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Wether you are coming from near or far, there are many amazing things to do in Central Virginia! From history to wine, it really has it all!
Carter Mountain Orchard and Country Store

Carter Mountain Orchard and Country Store

1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902
, (434) 977-1833
Blenheim Vineyards

Blenheim Vineyards

31 Blenheim Farm, Charlottesville, VA 22902
, (434) 293-5366

Fun Fact: This vineyard is owned by Dave Matthews of The Dave Matthews Band.

Jefferson Vineyards

Jefferson Vineyards

1353 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
, (434) 977-3042

Thomas Jefferson and Philip Mazzei chose this site when they grew grapes almost 250 years ago. Back then, the estate was the site of Virginia's first wine company. Now they have bridged the origins of winemaking by introducing quality modern viticulture and winemaking practices to Virginia, helping realize Jefferson’s dream.

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

5022 Plank Road, North Garden, VA 22959

Pippin Hill is also a farm so this winery pairs their wines with delicious farm-to-table foods. Menu items include shared cheese plates, sliders, seasonal shared plates, appetizers, soups, and more.

Barboursville Vineyards & Historic Ruins

Barboursville Vineyards & Historic Ruins

17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

This winery is set on an 18th century estate which still has the remnants of the Barboursville Ruins on display.

South Street Brewery

South Street Brewery

106 South Street West, Charlottesville, VA 22902

In addition to a solid beer selection, South Street Brewery also has a delicious food menu with apps, sandwiches, entrees and more.

Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen & Brewery

Three Notch'd Craft Kitchen & Brewery

520 2nd Street Southeast, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Three Notch'd is housed in The IX Art Park. It is Virginia’s first and only immersive art space. It’s a public, non-commercial, interactive space for creative community gatherings.

Blue Mountain Brewery

Blue Mountain Brewery

9519 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920

This brewery has stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and serves as the region’s first rural brewery starting in 2007. A great place to have a beer after a hike in Shenandoah National Park.

Shenandoah National Park--Swift Gap Run Entrance

Shenandoah National Park--Swift Gap Run Entrance

22591 Spotswood Trail, Elkton, VA 22827

Shenandoah National Park extends along the Blue Ridge Parkway houses over 200,000 acres of protected lands that are haven to deer, songbirds, and black bear. Just 32 miles north of Charlottesville.

Monticello

Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
, (434) 984-9800

Monticello means "little mountain" in Italian and just so happens to have been the home of the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.

James Monroe's Highland

James Monroe's Highland

2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902
, (434) 293-8000

Central Virginia is a hotspot for homes of former US presidents. This one belonged to the 5th President of the United States, James Monroe.

Downtown Mall

Downtown Mall

East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
, (434) 295-9073

Don't get confused by the word mall. The historic downtown area of Charlottesville is an outdoor pedestrian dining, entertainment, and shopping center. There are over 120 shops and 30 restaurants housed on this seven block stretch of tree lined streets.

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia

155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville, VA 22904
, (434) 924-3592

The building housing the Fralin Museum of Art was built in 1935. It has a collection of 13,000 art objects dating from ancient to modern eras.

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

400 Worrell Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
, (434) 243-8500

This art museum is the only museum in the nation that is exclusively devoted to the art of Australian Aborigines, and it is renowned for its large collection of indigenous Australian art, one of the finest in the world.

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