Nestled amid the foothills of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville lies at the intersection of rural lifestyle and urban sophistication. From the birthplace of the Declaration of Independence to Monticello and the University of Virginia to the energetic local scene of music, art galleries, food, wine and festivals, the Charlottesville region continues to inspire.
Running through the heart of the city, Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall is an interesting mix of restored and revitalized buildings, which house charming B&Bs, galleries, and dozens of chic award-winning restaurants ranging from French-infused to gourmet pizza to local Southern fare. Home to the Dave Matthews Band, Charlottesville’s vibrant music scene includes the booming free concert series “Fridays After Five,” and numerous live music acts at several venues.
Visit the Charlottesville Albemarle Visitors and Convention Bureau in Downtown Charlottesville to collect your passport stamp.