11 Non Drinking Activities To Enjoy In Charlottesville


1. Go For A Hike At Walnut Creek Park

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North Garden, Virginia
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Walnut Creek Park not only has some great trails, but is also a fun place to go for swimming, canoeing, fishing and biking. Walnut Creek Park is probably my favorite park in the Charlottesville area. It’s one of my happy places.

2. Putt-Putt Golf On Rio Road

1515 Putt Putt Pl, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Putt Putt Golf on Rio Road is a fantastic non-drinking activity to enjoy in Charlottesville. Be sure to check their hours because the business is having some staffing issues right, but if they are open, Putt-Putt Golf on Rio Road is an A+ non-drinking activity in Charlottesville!

3. Try Bowling At AMF Kegler’s Lanes Off Route 29

335 Rivanna Plaza Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Kegler’s is a large bowling alley with an arcade, pool tables, a restaurant and, of course, bowling. During the week, you can find cheaper prices than the weekend at Kegler’s. We love the disco bowling night. Bowling is certainly a fun non-drinking activity in Charlottesville.

4. Lazy Daisy Ceramics Inc

1709 Monticello Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Try a clay class at Lazy Daisy Ceramics. This is a fantastic class where adults and children will learn the basics of clay molding while making fun pieces to take home.

5. Culinary Concepts AB

2041 Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Culinary Concepts AB is revolutionizing how people and businesses connect through food. Whether it’s their award-winning cooking experiences, team-building workshops, or signature life-skill-based training programs, each of their sessions is designed to help you on your culinary journey. Visit their website to learn more!

6. Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

400 Worrell Drive, Peter Jefferson Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911
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The only museum in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal Art. Our mission is to advance knowledge and understanding of Australia’s Indigenous people and their art and culture worldwide. Working with living artists, international scholars and arts professionals, we provide a wide range of learning experiences to the University community and the public through exhibition, research and educational programs.

The Kluge-Ruhe Collection came into being in 1997 through a gift by American businessman, John W. Kluge (1914-2010). Influenced by the Dreamings exhibition in New York, Mr. Kluge began collecting Aboriginal art in 1988. Over the next decade he compiled one of the finest private collections of Australian Aboriginal art in the world.
Saturday Art Storage Tour with Collections Manager Nicole Wade
• Saturday April 1 – 10:30 AM
Register for April 4 Tots and Dots
• Tuesday April 4 – 10:00 AM

7. Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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For almost 90 years, Monticello has been maintained and kept open to the public by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which owns over 2,500 acres of Jefferson’s 5,000-acre plantation. As a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation, the Foundation receives no ongoing federal, state, or local funding in support of its dual mission of preservation and education.

8. See a show or event at the Paramount Theater

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The Paramount Theater is a member of the League of Historic American Theaters, and is a significant part of our area’s history. Now a vibrant and versatile venue for performing arts and community events, The Paramount is a vital contributor to Central Virginia’s present and future quality of life as well as an economic driver for the region. As a nonprofit theater with a commitment to accessibility and excellence, The Paramount must rely on the support of donors, foundations and corporations to further its mission and bring the highest quality arts and educational programs to our citizens, while maintaining reasonable ticket prices and keeping rental rates affordable for our community’s many nonprofit arts organizations.

The Paramount averages close to 100,000 visitors annually for our regular performance season and approximately 15,000 students for the Arts Education Program.

9. Meadowcreek Golf Course

1400 Pen Park Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Located in the heart of the City of Charlottesville and the shadows of the Southwest Mountains, bold innovation and unmatched tradition walk hand-in-hand alongside an abundance of natural beauty. Capture the views on the greens of Meadowcreek Golf Course. This 155 acre Charlottesville golf course will challenge your game while stimulating your senses with panoramic views, large, stately oak trees and flowering dogwood and cherry trees along the course.

10. See A Movie At Violet Crown Charlottesville

200 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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11. Charlottesville City Market

200 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
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The CVille City market re-opens to the public next sat April 1st

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