6 Best Things to Do in Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville Wine Tours!
Visiting and Touring and Wine Tasting at a Charlottesville Winery is by far the best way to see all of the beautiful countryside, Blue Ridge Mountains, and taste the terroir.
Large Group Wine Tours as well as Small Intimate Tours are always great to best enjoy your wine tour. The safety of having a professional tour company offers a great peace of mind.
Wine Touring with a company who has an established track record and expertise and relationships with all of the local wineries is best.
Trained Wine Trial Guides and staff ensure the best experience.
Immaculately and meticulously maintained fleet of vehicles ensure optimal safety, compliance with all laws and regulations, and provides an element of luxury above and beyond taxi or ride sharing services.
Historic Downtown Mall
After your finish your Charlottesville wine tour, make sure you check out the Historic Downtown Mall
Many popular and local shops, restaurants, and local flare are on site on the mall.
The Charlottesville Pavillion is also on the downtown mall and is host to many celebrated musical acts!
There are over 130 shops, 35 restaurants, and 12 art galleries
University of Virginia
UNESCO has designated UVA as a World Heritage Site. As a pillar of United States education it is not hard to see why. The campus is also regarded as one of the most beautiful in the country. Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia in 1819 as the first noon religious school in the nation.
Visit the Rotunda!
Also, Thomas Jefferson would likely be happy on one of our Charlottesville Wine Tours, his being one of the first to attempt to grow grapes in a vineyard and create his own wine.
That’s right, more Thomas Jefferson in this town called Charlottesville.
In addition to being Thomas Jefferson’s house, Monticello is a stunning work of architectural brilliance.
Make sure you take a House Tour, and Slave Tour, and check out all of the gardens.
Shenandoah National Park & Skyline Drive
Visiting the breathe-taking skyline drive is majestic. This is a great trip to make in conjunction with your wine tour. There are over 75 overlook locations on the over 100 mile stretch of Blue Ridge Mountain Crest.
The speed limit is 35, as the roads are curvy and elevations steep.
Relax and take in the splendor of our gorgeous mountain ranges and nature
James Monroe’s home is not far from Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello.
While a lessor known home than Monticello, Ash Lawn offers a somewhat different experience, though no less valuable or educational
We are pretty sure that Jefferson and Monroe would have celebrated often with a glass of wine. And if Charlottesville was home to some of the best wineries on the east coast as it is now, then a Charlottesville Wine Tour by Blue Ridge Wine Excursions. Our team would have been happy to pick up from either Highland or Monticello — in one of our Teslas!