenic Highway....

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Three Notch’d Brewing Company

With more than 40 beers in its quiver, Three Notch’d Brewing Company is a must-visit for beer lovers traveling through Charlottesville, VA.

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Great Outdoor Provision Co. Charlottesville

In Charlottesville, Great Outdoor Provision Co. has the best product collections, apparel, and gear for all kinds of outdoor pursuits.

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Shenandoah Joe Coffee

With locations in Charlottesville and Harrisonburg, Va., Shenandoah Joe Coffee has expanded from a small roastery into a local favorite with a menu that boasts specialty espresso drinks and coffee.

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