Attractions and destinations near our hotel
When you stay at the Kimpton Forum Hotel, you’re close to the best of Charlottesville, with all its boutique shopping, gallery hopping, live music listening and alfresco dining. As home to one of the country’s longest pedestrian malls, downtown is an especially fun destination for an evening stroll. The Forum Hotel is also proud to be in harmony with the stunning surroundings, starting with our backyard, a sweeping arboretum with botanical gardens that extend to the 25-mile-long Rivanna Trail. And that’s just the beginning. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park are both nearby, offering unrivaled access to amazing hiking trails and jaw-dropping scenery.
But our location isn’t only about being fun and beautiful—we hit that triple threat with intelligence, too. Just a short stroll up the hill from the hotel, find the main buildings of UVA’s Darden School of Business. We’re also near UVA Law, sports complexes and UVA Health facilities, and as a bonus, university destinations are accessible via the free UVA Transit system. At The Forum Hotel, the charm of the environs is rivaled only by the convenient location.
University of Virginia Darden School of Business
Located on the North Grounds at the picturesque University of Virginia, the prestigious Darden School of Business welcomes top students, world-renowned faculty and business titans. It's also steps from The Forum Hotel.
UVA Central Grounds
A leisurely 1.5 mile walk from The Forum Hotel will take you to UVA's beautiful Central Grounds, designed by Thomas Jefferson himself, featuring historical buildings like the famed Rotunda, as well as gardens and The Lawn, a meticulously kept greenspace.
Several UVA Health facilities, including the flagship Hospital, are on the Grounds of the University of Virginia, just a short drive from The Forum Hotel.
John Paul Jones Arena
John Paul Jones Arena is home to the UVA men's and women's basketball teams and also hosts a variety of events such as concerts, circuses, monster truck shows and more. The arena is an approximately 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The home of UVA's football team, Scott Stadium accommodates more than 60,000 spectators and hosts not only football home games, but other sporting events, and large concerts by major acts.
A must-see for Charlottesville visitors, this tree-lined pedestrian promenade offers more than 150 restaurants, bars, shops, galleries and performance venues, all housed in historic buildings.