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Charlottesville
The former home of three of America's founding fathers, and the current home of the University of Virginia, the city of Charlottesville, Virginia is suffused with an appreciation of history and intellectual vigor. Take a tour of the university campus and walk through grassy malls and grand buildings designed by Thomas Jefferson, or peak into the dorm room once occupied by Edgar Allen Poe. The great homes of America's early presidents, Monroe, Jefferson and Madison, are also open to the public.

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Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Monticello and its many historical rooms, gadgets, furniture, buildings, and artifacts tell us a lot about Thomas Jefferson, the president who built it and lived there.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens; History Museums
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University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Attraction type: Educational sites; Architectural Buildings
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Carter Mountain Orchard
Carter Mountain Orchard
Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location affords spectacular views of Charlottesville, the... more Owner description: Located next to Monticello and Michie Tavern, Carter Mountain Orchard is family-owned and operated. Our mountaintop location affords spectacular views of Charlottesville, the Piedmont, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Open April through November, we offer Pick-Your-Own and pre-picked Peaches and Nectarines (June-August) and Pick Your Own and pre-picked Apples (mid-August through November). Our bakery serves fresh-baked pies and cookies, hand-dipped ice cream, and our famous Apple Cider Donuts! Apple Cider, Apple Butter, jams and jellies, local crafts, pumpkins, and gourmet food products available in our country store. Wine tasting and sales on site, and the Mountain Grille serves lunch. Our school tours are popular-call for reservations. Scouts, Youth Groups, Seniors welcome. Family friendly. Please see our website for more details less
Attraction type: Farms
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Ash Lawn-Highland
Ash Lawn-Highland
Operated by The College of William and Mary, this historic site is the home of James Monroe, fifth president of the United States.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Michie Tavern
Michie Tavern
Historic tavern (ca. 1784) originally located on Patrick Henry's land. Living-history tours are conducted on the grounds of its current location near route Va 20.
Attraction type: Specialty & Gift Shops; Historic Sites; Historical & Heritage Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Ivy Inn Restaurant
The Ivy Inn Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood, French, American, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Bodo's Bagels
Bodo's Bagels
Price: $2 - $10
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Citizen Burger Bar
Citizen Burger Bar
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Downtown Grille
Downtown Grille
Price:
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hamiltons' at First & Main
Hamiltons' at First & Main
Price: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Fairhaven Guesthouse
2.0 of 5
Fairhaven Guesthouse
$50 - $88
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Comfort Inn Monticello
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Monticello
$82 - $166
Ranked #12 of 34 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Courtyard by Marriott Charlottesville North
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Charlottesville North
$97 - $251
Ranked #17 of 34 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Arcady Vineyard Bed & Breakfast
Arcady Vineyard Bed & Breakfast
$190 - $250
The Inn at 400 West High
The Inn at 400 West High
$194 - $320
Inn at Monticello
Inn at Monticello
$165 - $285

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Oakhurst Inn
4.0 of 5
Oakhurst Inn
$163 - $398
Ranked #2 of 34 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Omni Charlottesville
4.0 of 5
Omni Charlottesville
$163 - $364
Ranked #4 of 34 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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The Boar's Head
4.0 of 5
The Boar's Head
$197 - $321
Ranked #10 of 34 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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