Visit Charlottesville
A Place Like No Other

Located in Central Virginia just 30 miles east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville pairs stunning natural beauty with a lively mix of arts, culture and history. In the span of a single day, you can go horseback riding, dine at a five-star restaurant and catch a concert at one of the many performance venues downtown. Charlottesville brings together the best of many worlds, offering the livability and community found in smaller cities with the amenities and cultural attractions of a metropolis.

And with a recently-expanded airport, downtown Amtrak station, and proximity to Interstate 64, this hidden gem is surprisingly easy to find. Come visit the place the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research recently named “the happiest city in America” and see for yourself.

Enjoying The Local Flavor

Just beyond Grounds lies the Corner, a stretch of shops and restaurants spanning seven blocks on University Avenue. This popular destination offers students the chance to shop, grab a coffee, meet for lunch or just socialize.

A mile or so away, in downtown Charlottesville, lies the Downtown Mall. A pedestrian mall popular with visitors, students, families and locals, this outdoor promenade offers a variety of shops, restaurants, coffeehouses and performance venues that attract some of the nation’s top musicians.

Albemarle County And Beyond

Just beyond Grounds lies the Corner, a stretch of shops and restaurants spanning seven blocks on University Avenue. This popular destination offers students the chance to shop, grab a coffee, meet for lunch or just socialize.

A mile or so away, in downtown Charlottesville, lies the Downtown Mall. A pedestrian mall popular with visitors, students, families and locals, this outdoor promenade offers a variety of shops, restaurants, coffeehouses and performance venues that attract some of the nation’s top musicians.

Getting Here

Located just eight miles from the University, Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) offers 50 daily non-stop flights to and from Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York/LaGuardia, Washington/Dulles, Detroit and Atlanta. It is served by United, Delta and American Airlines.

If you’re traveling by train, the Charlottesville Amtrak Station is two miles from the University at 810 West Main Street. And if you’re traveling by bus, the Greyhound Bus Terminal at 310 West Main Street is just two miles from Grounds.