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

The foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, south and west of Washington, D.C., are a playground for the city’s old guard, their horses, and their beagles. With its laird-of-the-manor grandeur, no place evokes the regional esprit like Keswick Hall.

Restaurants in The Charlottesville Area

Dave Matthews, who was born in Johannesburg—and who formed Dave Matthews Band in Charlottesville in the early 1990s—might enjoy the "boerie burgers" at the Shebeen, a South African restaurant.

Things to do in The Charlottesville Area

The music scene was fertile here B.D.M.B.—that is, before the Dave Matthews Band, which formed in Charlottesville in the early 1990s. These days, alternative rock, country, and reggae acts—as well as, of course, jam bands—get crowds moving at the Charlottesville Pavilion.