15 Top Hikes Near Charlottesville, Virginia

Hiking Trail

Charlottesville, Virginia is located in Albemarle County in Central Virginia, about 71 miles from Richmond, and 100 miles from Northern Virginia. The city is famously home to Monticello and the University of Virginia. Charlottesville is also close to Washington Jefferson National Forest, Shenandoah National Park, and the Appalachian Trail, which makes it a great location … Read more

Things To Do in Charlottesville VA

The most famous attraction in Charlottesville, VA is Monticello, the home of founding father Thomas Jefferson, however there are many things to do in Charlottesville, VA that go beyond this historic site, including museums, shopping, wineries, and outdoor activities. Below is a list of some of the top sites in Charlottesville. Many of these recommendations … Read more

Charlottesville Restaurants

Charlottesville restaurants feature a wide assortment of excellent and diverse specialties that include sushi, French, American, tapas, farm-to-table and many more. Many of the below recommendations are restaurants that either I have tried myself, or they are recommendations from a good friend of mine who is a University of Virginia alumni. Please note: the menu … Read more

7 Top Hotels in Charlottesville VA

The Farmhouse at Veritas

When visiting Charlottesville, VA, there are a number of great hotel options to choose from. Below are some of my top recommendations for hotels in Charlottesville, VA, broken down by location: near Downtown Charlottesville and Outside Charlottesville. Many of the recommendations come from a friend who was a University of Virginia alumni, and who is very … Read more

8 Best Charlottesville Wineries

Jefferson Vineyard

The Charlottesville area in central Virginia has a large number of excellent wineries that offer fabulous wines and lovely scenery amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding hills and streams. I took a Labor Day Weekend trip exploring the area recently, and I want to share just some of my favorite Charlottesville wineries that I … Read more