October 14-17, 2001
Charlottesville, Virginia, http://www.cs.virginia.edu/ccw01/
Sightseeing and Local Attractions
Mid-October is peak tourist seasons because of the fall colors in the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park.
Old Rag Mountain is approx. 45 min Northwest of Charlottesville and provides one of the best hikes on the East Coast of the US. This is a serious hike which will take about 5-7 hours. Get there very early to avoid the crowds.
Crabtree Falls: An uphill hike next to a cascading waterfall. It will be crowded, but it is worth it.
Canoe, Kayak & Rafting
Jefferson Country Balloon Rides. Starts in Charlottesville.
This is a small collection of restaurants on the Downtown Mall. There are many more.
Bizou bistro style, outdoor dining, $$$ on the Mall between 2nd NW and 1st NW (977-1043) C&O Restaurant French bistro, $$$ 515 E. Water St., (977-1043) Chaps Ice Cream best ice cream in town ! on the Mall, 223 E Main Escafe Restaurant Italian, asian, outdoor dining, $$ on the Mall, right across from the Omni (977-1043) Hamiltons Gourmet American, outdoor dining, $$$ First and Main Restaurant (977-1043) L'Avventura Italian, $$ 220 Market Street W (977-1043) Metropolitain Modern French and Asian! Inspired cooking. $$$$ 214 W. Water St.(977-1043) Miller's American, outdoor seating, $ on the Mall, 109 W. Main St. (971-8511) Mono Loco Southwestern, $$ 200 W. Water St.
OXO Classical French, excellent, $$$$ 215 W. Water Street ( 977-8111) South Street Brewery Brew Pub, American, Excellent Beer $$ 106 South Street, 293-6550
For fine dining, there are several restaurants in the area. For example:
Clifton - The Country Inn, 296 Clifton Drive, Phone: (804) 971-1800, Famous Inn, 5-course dinner, $$$$$.
The Ivy Inn, 244 Old Ivy Road, Phone: (804) 977-1222, Inn dining in tow $$$$$.
Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards, 18 miles North of Charlottesville, Phone: 540-832-7848. Restaurant is in the vineyard $$$$.
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