Explore Charlottesville Metro
In the Charlottesville Metro region there is something for everyone, from history buffs to foodies to outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you’re interested in exploring the city’s rich history and culture, sampling local cuisine and wine, or catching live music on the downtown Amphitheater.
While Charlottesville has plenty of popular tourist attractions, there are also several hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path attractions worth exploring as well.
So why not plan a visit to Charlottesville today and discover all that this beautiful city has to offer?
Downtown Charlottesville is a vibrant and lively area known for its boutique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. The Downtown Mall is a pedestrian-only brick street lined with historic buildings which house shops, cafes, and theaters. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll down the mall and browse the local shops and boutiques while delighting in the occasional street performer.
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AREA
The University of Virginia, founded by Jefferson in 1819, is a must-visit attraction in Charlottesville. The campus is known for its beautiful tree filled campus and stunning architecture, including the Rotunda, which is modeled after the Pantheon in Rome. Visitors can take a guided tour of the university and learn about its history, some of its famous residents, and academic programs.
US 29 NORTH - N. ALBERMARLE
Meander down 29 North, Charlottesville’s main thoroughfare, and discover a variety of shopping options, from local boutiques to national chain stores which include The Stonefield Shopping Center and Barracks Road. You will find some locally owned eateries as well as popular chain restaurants, and family entertainment such as bowling alley and a trampoline park down this corridor.
Check out Charlottesville and Albemarle County Visitors Center which host a variety of visitor-friendly events throughout the year. Their Visitor Centers are mobile and operate from March to mid December, Wednesday-Sunday at specific locations in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. For more information a selection of brochures can be found at the Albemarle County Office Building entrance located at (401 McIntire Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22902).