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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; History Museums; Gardens
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University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings; Educational sites
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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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James Monroe's Highland
James Monroe's Highland
Part of William & 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: Historic Sites; Gift & Specialty Shops
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The Ivy Inn Restaurant
The Ivy Inn Restaurant
Price: $25 - $60
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bodo's Bagels
Bodo's Bagels
Price: $2 - $8
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Delicatessen, Soups
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hamiltons' at First & Main
Hamiltons' at First & Main
Price: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Citizen Burger Bar
Citizen Burger Bar
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Public Fish and Oyster
Public Fish and Oyster
Price: $20 - $55
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Fairhaven Guesthouse
2.0 of 5
Fairhaven Guesthouse
$77 - $92
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UVA Inn at Darden
3.0 of 5
UVA Inn at Darden
$107 - $177
Ranked #14 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Comfort Inn Monticello
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Monticello
$109 - $179
Ranked #15 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlottesville
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Charlottesville
$139 - $223
Ranked #1 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Hyatt Place Charlottesville
3.0 of 5
Hyatt Place Charlottesville
$133 - $275
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Oakhurst Inn
4.0 of 5
Oakhurst Inn
$193 - $370
Ranked #3 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Omni Charlottesville
4.0 of 5
Omni Charlottesville
$188 - $392
Ranked #5 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Boar's Head Resort
4.0 of 5
Boar's Head Resort
$168 - $363
Ranked #8 of 35 Hotels in Charlottesvill...
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Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery
4.5 of 5
Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery
$377 - $603
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