So Very Virginia!
Charlottesville is centrally located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Central Virginia region. Charlottesville's rich cultural, natural, and artistic history is showcased in a selection of first-rate museums, galleries, wineries, shops, and parks dispersed throughout the area.
Spectacular scenery and championship courses designed by some of the industry's top architects create a winning combination for golfers. The many rivers and lakes provide the perfect setting for aquatic pursuits, such as sailing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and tubing. The many beautiful parks offer wonderful settings for sports, picnics, relaxation, and adventure.
Visitors will also find charming boutiques, antique shops, antiquarian bookstores, distinguished local wineries, and small towns nearby filled with pleasant surprises.
Many historic attractions bring visitors to the city, such as Monticello, the Grounds of the University of Virginia, Ash Lawn-Highland, Historic Court Square and Michie Tavern, ca. 1784. Each has played a unique role in the history of the nation, and their tours, special events, and educational programs ensure that the spirits of the past remains vibrant today.
From bed and breakfasts to luxury hotels, Charlottesville/Albemarle County provides visitors with comfortable accommodations to suit every need.