What’s special about Charlottesville, Virginia you say? Well, a lot actually. Located about 100 miles southwest of the nation’s capital, Charlottesville offers a dynamic blend of arts and culture fused with literature and historical significance. After all, it is where Thomas Jefferson laid his hat; it’s home to the Monticello. Dubbed “America’s Smartest City” by Lumosity.com in 2013, and in the top 5 of “Most Romantic Cities” and “Top Ten Book-Loving Cities” by Livability.com in the same year (2013), Charlottesville is a colorful town with loads to offer.
The C in Charlottesville is for Culture. And there’s plenty of it! Let us help you get to know C-Ville a little better.
Arts: Acting as the “cultural center” of Central VA, this town boasts a lot of variety in sources of artsy places and events. For instance there’s Art in Place, a city-wide sculpture garden or the fun First Fridays event which offers a tour of art gallery’s downtown. Lots to do, lots to see.
Food: Very important when getting to know a city! Quick research will bring up results about Charlottesville’s capability of “going plate-to-plate with any city across the country”. After taking a glance at the reviews and options…we believe it. From traditional Virginia eats and a fresh “farm-to-table” process, to a wide selection of different cuisines (think French, Japanese, Italian, Indian, Thai etc), whatever tickles your fancy, chances are it’s available here. Check out the many restaurants or be adventurous and find a “hidden kitchen”!
To-Do: So many options, so little time. From hiking trails, to vineyards to an exciting night life, Charlottesville manages to offer something for everyone…and who doesn’t love variety! Including more than 120 shops and 30 restaurants, and considered one of the finest urban parks in the country, Downtown Mall is also an attraction that you just can’t miss.
So what’s the bottom-line?
Explore, eat, drink, shop and be merry because Charlottesville has it all.