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The Charlottesville Area Travel Guide

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Walking Virginia's Widening Wine Trail

As any University of Virginia grad will breathlessly assert, Charlottesville, VA is America's greatest college town. Perhaps even the world's. (Oxford? Bah!) Even this state-school...

You’ve done the Wine Route, Now Try the Brew Ridge Trail

Charlottesville, Virginia is known for Jeffersonian architecture, an eclectic dining scene, and—especially in recent years—the burgeoning wineries in it lush countryside. Now the city is...

5 Easy Road Trips

These under-the-radar destinations make for an easy road trip-and each is close to a big city.

Virginia Unbridled

Washington, D.C., may be all about political jockeying, but drive some 50 miles south and you'll find yourself in the heart of Virginia's horse (and...

Wine-Lover’s Guide: 5 Regions to Visit Now

As the wine-making map continues to broaden, so do opportunities for adventurous wine enthusiasts to beat the crowds. Bruce Schoenfeld points the way to five...

America's Prettiest Winter Towns

Play it cool in these scenic small towns that know just how to embrace winter.

Touring America with an iPhone

Armed with only an iPhone, T+L tags along for a monthlong drive cross-country, photographing everything along the way.

America's Coolest College Towns

From California to Virginia, great university towns with top-notch food, entertainment, and outdoor adventures.

America's Most Beautiful Landmarks

From soaring man-made monuments to jaw-dropping natural landforms, the U.S. has a wealth of beautiful landmarks.

World's Best Wine Country Hotels

Go straight to the source for a hotel stay paired with scenic vineyard views, locally sourced meals, and plenty of wine tastings.
HOTELS

1804 Inn at Barboursville Vineyards

The restored interior of this intimate inn’s Georgian villa, in Virginia’s burgeoning wine region 20 miles from Charlottesville, is a refined mix of damask, oil paintings, four-poster... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Palladio

Virginia is one of the country’s fastest-growing wine regions, and Palladio is one of the best restaurants in the state—it’s built on the grounds of a now-ruined estate designed by... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Mountfair Vineyards

The just-opened Mountfair Vineyards focuses on small-batch, Bordeaux-style blends. more ›


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