Y’all, writing this post has made me fall in love with Charlottesville ALL OVER AGAIN! (As though I didn’t love it enough already.)
I was lucky enough to go to UVA, which is located in historic, beautiful Charlottesville Virginia. After living there for four years and making a point to go at least two or three times a year post-grad, I’ve amassed quite a few memories in Jefferson’s Virginia and am excited to share my picks with you today. Of course, I’m sure my fellow Hoos can also offer up their two cents and might have different favorites—but when people reach out to ask me for Charlottesville advice, I generally share the information below. And since I’d emailed it around so many times, I thought it was high time to make a Charlottesville travel guide. So when I went to visit my sister this past weekend, we spent a good chunk of time driving all over town snapping pictures of our favorite places to eat and things to do.
You’ll notice that a large chunk of this guide is focused on where to eat. Anyone in Charlottesville will be fast to quip that the town has more restaurants per capita than New York City—whether or not that fact is true or not, you should definitely plan on heading to Charlottesville with an empty stomach! I also want to preface this guide by saying it mostly focuses on the areas around UVA like The Corner and Grounds as well as Historic Dowtown Charlottesville/its Pedestrian Mall and the neighborhoods that connect the two. There are many other areas of Charlottesville to be explored, but these are the areas I know best and have found to be the most charming—plus, they’re very accessible to all those vineyards you’ll want to go to!
As always, if you have any questions about your upcoming trip to Charlottesville, please don’t be a stranger—I am happy to answer any questions! You can check out my past guides here: New Orleans, Charleston, Annapolis, and Park City.Read More