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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. During your stay at Boar's Head Resort, you can embrace the outdoors on a hike through the Blue Ridge Mountains, tour one of the area's excellent museums, gain a new perspective during a hot air balloon ride, and much more. No matter your preference, we'll help you find the best Charlottesville activities to complement your stay.

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 to 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.

Fly Fishing and River Activities

Travel south to Scottsville, VA and the winding James River to enjoy a variety of water activities, including tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fly fishing, and more. Schedule a lesson or book your guided fly fishing experience at Boar's Head; call 434.972.6091 for complete information.


Located an hour drive from Charlottesville, Wintergreen Resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains has 12 slopes, with six illuminated for night skiing. Open daily in season, this beautiful mountain retreat also features a terrain park, ice skating, and Ridgely’s Fun Park for Kids and Families.


There is no shortage of culture to be consumed in Charlottesville. The thriving local art scene includes art galleries and museums that showcase the work of both up-and-coming and renowned artists. From The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia to the Walton’s Mountain Museum in Schuyler, VA, there’s truly something for everyone.

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

Beyond the museums, Charlottesville also offers plenty of unique performing arts and music venues. Head to the John Paul Jones Arena for live musical performances from the likes of P!NK and Keith Urban, or check out the Culbreth Theater at U.Va. for dramatic plays, musicals, and more.

For complete information on Charlottesville activities and attractions, please contact Guest Services.