Dr. Garnecki recommends:
PLACES TO STAY:
English Inn was recently remodeled, and guests can enjoy a variety of amenities including a complimentary hot breakfast, high tea, in room wireless internet, an indoor pool, and access to Gold’s Gym. There’s a complimentary shuttle to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. Located at 2000 Morton Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, Telephone: (434) 971-9900. Our patients get 25% off the rack rate.
Hampton Inn on India Road includes complimentary beverages and breakfast and an outdoor pool. There’s a complimentary shuttle to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. It’s located at 2035 India Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22901. Tel: (434) 978-7888. Our patients get 10% off the rack rate.
PLACES TO EAT:
Milan is the best buffet secret in town (and Dr. Dolly’s favorite lunch spot). Opulent decor with white table cloths and attentive servers who adore small children, this hot buffet is a great price for anti-oxidant dense, flavorful, and spicy Indian foods. Vegetarians can have their fill as well as chicken lovers. Children are either free or priced according to their age. Only 5 minutes from Spinal Health & Wellness; located at 1817 Emmett St., Charlottesville, VA 22901. Tel: (434) 984-2828.
Revolutionary Soup has delicious soups as well as sandwiches and salads. Everything is freshly crafted with local ingredients. You’ll experience so many levels of flavor notes and taste explosions–a must try! Dr. Garnecki’s favorites are the local butternut squash bisque, lamb curry, and spicy senegalese tofu. There are 2 locations: the downtown mall and UVA Corner. Located 15 minutes from Spinal Health & Wellness: 108 2nd Street Southwest, Charlottesville, VA 22902. Tel: (434) 296-7687.
Feast! features local and European imported cheeses, vinegars, and so much more. Try the turkey brie & cranberry panini for “Thanksgiving awesomeness in a sandwich”. There are always delicious samples available at this local gem. Bring home a souvenir of the Oakencroft vineyard gourmet apple juices or Virginia peanuts. About 15 minutes from Spinal Health & Wellness; located at 416 West Main Street in Market Street Market, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Tel: (434) 244-7800
Gearhardt’s Chocolates is also located in Market Street Market. This is central Virginia’s famous veteran-owned chocolatier. So worth it to try a divine chocolate truffle. Dr. Garnecki recommends the raspberry zin, the maya truffle, or the drinking chocolate. About 15 minutes from Spinal Health & Wellness; located at 416 West Main Street in Market Street Market, Charlottesville, VA 22903. Tel: 434-972-9100.
Whole Foods Charlottesville is less than 5 miles from Spinal Health & Wellness. The enormous soup and hot and cold salad bar has numerous delicious options for every palate and diet restriction. It’s located at 1797 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA. Tel: 434-973-4900.
PLACES TO VISIT:
The historic Downtown Mall lies in the heart of Downtown Charlottesville. Limited street parking is available, but two parking garages (Water Street and Market Street) are available for this pedestrian-only brick-lined mall full of boutiques, eateries, live music, street entertainers, an ice rink, and a couple of movie theaters. Home to numerous festivals and concert venues, it’s pulsing with entertainment and local culture.
Thomas Jefferson’s historic Monticello house is seated on a 5,000 acre plantation in Charlottesville. Daily tours and free interactive exhibits in the Visitor’s center amount to 90 minutes to a half-day worth of tours. Don’t miss this must-see historic location!
UVA Rotunda offers historical tours of Thomas Jefferson’s University of Virginia–the Rotunda modeled after his beloved Monticello home. Call 434-924-7969 to coordinate a free guided historical tour, and walk the university grounds at your leisure.
Bar G Fitness – Drew Barga is a personal trainer who helps clients with spinal or extremity injuries attain their strength and fitness goals without sacrificing safety or compromising old injuries. By incorporating neuromuscular re-education and balance training, Drew is helping Dr. Garnecki and many patients from Spinal Health & Wellness achieve optimal fitness and well-being.
Bend Yoga is for pregnant mothers, and mothers with young children who desire to incorporate gently, healthy, and playful yoga into their lives. Bend is located on the historic Downtown Mall.
Phoenix Dance Studio has programs for teens, couples, and fitness fun for ladies with silks, aerial hoops, pole fitness, and more. In a supportive teaching and learning environment, students gain confidence, strength, and finesse. Owner Erica Rosene is an amazing dance instructor who has helped many people with the therapeutic aspects of dance.
Solidarity Crossfit is one of a few local crossfit boxes in the area. Owners Michael Towne (USMC veteran) and his wife Becky Tippett have numerous Crossfit certifications, and they have a passion for safely introducing functional fitness and encouraging people of all abilities to reach their personal fitness and nutrition goals.
Traveling with Baby is Dr. Garnecki’s personal blog on healthy and intentional parenting for mod moms on the move!
Holistic Kid – Real food recipes and holistic health for kids of all ages.
Cheeseslave - Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet information for people with gluten intolerance. Real food recipes and nourshing tips for the whole family.
The Diner of Cville – a local foodie’s (Jenée Libby) blog & food reviews in the Cville area.
Mas to Millers – Cville foodie couple reviews local restaurants and everything yum in Cville.