From wine and music to history, arts and culture, the city of Charlottesville is ranked one of the up and coming destinations for travel. A relatively small city with all the conveniences of a big city, Charlottesville is home to less the 45,000 residents. Once home to two American presidents, it is known for its historic tourism but is also more recently recognized for its growing wine tourism as well.
From Monticello to Azalea Park take a look at some of the most popular must see destinations in Charlottesville with us.
Monticello – The most well known attraction in the city, Monticello was once home to President Thomas Jefferson. An architectural masterpiece, it is easy to see what makes this a must see attraction for any traveler. History, beauty and culture abound in Monticello, a top destination for travel.
Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive – Located not far from Charlottesville, this national park is a must see for any nature lover and history lover as well. Home to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah is known for its stunning views and is recognized as one of the most scenic areas in the country. Filled with historic sites in addition to the infamous Skyline Drive, spend a day or a weekend really exploring this amazing destination for travel.
Ash Lawn-Highland – Another historic must see, this destination was once the home of our fifth president James Monroe. Much less crowded than nearby Monticello, plan to visit both and avoid the crowds of Monticello.
Michie Tavern – For a drink and some history check out this destination. Dating back to the late 18th century the tavern remains to serve its visitors and residents a taste treat.
Vineyards – Over 20 vineyards are located in the region and are known to produce high quality wines and a great opportunity to explore the countryside. Offering a wide diversity of wines ranging from Biognier to Passito, the wineries of this area are part of the Monticello American Viticultural Area encompassing roughly 1200 square miles of amazing views and great experiences.
From shopping to dining, golf to gardens, this is just a taste of what this world class destination has to offer you.
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