Discover Plenty of Things to Do in Charlottesville
Embark on a scenic cruise along the Blue Ridge Parkway, just west of Charlottesville, or head north on Skyline Drive through the Shenandoah National Park for breathtaking views of the countryside. The Country Inn & Suites, Charlottesville-UVA puts you within reach of an abundance of things to do and see, including a self-guided tour of local breweries as part of the Brew Ridge Trail and hiking at Saunders-Monticello Trail. Browse the shops and galleries at the Historic Downtown Mall or look for deals at The Shops at Stonefield. If you're in town for a UVA Cavaliers game, arrive early for tailgating before the team takes home field advantage at Scott Stadium.
Explore these area attractions:
- The Shops at Stonefield (0.5 miles)
Do more than shop at this destination. The complex is also home to Regal Stonefield Stadium 14 and IMAX theaters, and several popular restaurants, such as Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar. During warmer months, you can also enjoy live music featured in one of the courtyards.
Phone: +1 (301) 347-3975
- Seminole Square Shopping Center (0.6 miles)
More than 40 stores and restaurants make up the Seminole Square Shopping Center. When you need a break from shopping, take the kids to Bounce Play-n-Create, where they can slip, slide and bounce while you relax.
- John Paul Jones Arena (1.1 miles)
Cheer on the University of Virginia's Cavaliers basketball team at John Paul Jones Arena. When the team is off the court for the season, you can also attend a family show or a concert. Some past performers have included stars like Carrie Underwood and Jimmy Buffett.
Phone: +1 (434) 243-4960
- University of Virginia (1.7 miles)
Sporting events are a big draw at this historic university, but the UVA campus also offers a vibrant fine and performing arts program. Events like the Virginia Film Festival welcome internationally known artists in residence, and buildings like The Fralin Museum provide opportunities to admire unique works of art.
- Scott Stadium (2.1 miles)
Take your place in the stands of this massive stadium for a Cavaliers football game. Located on the University of Virginia campus, the stadium also hosts other events, such as concerts for top performers like the Dave Matthews Band and U2.
- Brew Ridge Trail (3 miles)
Craft beer lovers appreciate being near six local breweries, offering self-guided tours as part of the Brew Ridge Trail. Sample tastings at any or all of the breweries during regular business hours, and enjoy weekend events at each of the locations. Take home a growler of your favorite brew!
- Historic Downtown Mall (3.1 miles)
Pack a pair of comfortable shoes. You'll need them when you visit the restaurants, bars and shops that make up Historic Downtown Mall, spanning eight city blocks along Main Street.
Phone: +1 (434) 295-9073
- Monticello (11.1 miles)
A variety of tours are available at this historic attraction, the former home of US President Thomas Jefferson. Check out the first floor for a look at the furnishings and books Jefferson selected, or pass through the vegetable garden during the grounds tour. Other tours allow access to other portions of the house, including the sleeping quarters on the second level.
Phone: +1 (434) 984-9800
- James Madison's Montpelier (12.7 miles)
A National Trust Historic Site, this attraction spans 2,650 acres and was once the lifelong home of former US President James Madison. Tour the mansion, garden, historic buildings and archaeological sites. You can picnic on the grounds or visit the on-site cafe.
Phone: +1 (540) 672-2728
- Fishburne Military School (28.2 miles)
One of the oldest military schools in the US, Fishburne in nearby Waynesboro, VA serves as a college-preparatory institution for cadets training for a military career. The school hosts one of only four summer JROTC programs in the nation.
Phone: +1 (800) 946-7773
- Blue Ridge Parkway (28.6 miles)
Bring your camera for your adventure along the Blue Ridge Parkway, dotted with scenic overlooks, art galleries, wineries, shops, restaurants and more. Access this picturesque highway off I-64 near Waynesboro, VA.
- Skyline Drive (37.7 miles)
This National Scenic Highway offers breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as it meanders through the Shenandoah National Park. Plan your trip in the fall to see the changing leaves along this 109-mile route.
Phone: +1 (540) 999-3500
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) (7 miles)
- Aramark (0.9 miles)
- CFA Institute (3.2 miles)
- Crutchfield (2.2 miles)
- DuPont (2.4 miles)
- Fontaine Research Park (5 miles)
- GE Intelligent Platforms (8.9 miles)
- General Dynamics (0.5 miles)
- Genicom (29.1 miles)
- Leander McCormick Observatory (5.8 miles)
- Martha Jefferson Hospital (4.8 miles)
- National Ground Intelligence Center (8.3 miles)
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory Headquarters (4.9 miles)
- Pepsi Cola (1.3 miles)
- Pharmaceutical Research Association (8.1 miles)
- SNL Financial (3 miles)