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 things to do, including first-rate museums, galleries, wineries, shops, restaurants, and numerous outdoor recreation options dispersed throughout the area. Travelers can also explore the dynamic and unique Black travel experiences in Charlottesville through the newly launched Black Cville—a true celebration of Black Culture, Black Stories and Black Joy.

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 paddling, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and tubing. The many beautiful natural spaces offer wonderful settings for sports, picnics, relaxation, and adventure.

Visitors will also find charming boutiques, antique shops, antiquarian bookstores, distinguished local wineries, including 40 wineries located along the Monticello Wine Trail, and small towns nearby filled with pleasant surprises.

Many historic attractions bring visitors to the city, such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the Grounds of the University of Virginia, James Monroe's 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 visitors can get a complete story of the area’s past.

From bed and breakfasts to luxury resorts and hotels, Charlottesville/Albemarle County provides visitors with comfortable accommodations to suit every need.

Charlottesville Experiences

Area Highlights

Monticello - Home of Thomas Jefferson

  • 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway

No other home in the United States more accurately reflects the personality of its owner than Monticello. Monticello is the…

UVA Rotunda and Central Grounds

  • University of Virginia

The original Grounds of the University, including the Rotunda and the Lawn, were designed by Jefferson to be what he called an…

Carter Mountain Orchard

  • 1435 Carter Mountain Trail

Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location…

James Monroe's Highland

  • 2050 James Monroe Parkway

In 1799, James Monroe and his family moved to Highland, their home in Albemarle County, neighboring Thomas Jefferson's Monticello…


Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 178
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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 (434) 293-6789