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Charlottesville in 2 days

Planning a trip to Charlottesville? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Have breakfast at Bodo’s.
  • 2 Tour Monticello. Call ahead to reserve your tour time.
  • 3 Grab lunch at the historic Michie Tavern, Thomas Jefferson’s former watering hole.
  • 4 Take a walking tour of UVA, either with a guide or on your own, ending up at The Corner for happy hour at Mellow Mushroom.
  • 5 Walk or ride the free trolley to the Downtown Mall for a leisurely dinner at Hamiltons’ at First & Mainor, if you have any energy left, get a quick bite at The Flat and then catch a show at Live Arts.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Have brunch at the Bluegrass Grill & Bakery.
  • 2 Take a vineyard tour and wine tasting at the Barboursville Vineyards.
  • 3 See who’s playing and pick your favorite at one of Charlottesville’s goregeous and trendy downtown music venues, all located on the Downtown Mall.
  • 4 Have drinks and late night munchies at The X Lounge.


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