Charlottesville, VA, is a bustling college town with a truly rich history

14 December 2016

Fly right into Charlottesville Albemarle airport and you’ll be surrounded with attractions and conveniences no matter what brings you here. This college town has a lot to offer both leisure and business travelers. In fact, the area is home to many corporate offices and offers a rich blend of sports, shopping, nature, and history.

 In town to catch a game? Charlottesville is home to the university’s basketball arena and football stadium. Before or after the game, you’ll enjoy easy access to nearby shopping, dining and entertainment.

 History buffs will be happily surrounded by Virginia’s colonial history. At Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello you can explore the third U.S. President’s beautifully preserved house and gardens, and see historical artifacts. At Montpelier, home of fourth U.S. President James Madison, you can explore his sprawling estate with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

For those who prefer to take the scenic route in life, explore the winding Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy sprawling natural beauty from the car or stop at one of many parks along the way, like Shenandoah National Park located just outside of Charlottesville. Another kind of adventure can be had on the Brew Ridge Trail, where craft beer lovers can take self-guided tours of six local breweries.

If window shopping is your kind of scenery, the historic mall in town spans eight city blocks. As you stroll, you’ll discover unique stores, dining opportunities for any taste, plus family fun like movies, music and plays.

 After a full day of exploring, you’ll be ready to kick your feet up by the outdoor fire pit at the newly opened Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Charlottesville-UVA, VA. Just seven miles from the airport and less than two from the university, it’s a comfortable home base for all kinds of adventure. Each morning, enjoy our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast. The waffles, fruit, coffee and more will have you ready for all that Charlottesville has in store.

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