Things to Do in Charlottesville

You’re never really retired in Charlottesville.

If you haven’t yet been introduced to Charlottesville, you’re in for a treat. Situated about 100 miles from Washington D.C., with Richmond 70 miles to the east, this small city is nestled against Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. This landscape was chosen by Thomas Jefferson himself as the most desirable locale in the nation to build a home, a University, and an entire community.

History and learning live on.

Charlottesville is a city where something is always happening culturally. The area is home to the University of Virginia, Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier and James Monroe’s Highland. The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia hosts frequent exhibitions, as does the Second Street Gallery. The Virginia Festival of the Book and Virginia Film Festival are nationally known, highly regarded annual events sponsored by UVA. Award-winning wineries, breweries and distilleries, music and theater add to this unending list.

Sprawling natural beauty.

With majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, you can enjoy just about any outdoor activity you can imagine. Hiking, biking, fishing or birding might get you started. Tennis and golf are other popular choices. Or perhaps just a leisurely stroll along the shops and eateries of Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall. All these places and all these activities are close to our campus. Keswick Hall and Boar’s Head Resort, for instance, are both just minutes away.

For more information on the cultural and recreational resources at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge fill out the contact form or call 434-972-2620.

The Downtown Mall is a very interesting place. It’s full of wonderful restaurants, cute little shops and bars where you can sit outside and enjoy a glass of Virginia wine.
— Mary Holden, Resident

A small city, but not small-town.

Let the people who live and work here tell you about Charlottesville.

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Helpful links to navigating Charlottesville.

Charlottesville & Albemarle County

VISIT CHARLOTTESVILLE
visitcharlottesville.org

History & Culture

THOMAS JEFFERSON’S MONTICELLO
home.monticello.org

JAMES MADISON’S MONTPELIER
montpelier.org

JAMES MONROE’S HIGHLAND
highland.org

THE KLUGE-RUHE COLLECTION
kluge-ruhe.org

Libations

FOR BEER, CIDER & WINE LOVERS
www.nelson151.com

Entertainment

THE PARAMOUNT THEATER
theparamount.net

JOHN PAUL JONES ARENA
johnpauljonesarena.com

Recreation

VIRGINIA SPORTS & ATHLETICS
virginiasports.com

FARMINGTON COUNTRY CLUB
farmingtoncc.com

SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm

SKYLINE DRIVE
visitskylinedrive.org

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
blueridgeparkway.org

Education

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
olliuva.org

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
virginia.edu

THE MILLER CENTER
millercenter.org

Lodging

BOAR’S HEAD RESORT
boarsheadresort.com

HILTON GARDEN INN
hilton.com

OMNI DOWNTOWN
omnihotels.com