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Explore great wedding venuesCharlottesville is one of the top wedding destinations
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Feel like getting fit in 2024?Charlottesville has great yoga studios
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Not every town has unparalleled vistas, a Cab Franc made at the hands of the same person pouring it, or Dave Matthews and John Grisham walking by as you enjoy lunch at a café on its historic pedestrian mall—but Charlottesville does.

It’s urban and bucolic, historic yet modern. There are boundless hiking trails, wedding venues, wineries, breweries, boutique retail shops, and theaters (not to mention more restaurant seats than there are people to fill them). It’s for the limitless adventurer, the wine-taster, the music-seeker, and the family searching for a new experience..

At Charlottesville Insider, our goal is simple: to showcase Charlottesville by curating our ideas about what makes it unique. Follow our insiders to see what’s new, find exclusive deals, or simply figure out how to spend your day in our favorite city.

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Explore the Best Scenic Drives Virginia Has to Offer

Discover Virginia’s top scenic drives to see the state’s spectacular mountains, wineries, farms, and historic sites. In this guide, we reveal the essential routes like the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, ensuring you’ll experience the best visuals and cultural spots on your scenic drives around Central Virginia without wading through unnecessary information.


🌅🍸Summer is the perfect time to hit the Rooftop for an evening sunset drink overlooking the city! The @quirkhotelrva rooftop offers a playful cocktail menu, locally-sourced craft beers, local wine list, food menu featuring rustic thin-crust pizzas, salads, sandwiches, tacos and shareables to enjoy with incredible views! We recommend cooling off with the Frośe or Frozen Espresso Martini.🍹 ...

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🍻Cheers to all the dads out there! If you’re still in need of plans for the big day tomorrow, you could always treat your dad to a tour of Charlottesville’s Ale Trail! Sample all of the best craft beverages that Charlottesville and Albemarle County have to offer, while spending quality time with dad! Visit @charlottesvillealetrail to learn more about how to keep track of the breweries, cideries, and distilleries you visit using the Charlottesville Ale Trail digital passport.📍 ...

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