Enjoy shopping, UVA football, and other fun things to do in Charlottesville, VA

Experience the natural beauty surrounding the Country Inn & Suites, Charlottesville-UVA, VA by taking a scenic cruise on the Blue Ridge Parkway or heading north on Skyline Drive for breathtaking views of Shenandoah National Park. If you love craft beer, you can kick off a self-guided tour of the Brew Ridge Trail at Starr Hill Brewery, less than 20 minutes away. Looking for things to do a little closer to your hotel room? Go shopping with your family at Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall or The Shops at Stonefield, both located within three miles. Our guests also love to visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello or James Madison’s Montpelier and see UVA Cavaliers football games at Scott Stadium.

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Historic Downtown Mall

2.09 mi / 3.37 km from the hotel
Offering fun for all ages, this pedestrian mall has everything from casual eateries with burgers and fries to upscale restaurants where you can dress to the nines. Browse the various local shops, and then see a live theater show or movie.

John Paul Jones Arena

1.09 mi / 1.75 km from the hotel
Cheer on the UVA Cavaliers basketball team at John Paul Jones Arena. When the team is off the court, you can attend a family show or concert. Past performers have included stars like Carrie Underwood, J. Cole, and the Harlem Globetrotters.


4 mi / 6.44 km from the hotel
Take a self-guided or guided tour of the hilltop home of Thomas Jefferson, the third US President. You can see many of his personal belongings in the furnished rooms, explore the gardens, and learn how enslaved people lived on the plantation.


20.89 mi / 33.62 km from the hotel
A National Trust Historic Site, this attraction spans 2,650 acres and was once the lifelong home of U.S. President James Madison. Tour the mansion, garden, historic buildings, and archaeological sites.

Scott Stadium

2.2 mi / 3.55 km from the hotel
Take your place in the stands of this massive stadium for a Cavaliers football game. Located on the University of Virginia campus, the stadium also hosts other events, such as concerts for top performers like the Dave Matthews Band and U2.

Seminole Square Shopping Center

0.5 mi / 0.8 km from the hotel
More than 40 stores and restaurants make up the Seminole Square Shopping Center. When you need a break from bargain hunting, take the kids to Bounce Play-n-Create, where they can slip, slide, and bounce while you rest your feet.