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CharlottesvilleUnited States of America

Experience the Virginian wilderness surrounding this enchanting university town. Join a walking tour to see historic colonial architecture.

The charming university town of Charlottesville is steeped in history, culture and prestige. It is surrounded by vineyards and fertile horse country and was home to two U.S. presidents. Since 1819 the town has grown around the University of Virginia. Today Charlottesville has a population of 43,000 residents who are passionate about their local community.

Located in the heart of the Civil War battlefields, the town is home to many important sites from the war. Join a downtown walking tour to discover historic attractions. Walk past colonial-era homes and Jefferson-style architecture. Throughout the tour you’ll be shown key sites from the lives of two presidents who lived here: Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. See Jefferson's house and gardens at the Monticello estate. Monroe's home is at Ash Lawn-Highland.

After the tour, spend time in the pedestrianized Downtown Mall area to sample local cuisine from a range of restaurants, delis and cafés. Barbecue is incredibly popular in Virginia, particularly in the summer when the smell of grilling meat wafts through town. If you are looking for after-dinner entertainment, consider attending a show at the Paramount Theater.

Explore the University of Virginia campus by signing up for a guided tour. Thomas Jefferson founded the prestigious university; its alumni include the author Edgar Allan Poe and comedian Tina Fey. The university area is a lively entertainment precinct where students congregate after dark. Make new friends as you drink in a cozy bar.

Charlottesville is well connected by Amtrak trains and an airport is located just 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the town center. Renting a car is a good way to see farther afield but during your stay in the town you can walk or catch a bus to all the major attractions. Take a drive through the horse country that surrounds Charlottesville to discover wineries and independent farms. In fall the region is known for its spectacular palette of colors and excellent photo opportunities.

Where to stay in Charlottesville

Charlottesville featuring landscape views, tranquil scenes and farmland

North Downtown

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

While visiting North Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Downtown Mall and Paramount Theater.

North Downtown
Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Jefferson Park Avenue

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

While visiting Jefferson Park Avenue, you might make a stop by sights like Scott Stadium and Corner district.

Jefferson Park Avenue
Barracks Road, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Barracks Road

When in Barracks Road, you can plan a visit to John Paul Jones Arena and Downtown Mall, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Barracks Road

Top hotels in Charlottesville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charlottesville-UVA, VA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charlottesville-UVA, VA
3 out of 5
1600 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA
The price is £94 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Klockner Stadium, University of Virginia and John Paul Jones Arena. Downtown Mall is 2.8 mi ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (1,368 reviews)

"I had a great stay last weekend at the Country Inn and Suites. The staff were friendly and helpful and my room was updated and very clean. I’m very picky when it comes to hotel rooms, but I had no complaints at all about this room. I will definitely stay here again the next time I’m in ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2020

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Charlottesville-UVA, VA
Hyatt Place Charlottesville
Hyatt Place Charlottesville
3 out of 5
2100 Bond Street, Charlottesville, VA
The price is £85 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Barracks Road Shopping Center, University of Virginia and John Paul Jones Arena. Fashion Square ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (966 reviews)
Great Stay

"Great Stay"…"

Reviewed on 2 Aug 2020

Hyatt Place Charlottesville
Boar's Head Resort
Boar's Head Resort
4 out of 5
200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA
The price is £147 per night

This family-friendly Charlottesville hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Birdwood Golf Course, University of Virginia and John Paul Jones ...

4.3/5Excellent! (577 reviews)

"Beautiful Venue Our Room Tablet was dysfunctional Couldn’t get front desk to return call on Saturday"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Boar's Head Resort

Popular places to visit in Charlottesville

University of Virginia
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University of Virginia

Walk around the campus of University of Virginia, a top university in Charlottesville. Experience the area's acclaimed theatre scene or attend a sporting event.

Monticello
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Monticello

4/5(2 reviews)

You may recognise this elegant plantation estate, the historic home of Thomas Jefferson, from its depiction on the back of some U.S. nickels.

Wintergreen Resort
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Wintergreen Resort

Hit the slopes at Wintergreen Resort, a top ski area in Nellysford. Discover the mountain views and top-notch restaurants in this vibrant area.

Downtown Mall
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Downtown Mall

5/5(3 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Downtown Mall, a popular shopping spot in Charlottesville. Wander around the area's the university campus or experience its acclaimed theatre scene.

Bold Rock Hard Cider Nellysford Cidery
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Bold Rock Hard Cider Nellysford Cidery

You can take time to visit Bold Rock Hard Cider Nellysford Cidery during your travels to Nellysford. Discover the mountain views in this family-friendly area.

Charlottesville Pavilion
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Charlottesville Pavilion

You can get tickets for a performance at Charlottesville Pavilion during your stay in Charlottesville. Discover the area's acclaimed theatre scene and shops.

Top things to do in Charlottesville

"The British Are Coming" Escape Room
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"The British Are Coming" Escape Room

£20
Per adult
Private Civil War History Tour
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Private Civil War History Tour

£90
Per adult
Charlottesville Scavenger Hunt: Cheers, Charlottesville
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Charlottesville Scavenger Hunt: Cheers, Charlottesville

£16
Per adult
Charlottesville Scavenger Hunt: University of Virginia
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Charlottesville Scavenger Hunt: University of Virginia

£16
Per adult
Charlottesville Scavenger Hunt: Centuries of Charlottesville
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Charlottesville Scavenger Hunt: Centuries of Charlottesville

£16
Per adult
Weekday Virginia Private Custom Wine Tour from Charlottesville
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Weekday Virginia Private Custom Wine Tour from Charlottesville

£145
Per adult

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