Charlottesville and Richmond, Va.

Web: <a href="http://www.visitrichmondva.com">visitrichmondva.com</a> and <a href="http://visitcharlottesville.org">visitcharlottesville.org</a><br> The lowdown: These two up-and-coming cities are filled with history and culture.<br> See: Charlottesville's Downtown Mall is an open-air bazaar of food, shopping and entertainment.<br>  Do: Stroll through different neighborhoods as you sample the city's cuisine on The Real Richmond Food Tours.<br> Eat: Grab a panini or salad for lunch at Feast, an artisanal cheese shop in Charlottesville, or taste the South at the historic Hanover Tavern in Hanover, near Richmond.<br>  Drink: Pick from dozen of beers, cocktails and wines at Miller's Downtown in Charlottesville. All beer is half-price during "Halffy Hour," 8-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.<br>  Cheap: The free "Fridays after Five" concert series features regional acts at Charlottesville's NTelos Pavilion, the same venue where acts such as Wiz Khalifa and Drive-by Truckers play.

( Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau / June 17, 2011 )

Web: visitrichmondva.com and visitcharlottesville.org
The lowdown: These two up-and-coming cities are filled with history and culture.
See: Charlottesville's Downtown Mall is an open-air bazaar of food, shopping and entertainment.
Do: Stroll through different neighborhoods as you sample the city's cuisine on The Real Richmond Food Tours.
Eat: Grab a panini or salad for lunch at Feast, an artisanal cheese shop in Charlottesville, or taste the South at the historic Hanover Tavern in Hanover, near Richmond.
Drink: Pick from dozen of beers, cocktails and wines at Miller's Downtown in Charlottesville. All beer is half-price during "Halffy Hour," 8-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Cheap: The free "Fridays after Five" concert series features regional acts at Charlottesville's NTelos Pavilion, the same venue where acts such as Wiz Khalifa and Drive-by Truckers play.

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