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The 10 most amazing attractions in Charlottesville

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Located in Virginia, Charlottesville is a perfect blend of rich history and modern architecture. Home to the University of Virginia, it features many beautiful lakes that offer recreational activities like Sailing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and tubing. Not to mention the lush green parks that spread all over the city. Top attractions include Monticello, Downtown Mall, Carter Mountain Orchard and Country, and Virginia Discovery Museum.

In Charlottesville you will find some beautiful attractions that you just cannot miss! Places like Blue Ridge Wine Excursions, Mccormick Observatory and many more. Continue reading to know more.

Charlottesville © Provided by Microsoft Travel (DenisTangneyJr Getty Image) Charlottesville

1. Blue Ridge Wine Excursions

Enjoy a day of traveling and tasting while taking in the natural beauty of the region. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) Enjoy a day of traveling and tasting while taking in the natural beauty of the region.

Since 2009, Blue Ridge Wine Excursions has escorted tens of thousands of people around Virginia's greatest vineyards and wineries in comfort and style. There is a tour package for everyone, whether you are a couple searching for a romantic retreat, a small group celebrating a special event, a bridal party, or a business team looking for a unique trip.

2. Mccormick Observatory

Observe the celestial bodies at the McCormick Observatory situated in Charlottesville. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) Observe the celestial bodies at the McCormick Observatory situated in Charlottesville.

McCormick Observatory, located in Charlottesville, is one of the observatories operated by the Department of Astronomy of the University of Virginia. Visitors who are interested in learning more about astronomy would surely love the observatory as it is located on the summit of Mount Jefferson in Virginia.

3. Interactive Exhibits At Virginia Discovery Museum

Virginia Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum where it features engaging and interactive exhibits. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) Virginia Discovery Museum is a hands-on children's museum where it features engaging and interactive exhibits.

Virginia Discovery Museum, located in Virginia, is an ideal place for learning as it features numerous engaging and informative exhibits and displays curated for children. It aims to spark curiosity and creativity through its exploratory and imaginative play environments. Children will not get bored learning new things as the museum features exciting activities.

4. Fralin Museum Of Art

View beautiful works of art at the Fralin Museum of Art, a world-class interpretive center. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) View beautiful works of art at the Fralin Museum of Art, a world-class interpretive center.

Fralin Museum of Art is an art museum located at the University of Virginia. Art enthusiasts would surely love the museum as it consists of more than 12,000 beautiful artworks. The museum is also known as a world-class interpretive center as it features various artworks from ancient to modern times.

5. Drive Through Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park features a Skyline Drive where visitors could drive through and admire nature. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Grandbrothers Getty Image) Shenandoah National Park features a Skyline Drive where visitors could drive through and admire nature.

Shenandoah National Park, located in Virginia, is not just your average park as it also offers a unique experience to its visitors. It houses the only public road that runs through a park which is known as the Skyline Drive where visitors could drive along the Blue Ridge Mountains and see the breathtaking views it has to offer.

6. Charlottesville Virginia Scenic Drives And Views

Give your eyes and souls a break as you drive along with beautiful scenery. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Staticflickr Image) Give your eyes and souls a break as you drive along with beautiful scenery.

Charlottesville and the city's surrounding areas have many places where you and your companions can go on calming and leisurely joy rides. Nearer to the city of Charlottesville are vineyards and wineries where you can stop and enjoy the sight of grapes in full bloom. A little farther, about an hour drive away northwest of the downtown area, is the Shenandoah Valley National Park. Seasoned travelers mention that this park features around 100 miles of scenic views. Skyline Drive, which runs around 100 miles north and south of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is another visually pleasing route.

7. Charlottesville Downtown Visitors Center

Charlottesville's Visitors Center is perfect for planning your trip to the city as it gives information about the city. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) Charlottesville's Visitors Center is perfect for planning your trip to the city as it gives information about the city.

Charlottesville Downtown Visitors Center, located in Charlottesville, is a must-visit for those who are looking to explore the city. It offers information about the city which is useful for those who are first-time visitors. It also features beautiful architecture which visitors should also not miss out on.

8. Blue Ridge Mountains Ballooning

Blue Ridge Mountains Ballooning is a unique experience that offers stunning views as they float over the city. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Wikimedia Image) Blue Ridge Mountains Ballooning is a unique experience that offers stunning views as they float over the city.

Blue Ridge Mountains Ballooning, an experience offered in Virginia, is a must-try as it offers spectacular views of the city as visitors float over it in their hot air balloons. Visitors could admire the picturesque views of both the city's skylines and Blue Ridge mountains.

9. Pen Park

The largest park in Charlottesville city, Pen Park. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (DaLiu Getty Image) The largest park in Charlottesville city, Pen Park.

Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, Pen Park is the largest park in the City. It features several picnic shelters, baseball fields, and a large playground area with a variety of swings, slides, and other equipment. In addition to recreational activities, the park has stunning mountain views and open rolling land in all directions.

10. Hiking In Ragged Mountain Natural Area

Ragged Mountain Natural Area offers well-kept trails with magnificent and picturesque views of nature and a lake. © Provided by Microsoft Travel (Alltrails Image) Ragged Mountain Natural Area offers well-kept trails with magnificent and picturesque views of nature and a lake.

Ragged Mountain Natural Area, located in Virginia, is one of the best places to hike as it offers a well-kept trail regardless of the hiking experience as well as beautiful views of nature. Visitors should try out this trail as it also features a stunning lake.

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