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Charlottesville Travel Guide

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Speak to one of the locals, and they'll tell you that Charlottesville is "Mr. Jefferson's Town." Truly, Thomas Jefferson's legacy does indeed shine brightly here. You'll feel his imprint while strolling past the columns of the University of Virginia's Academical Village, or through the vegetable gardens of Monticello. Even Ash Lawn-Highland, the area home of his friend James Monroe, bears TJ's mark (he helped Monroe plan the construction of ... continue» Read More

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When to Visit Charlottesville

The best time to visit Charlottesville is May to July. It's a good idea to plan a trip to the city around the academic calendar and the best wine-tasting seasons; in this case, spring is the season for wine festivals and balmy Virginia weather. Fall is also nice, particularly if you're a leaf peeper. Winters can be biting with less-than-ideal conditions for walking around.

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