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