The Blue Ridge Mountains in fall are a magnificent sight to behold, and Charlottesville is the perfect place for autumn sight-seeing. The leaves turn in October, and you can take in the visual spectacle by car or on foot, and even with a glass of local beer or wine in hand.

Skyline Drive

The world-renowned scenic route has entry points just outside Charlottesville and offers panoramic vistas of autumn’s glorious fall foliage. Start on Afton Mountain, stop at overlooks along the way, and you’ll be just a hop, skip and jump from some of the area’s best wineries and breweries along Nelson 151. Not a bad way to spend a fall day, we’d say!

Fall Wine Tours

The Monticello Wine Tour and Coach Company has all the bases covered when it comes to fall winery tours. Travel along scenic routes taking in the fall foliage, stop at wineries where you can sit by a cozy fire or near an outdoor fire pit and revel in the season a bit longer.

Stay a while

Summer gets all the attention when it comes to romantic weekend getaways in Charlottesville, but fall should not be overlooked when it comes to romance or family time. Stay Charlottesville offers overnight accommodations for couples, families or larger groups that will position you perfectly for enjoying fall foliage, touring wineries and enjoying all the other experiences the Charlottesville area has to offer in autumn.

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