Welcome to Charlottesville, VA, America’s top college town!
Home of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville is a destination for dining, shopping, sports, culture, and history. Laced through all is an undying Cavalier spirit! Bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains on one side and the Tidewater plains that fall to Richmond on the other, Charlottesville’s rolling terrain holds numerous vineyards, parks, and historic attractions. Inside our thriving city are many theaters, museums, concert venues, breweries and distilleries where the earnest work of culture continues indefatigably. And never truly stops!
Use our site to navigate the experience you want to have in Charlottesville. We list over 300 independent restaurants and another 150 shopping destinations, from consignment clothing boutiques to art galleries and retail centers. You’ll find the top experiences from art to concert venues, from historic attractions to premium hotels and apartments. Our blog is continually updated and informs visitors on our top recommendations for all types of experiences, to best places for brunch to best excursions around town. Since 1984 Charlottesville GUIDE has helped visitors navigate what’s unique and interesting about our town. Go forth and discover!
Start Your Day With Coffee!
Local coffee shops are the backbone of Charlottesville’s creative economy. Hand-crafted coffees in bohemian lounges are the order of the day, and our local roasters take pride in using quality beans and and a meticulous process. These are the best places to gather, plug-in, converse and get your meeting on. We encourage you to discover one today!
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The Ultimate Guide to Charlottesville’s Finest Crème Brûlées
Crème brûlée is not just for dessert anymore!
Where to drink with your out-of-town guests this season
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Top 7 Asian Restaurants in Charlottesville 2022-2023
Charlottesville has a wealth of great Asian restaurants - try
Experience Ralph Sampson’s American Tap Room
Ralph Sampson’s American Tap Room is a celebration of Burgers,