I’ve only been to Cville once, so I probably wont be too helpful here. I’m also intrigued to hear other peoples tips though. The little downtown main street area is very cute. Lots of good restaurants and little stores to walk to.
The Omni is too expensive for us too. There is a Marriott that is slightly less expensive about a mile away and if you want to go even cheaper there is an Econolodge about a mile and a half away. I didn’t look into it much further than that because we wanted to keep walking home from the shows as an option.
Does anyone know how readily available taxi’s will be around the area on NYE? I’m from Boston, so they’re everywhere, but I don’t recall seeing very many last time I was in VA (can’t say I was really looking for them though).
I chose the VIP option because… well it’s New Years Eve and I’m already driving 600+ miles, so I might as well splurge for the champagne toast and whatnot. Most bars around me charge $50 cover without a band on NYE… it’s ridiculous! So it was an easy choice for us.
I’m so excited for this one. Not only do I get to go see the Stringduster’s two more times before the year is over, It also gives me an excuse to go visit my best friend (or seeing my best friend gives me an excuse to see the Dusters… either way you look at it, I win! ).