The Charlottesville Area

The Charlottesville Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Charlottesville Area

By Deb Hopewell

Visit these thriving college towns for a crash course in live music, craft beer, art, and history.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

What makes a town magnetic? Travel + Leisure readers voted for their favorite small towns—with beaches, mountains, vineyards, and personality to spare.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Introducing the artists, foragers, pirates and shrine-builders who populate quirky small towns across the U.S.

By Deb Hopewell

Head for the hills: these cool mountain towns beckon with outdoor adventures, festivals, and local color.

By Sarah L. Stewart

Hotels in The Charlottesville Area

Owners Linda and Bill Willoughby happily arrange everything from picnics to fly-fishing along the Rappahannock River. It’s an enchanting place.

Restaurants in The Charlottesville Area

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 Thomas Jefferson, and the food is as noteworthy as the wine.

Things to do in The Charlottesville Area

A hive of shops perfect for supplying a picnic basket.