Traveling is all about adventure and experience, and Charlottesville offers a wealth of both. From hot air ballooning to hiking to historic homes of former U.S. presidents, you’ll fill your days and nights here with activities to remember for years to come.

12 Truly Unique Things to do Around Charlottesville

Charlottesville has wonderfully unique things to do. From horseback riding and wine tastings to pool days and historic tours. Here are our top twelve.

Common House Mother's Day Brunch

Common House

206 W Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

A gathering space that cultivates community through inspirational design, dynamic programming, and fine dining.

$$ Moderate

Group at Pippin Hill enjoying a lunch with Monticello Wine Tour

Monticello Wine Tour

Charlottesville Area

Delivering great experiences to wine, beer, cider and food lovers. Monticello has years of experience showing visitors and

Charlottesville Ale Trail

Charlottesville Ale Trail

Local Breweries

The Charlottesville Ale Trail is a 2.3 mile urban pedestrian beer trail that encompasses six breweries.

Gift Cards Available

$ Low

Rivanna River Company

The Rivanna River

Kayak, Canoe, Standup Paddleboard, and Tubing trips just 5 minutes from Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.

$$ Moderate

Indian Summer Guide Service group having a glass of wine after a ride

Indian Summer Guide Service

Various Vineyards

Explore some of the area’s most beautiful vineyards and farms on horseback.

$$ Moderate


931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy

Visiting Jefferson’s estate engages the senses, stimulates the mind and provides a rewarding experience for all ages and

$$ Moderate