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Spring at Monticello picture in Charlottesville
Monticello Wine Trail picture in Charlottesville
Autumn in Shenandoah National Park picture in Charlottesville
Historic Downtown Mall  picture in Charlottesville
Shenandoah and Skyline Drive picture in Charlottesville
Monticello in Reflection picture in Charlottesville
Homer on UVA picture in Charlottesville
Highland picture in Charlottesville
Jefferson Vineyards picture in Charlottesville
Michie Tavern picture in Charlottesville
Michie Tavern picture in Charlottesville
Mr. Jefferson's University picture in Charlottesville
Jefferson Vineyards Landscape picture in Charlottesville
UVA Rotunda picture in Charlottesville
Virginia Cavaliers Football picture in Charlottesville
Freedom of Speech Wall picture in Charlottesville
Court Square picture in Charlottesville
Saunders-Monticello Trail picture in Charlottesville
Carter Mountain Orchard Overlook picture in Charlottesville
Sunset Over the Shenandoah Valley picture in Charlottesville
Carter Mountain Orchard picture in Charlottesville

Fall is a popular time to visit Charlottesville thanks to the stunning autumn foliage in Shenandoah National Park, but spring is just as beautiful, especially at Monticello. Atish Dipankar Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Charlottesville certainly isn't lacking in grapes. In fact, Virginia is the fifth-largest producer of wines in the United States. Get to know all of the gorgeous vineyards stationed here by taking a self-guided tasting tour of the Monticello Wine Trail. David Anhold Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Fall is one of the best times to visit Shenandoah National Park. Not only are the colors breathtaking, but the air is crisp and less muggy — perfect for hiking. AppalachianViews Getty Images

This popular thoroughfare, on Charlottesville's Main Street, hosts a collection of art galleries, shops and restaurants.  Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Shenandoah's Skyline Drive has several pull-off points from which you can enjoy the scenery. Steven Heap Getty Images

Jefferson spent approximately 40 years perfecting his beloved home, and he chose to incorporate touches of Italian and Parisian architectural styles into the final design. Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

This statue, Blind Homer with His Student Guide, sits on the Lawn of the University of Virginia. Charlottesville Tourism Board

The former home of President James Monroe, Highland, is just 2 miles south of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. Visitors often like to tour these two properties on the same day. Kevin Thomas Flickr

The price is right for a tasting at Jefferson Vineyards: It costs just $12 and visitors get to walk away with a free souvenir glass. We'll cheers to that. Courtesy Jefferson Vineyards

A hostess waits to greet visitors to Charlottesville's Michie Tavern, a historic home where visitors can dine, tour the grounds or browse the general store and metal smith shop.  Charlottesville Tourism Board

Experience what 18th-century tavern life was like with a visit to Michie Tavern. Amanda Bennett Flickr

The University of Virginia (and its gorgeous campus) was founded and designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1819.  Stacy Smith / EyeEm Getty Images

If you're headed to Jefferson Vineyards, pack a picnic. After your wine tasting, you can sip on some more vino while enjoying these spectacular views. Courtesy Jefferson Vineyards

Perhaps one of the most photographed structures on the UVA campus, the rotunda was designed by Jefferson himself and was modeled on the Pantheon. slack12 Flickr

If you're planning to visit Charlottesville in the fall, check the football schedule to see if you can catch a Virginia Cavaliers game. Malcolm Andrews Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

You'll find this monument located directly in front of Charlottesville’s City Hall. On this two-sided piece of Buckingham slate, the public may express their views, in chalk, on any subject they choose. Among the public sentiment, you'll find the First Amendment of the United States Constitution inscribed. Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

This spot is a historic square in downtown Charlottesville. To learn more about this area and more of Charlottesville's past, consider signing up for a walking tour with the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. Bob Mical Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

When visiting Monticello, you'll start at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith Education Center. From there, you can either take a shuttle bus to the house, or do as recent travelers suggest and take the scenic 2-mile Saunders-Monticello Trail. With its stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the trail is a popular activity for pedestrians and cyclists in C-ville. Christy Massie Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

The views as seen from the Carter Mountain Orchard overlook. m01229 Flickr

Sunset is a prime time to do the Skyline Drive for scenes like this. Ken Rowland Flickr

Some recent visitors said the views alone are worth the trip to Carter Mountain Orchard. Stacy Knighton Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau

Spring at Monticello picture in Charlottesville
Monticello Wine Trail picture in Charlottesville
Autumn in Shenandoah National Park picture in Charlottesville
Historic Downtown Mall  picture in Charlottesville
Shenandoah and Skyline Drive picture in Charlottesville
Monticello in Reflection picture in Charlottesville
Homer on UVA picture in Charlottesville
Highland picture in Charlottesville
Jefferson Vineyards picture in Charlottesville
Michie Tavern picture in Charlottesville
Michie Tavern picture in Charlottesville
Mr. Jefferson's University picture in Charlottesville
Jefferson Vineyards Landscape picture in Charlottesville
UVA Rotunda picture in Charlottesville
Virginia Cavaliers Football picture in Charlottesville
Freedom of Speech Wall picture in Charlottesville
Court Square picture in Charlottesville
Saunders-Monticello Trail picture in Charlottesville
Carter Mountain Orchard Overlook picture in Charlottesville
Sunset Over the Shenandoah Valley picture in Charlottesville
Carter Mountain Orchard picture in Charlottesville

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