i'm planning a trip to the greater charlottesville area for the weekend of thanksgiving--arriving late in the evening the wednesday before thanksgiving and staying through that monday. i'm looking to have a few good meals, visit monticello, do some hiking, visit some wineries--generally have a laid back but still fun long weekend with my husband. we love food, wine--he loves beer--history, photography, and being outdoors.
my question is--is this a good idea? visiting over thanksgiving weekend? will we find everything close and deserted? or crowded and expensive? i travel a lot and i know that there are some places i'd super not want to be during a holiday weekend (on a cruise ship, at a beach resort, in disney world...) so i'm trying to determine if charlottesville is a good idea before i book anything (which i need to do soon).
thanks in advance!