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 for breathtaking views of Shenandoah National Park. For a hoppier excursion through the countryside, kick off a self-guided tour of the Brew Ridge Trail at South Street Brewery, just a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Don’t want to venture out too far? Go shopping with the family at the Historic Downtown Mall or The Shops at Stonefield, both within three miles of the Country Inn & Suites. Our guests also love to visit James Madison’s Montpelier and attend UVA Cavaliers games at Scott Stadium.
Blue Ridge Mountains
- Brew Ridge Trail (3 miles)
Craft beer lovers appreciate being near six local breweries, each offering self-guided tours as part of the Brew Ridge Trail. Taste samples at any or all of the breweries during regular business hours, and enjoy weekend events at each of the locations.
Phone: +1 (434) 263-7015
- Blue Ridge Parkway (28.6 miles)
Bring your camera for an 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.
Phone: +1 (828) 298-0398
- Skyline Drive (37.7 miles)
This National Scenic Highway meanders through Shenandoah National Park, which offers awe-inspiring views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Plan your trip in the fall to see the changing leaves along this 105-mile route.
Phone: +1 (540) 999-3500
Museums and Historic Sites
- Virginia Discovery Museum (2.8 miles)
Education and entertainment collide at this hands-on kids museum in historic downtown Charlottesville. Your little learner can build towers in the Construction Zone, make masterpieces in the Creation Station and whip up healthy meals in the Panera Bread play kitchen.
Phone: +1 (434) 977-1025
- Thomas Jefferson's Monticello (11.1 miles)
A variety of tours is available at this historic attraction, the former home of U.S. 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.
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 U.S. President James Madison. Tour the mansion, garden, historic buildings and archaeological sites. Afterward, you can picnic on the grounds or visit the on-site cafe.
Phone: +1 (540) 672-2728
Schools and Colleges
- 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 of Art provide opportunities to admire rotating exhibitions.
Phone: + 1 (434) 924-0311
- Fishburne Military School (28.2 miles)
One of the oldest military schools in the country, Fishburne serves as a college-preparatory institution for male cadets training for a military career. The school hosts one of only four summer JROTC programs in the nation.
Phone: +1 (540) 946-7700
- The Shops at Stonefield (0.5 miles)
You can do more than shop at this retail destination. The complex is also home to Regal Stadium 14 and IMAX theaters, as well as popular restaurants like Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar and Parallel 38. During warmer months, you can also enjoy live music in one of the courtyards.
Phone: +1 (212) 546-0865
- 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 bargain hunting, take the kids to Bounce Play-n-Create, where they can slip, slide and bounce while you rest your feet.
Phone: +1 (434) 296-4141
- 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 the Historic Downtown Mall, spanning eight city blocks along Main Street.
Phone: +1 (434) 295-9073
- 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. Past performers have included stars like Carrie Underwood, J. Cole and the Harlem Globetrotters.
Phone: +1 (434) 243-4960
- 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.
Phone: +1 (434) 924-8821
- Aramark (0.9 miles)
- CFA Institute (3.2 miles)
- Crutchfield (2.2 miles)
- DuPont (2.4 miles)
- Fontaine Research Park (5 miles)
- GE Automation and Controls (8.9 miles)
- General Dynamics (0.5 miles)
- Leander McCormick Observatory (5.8 miles)
- National Ground Intelligence Center (8.3 miles)
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory (4.9 miles)
- Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Central Virginia (1.3 miles)
- Pharmaceutical Research Associates (8.1 miles)
- S&P Global Market Intelligence (3 miles)
- Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital (4.8 miles)
- Trader Joe’s (0.4 miles)
- Whole Foods Market (0.4 miles)