With a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture, Southern hospitality and small city sophistication, the Charlottesville area attracts millions of visitors each year. This is a very special place, home to Thomas Jefferson and his legacies--a great university and his home, Monticello. Both are architectural treasures included on the World Heritage List with the Great Pyramids and Taj Mahal. You will also find the homes of James Monroe, our fifth president, who held more public offices than any other President, and James Madison, fourth president and author of the Constitution. The Convention & Visitors Bureau sells the President's Pass, a combination discounted ticket for touring Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland, and Michie Tavern, ca. 1784 Museum.
Charlottesville has a diverse collection of quality lodging options from Bed & Breakfasts to 4-diamond hotels. Dining out in Charlottesville is an experience you won’t want to miss. You’ll find everything from your taste buds desire. The Downtown district alone has more than 50 locally owned restaurants.
Nestled in the foothills of the legendary Blue Ridge Mountains, the area is also known for year 'round natural beauty and a variety of accommodations, attractions, events, and activities that make it an ideal destination for visitors of all ages. The area is also quickly becoming a choice shopping and entertainment destination with the restored Paramount Theater, the newly built Charlottesville Amphitheater and The John Paul Jones arena, and festivals that attract visitors from around the world.
Charlottesville/Albemarle Visitors Center
University of Virginia
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