Charlottesville Travel Guide

USA  #2 in Best Places to Visit in Virginia
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Free Things To Do in Charlottesville

If you have extra time, Carter Mountain Orchard is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Charlottesville
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    Charlottesville's popular shops, restaurants and ambiance converge in one main area, known as the Historic Downtown Mall. Located, as you would imagine, on Main Street, this thoroughfare is home to more than 120 shops, 30 restaurants (many with outdoor seating), 10 art galleries, multiple performance venues, an ice skating rink

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    University of Virginia
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    A little trivia for you: Did you know the University of Virginia is the only university in the United States to be designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO? And it's not hard to see why— it's a bastion of U.S. education, and it holds an unofficial reputation for containing the

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    Carter Mountain Orchard
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    According to recent visitors, fall is the best time to visit Carter Mountain Orchard, and it's not just because it's prime apple-picking season. The sweeping views of Charlottesville's autumn colors as seen from the orchard's overlook are not to be missed. In fact, some recent visitors said the views alone

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