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

With a convenient location just off US routes 29 and 250, the Country Inn & Suites, Charlottesville-UVA, VA offers easy access to the University of Virginia’s campus and stadiums as well as a variety of attractions. Experience the area’s natural beauty by cruising 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? Enjoy an afternoon of shopping with the family in Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall or The Shops at Stonefield, both located within three miles.

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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 US president James Madison. Tour the mansion, garden, historic buildings, and archaeological sites.

Scott Stadium

2.2 mi / 3.55 km from the hotel
Located on the University of Virginia campus, this massive stadium is home to the Cavaliers football team. You can also attend events other than football games, such as concerts featuring top performers like 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 play while you rest your feet.

The Shops at Stonefield

0.48 mi / 0.77 km from the hotel
You can do more than shop at this retail destination. The complex is home to the Regal Stonefield ScreenX & IMAX multiplex and popular restaurants like Burtons Grill & Bar. During warmer months, you can also enjoy live music in one of the courtyards.

University of Virginia

1.81 mi / 2.91 km from the hotel
Sporting events are a big draw at this university, but UVA also offers a vibrant fine arts program. The Virginia Film Festival welcomes internationally known artists, and The Fralin Museum of Art provides opportunities to admire rotating exhibitions.

Virginia Discovery Museum

2.15 mi / 3.47 km from the hotel
This hands-on children’s museum offers plenty of educational fun. Kids can build towers in the Construction Zone, make artistic masterpieces in the Creation Station, and learn about working at businesses like a farm and a café in Little C’ville.