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