Nightlife in Charlottesville

Half Off Vineyard Picnic at Narmada Winery

Amissville

$150 $75

Guests bring their own picnic lunches to the vineyard gazebo, where they are treated to a wine tasting and education course

Up to 55% Off Winery Tour at Molon Lave Vineyards 

Warrenton

$56 $28

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Tour of 50-acre vineyard grounds and winery cellars with olive-oil tasting, cheese and cracker basket, and souvenir glassware

Up to 53% Off American Food at Midlo's Bite

Midlothian

$16 $8

Pulled pork sandwiches, burgers stacked with classic pizza toppings, and rich desserts

Up to 62% Off Vineyard-Tour Packages

Hume

$170 $65

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Tour a winery and vineyard helmed by a 12th-generation Virginian, learn about wines, and sit down to a private picnic of charcuterie

Up to 57% Off Wine Tour or Seminar

Delaplane

$28 $14

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Weekly seminars teach you to pair foods and wines, and tours explore historic winery buildings

51% Off Winery Tour at Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Marshall

$51 $25

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Married winemakers welcome visitors to their rustic vineyard and tasting room with cheese pairings

"Arabian Nights" – Up to 50% Off Play

Raymond Hodges Theatre

$50 $25

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Classic tale weaves stories such as "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" with life-sized puppets, elaborate costumes, and live original music

Richmond Funny Bone – Up to 81% Off Standup

Short Pump

$40 $15

Headlining comics seen on Comedy Central and Chelsea Lately Include Roy Wood Jr. and Greg Morton

Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd – Up to 42% Off

Jiffy Lube Live

$33 $19

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” join British ’70s giants of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” fame for evening of classic-rock hits

50% Off at The Winery at Bull Run

Sully

$44 $22

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Winery visit near historic Bull Run includes souvenir glasses, snacks, and $12 in credit at the gift shop for each customer

Select Local Merchants

Siips—a cozy, wood-finished bistro—boasts a comprehensive selection of more than 75 wines and champagnes, most of which are available by the glass nightly. These bubbly and waft-worthy beverages accompany lunch and dinner menus brimming with fresh Mediterranean fare. Sidle up to the granite-topped bar with a silky smooth Bonny Doon syrah (3 oz. for $7; 6 oz. for $13), and soak up the creamy tannins with savory morsels of antipasto piled high with cured meats, cheeses, and olives ($16.95). Celebrate a special occasion with a crisp glass of Gloria Ferrer bubbly (3 oz. for $7; 6 oz. for $12) that soothes and smoothes the palate just in time for an artfully arranged plate of wine-sautéed escargot ($9.95).

212 E Main St
Charlottesville,
VA
US

When they craft their seasonal menu, the cooks at AVA Restaurant and Wine Bar aren't looking to impress diners with unfamiliar dishes. Instead, they wow taste buds with rich, robust flavors, roasted duck breast to meatloaf kicked up a notch by chipotle cream sauce. For vegan and vegetarian visitors, AVA's culinary team draws on organic and local fruits, veggies, and grains to create meals such as vegan chicken and waffles. Meatless or not, each feast can be accompanied by pours from an award-winning wine list curated by the eatery's onsite sommelier. Bartenders also serve plenty of beer, as well as custom, exotic tea blends.

103 W Beverley St
Staunton,
VA
US

The chefs at Bull Branch marry local and international ingredients in a menu of salads, shareable tapas, and entrees that strikes a balance between succinct and eclectic. Served in a intimately lit Bohemian setting that The Washington Post describes as "that perfect blend of casual and sophisticated, elegant and honky-tonk," dishes such as hummus, curries, and pulled pork harness the flavors of the Mediterranean and Middle East, Southeast Asia, and down-home America. Occasional live music in the evenings complements the pan-continental cuisine, as does a serving staff of UN delegates who, upon request, sprinkle borders of salt and pepper to delineate your entree and sides.

109 11th St
Lynchburg,
VA
US

For almost three decades, the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra has harnessed the melodious power of strings, horns, woodwinds, and percussion to re-create classical pieces and vivify modern works. Shows speckle the schedule throughout the year, welcoming duos for “Date Night!” performances, delighting the senses with songs by local choirs, and celebrating snowmen’s birthdays with classic holiday tunes.

621 Court St
Lynchburg,
VA
US

Notable comedians elicit laughs from audiences during standup-comedy nights at Visulite Cinemas. Known for his unique brand of comedy and laughter-based ab workouts, Florida-based funnyman Ron Feingold combines a cappella vocals with a rib-tickling standup routine. Comic Spanky Brown worked as a car salesman, radio personality, and tooth fairy before emerging on the comedy scene with truthful tales of his childhood. A movie theater by day and night and a comedy club by selected other nights, Visulite Cinemas' relaxed, cushy environs cosset audiences while a top-notch sound system broadcasts every quip with perfect clarity.

901 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg,
VA
US

Originally built in the 1760s, the 645-acre Belvedere Plantation hosts the yearly Harvest Festival each October, filling weekends with family-fun attractions ranging from pumpkin patches to hayrides. Eight acres of cornfield are sculpted into a NASA-themed maze, inspiring brave farmstronauts to venture into uncharted territory. Adrenaline pumps through the veins of onlookers observing pig races, while turbo-charged pedal tractors thrill speed seekers. A double slide stretches out to 100 feet, whisking human missiles through space and time, as amiable goats, chickens, pigs, and turkeys look on with a been-there, done-that nonchalance.

1410 Belvedere Dr
Fredericksburg,
VA
US