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Things to Do in Charlottesville

National Parks, Hot Air Balloons and More

In addition to the on-site activities and local shopping and dining, there is no shortage of things to do in Charlottesville. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride to gain a new perspective on the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, explore the nearby University of Virginia campus, tour one of the area's excellent museums, take in a performance at one of the local live entertainment venues, explore Shenandoah National Park and more.

Skyline Drive / Shenandoah National Park

This long, beautiful park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with the broad Shenandoah River and valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont of the east. The most prominent feature is the scenic Skyline Drive, and approximately 80,000 acres have been protected as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. website

Fly Fishing and River Activities

Schedule a lesson or book your guided fly fishing experience at Boar's Head. Call 434.972.6091 for complete information.

Tubing / Canoeing / Kayaking the James River

James River Runners in Scottsville, Virginia

James River Reeling & Rafting in Scottsville, Virginia


Wintergreen Resort has 12 slopes with 6 illuminated for night skiing. Open daily in season.


UVA Art Museum  |  155 Rugby Road, C'ville  

McGuffey Art Center  |  201 Second Street NW, C'ville  

Virginia Discovery Museum  |  Downtown Mall, C'ville  

Walton's Mountain Museum  |  Schuyler, Va  

Performing Arts & Music Venues

John Paul Jones Arena  

Culbreth Theater  

For complete information on  area activities or Charlottesville events, please contact Guest Services.