Charlottesville Highlights

Charlottesville Highlights


Home To Nearly Something For Everyone! Charlottesville and Albemarle County

Charlottesville. We’re praised for our small town charm, noted for our quiet sophistication. But here’s our secret: we can hustle and bustle with the best of the big cities. In fact, you won’t ever run out of things to do . . . unless you want to!

And then there is the History……. Jefferson’s Monticello, Madison’s Montpelier, and Monroe’s Ashlawn Highland-that’s three of the nation’s first five presidents within a 30-mile radius. Enough said.

Just so we’re on the same page. John Grisham, Rita Mae Brown, and John Casey are just a few of our local authors. Charlottesville ranks third in the nation for per-capita book sales, and our love affair with the written word is never more evident than in early spring when we host The Virginia Festival of the Book. This entertaining, educational celebration is the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic.

May we offer this toast? Charlottesville wineries are earning increased attention on a national scale. Kluge Vineyards features daily tours and tastings and hosts numerous festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Their wines have been presented to foreign dignitaries and have graced the White House dining table.

Jefferson Vineyards offers outstanding mountain views along with nationally recognized wines from European varieties. You’re encouraged to pack a picnic lunch, enjoy a bottle of their best, and relax amidst the beauty of a Blue Ridge backdrop.
A little name-dropping couldn’t hurt.

Charlottesville is a diverse city with something for nearly everyone. Locals plan their calendars around various “hip” events including: Fridays After Five-a community musical favorite on the historic downtown mall; Foxfield Races-a steeplechase event with an elaborate “tailgating” venue; and the Dogwood Festival-fireworks, blues festivals, symphonies, parades, and celebrity visits-this annual favorite lasts more than a week.

Need a place to stay for the night . . . or all the years to come? Charlottesville is home to many acclaimed bed and breakfast inns-but with all that the area has to offer, you may just want to add house hunting to your list of activities.

For more information on the Charlottesville and Central Virginia region go to Great Local Links.