Charlottesville Holidays

Charlottesville is an independent city located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains adjacent to Albemarle County in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The city is named after Princess Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, the wife of King George III of England. The area has an incredibly rich history that draws millions of visitors every ... Read more
year to Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Ashlawn-Highlands, home of James Monroe, and Montpelier, home of James Madison as well as the renowned University of Virginia.

Charlottesville Hotels

Things to see and do in Charlottesville

  • Monticello
    9.667 reviews
    Sights and Museums, History Museum, Historic Site, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryFamilies
  • Carter Mountain Orchard
    9.714 reviews
    Outdoors, Farm
    Popular withOutdoorsyFamilies
  • Downtown Mall
    9.614 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Shopping
    Popular withHipstersNightlife
  • John Paul Jones Arena
    9.76 reviews
    Sports, Stadium
    Popular withFamiliesNightlife




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Top Charlottesville restaurants

  • Mas Tapas
    9.811 reviews
    Tapas/Small Plates, Spanish, Bar
    Popular withFoodiesLuxury
  • Bodo's Bagel
    9.610 reviews
    Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwich
    Popular withFamiliesFoodies
  • Bluegrass Grill & Bakery
    9.76 reviews
    American, Breakfast & Brunch
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • The Ordinary at Michie Tavern
    8.88 reviews
    American, Southern / Soul
    Popular withFoodiesHistory

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Charlottesville reviews

  • 9.8
    History Buffs
  • 9.0
  • 6.4
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 6.4
  • 6.3
    Art & Design Lovers

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Walk the quaint streets around the old town and UVA campus and don't miss the Saturday morning farmer's market.
So many great restaurants!


Charlottesville is a pretty easy city to like. I love the mix of old and new -- historic architecture mixed with the constant buzz of young energy from UVA students. There's also art and lots and lots of beer (seriously, I think there are like three beer gardens per capita).

Recommended for:StudentsHistory BuffsNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
Washington, D.C.

A weekend in Charlottesville will be a weekend full of history and relaxation. Known primarily for being home to the University of Virginia campus, Charlottesville has been an important city since before the Civil War. Be sure to visit Monticello, the former home of President Thomas Jefferson and hit the historic old town before heading downtown to check out southern inspired restaurants and get your fill of nightlife.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsHipsters

Cute town with a lot of colonial history. Definitely have to check out Monticello if you are in the area, and if you can Madison's and Monroe's homes are not too far away either.

Recommended for:History Buffs
New York City

Locals in Thomas Jefferson’s hometown struck readers as both brainy and pretty urbane. Given the preponderance of college kids at the University of Virginia, it’s no surprise that Charlottesville distinguished itself for live music and excellent sandwiches—like those at New York–style deli Littlejohn’s, or Revolutionary Soup (which does a chorizo-and-Granny-Smith sandwich), or even the acclaimed Market at Bellair, tucked inside an Exxon station. The town also ranked well for being a little unusual. Thomas Jefferson certainly had his share of eccentricities, and his old stomping ground has carried on the tradition. UVA was the alma mater of Edgar Allen Poe, and his dorm room is still preserved behind glass (and no, there doesn’t seem to be a beating heart underneath the floorboards). The town also got high marks for its barbecue—such as the brisket and ribs at Buttz BBQ—but you might see even more local eccentrics at Holy Cow, a vegan restaurant that does a barbecue version of the mythic jackalope (in this case, jackfruit).

Recommended for:FoodiesStudentsHistory Buffs
Local from Charlottesville

Very cute town but with the offerings of a big city. Very good place for those who like the outdoors, foodies, winery and brewery enthusiasts, art and music lovers and historians. Don't miss the farmer's market on Saturday mornings at the downtown mall!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesBackpackersHistory Buffs

This quaint college-town is home to the university of Virginia. It is located in the beautiful Shenandoah valley, and is close to many attractions such as Monticello, and the southern entrance of skyline drive.


University town/city in the middle of Virginia. Home to UVA, which was Jefferson's university. Liveable, but also heavily touristed.

Bay Shore

THis place was very fun i went their for cheerleading and had a blast but i only went with my mom!!!

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Charlottesville is a cute town. There's a huge student population and lots of great food. I especially like the Corner area.