Of the many things to do in Charlottesville and central Virginia, wine tasting and winery tours offer the perfect blend of history, scenery, discovery, and fun. King Family Vineyards, along with more than 30 other wineries near Charlottesville, is a member of the Monticello Wine Trail. This group of small wine producers is often seen as the epicenter of the best of Virginia wine.
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All of your travel companions may not prefer wine. You’re in luck. Many tours can take you to some of the new and exciting:
Staying local? Need an outing with adventure, fun, and fresh air for kids, pets, and nature-lovers of all ages?
Here’s some of our favorite, family-friendly excursions. Indulge yourself in the natural beauty of the area. Give your young ones a chance to expend some energy. These local attractions in Crozet offer a chance to unplug, destress, and have fun, either before or after your visit with us:
It is just a short, 20 minute, scenic drive to get from King Family Vineyard to Charlottesville. This small college town offers acclaimed restaurants, national music tours, local theater, and more.
You can visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. For more information, visit Monticello.org
Young kids will also enjoy the interactive Discovery Museum, the McGuffey playground, the McGuffey Art Museum, and ice cream at the old-fashioned Chaps.
Another can’t-miss destination: the IX Art Park. In this ever-changing landscape of art installations, kids can find a sandbox, tricycles, and other imaginative creations. Several restaurants and a long green space make this an ideal and memorable spot.
If you’re planning a getaway without children, we suggest:
Looking for something more quirky? You might:
Charlottesville boasts all kinds of festivals year-round. These annual events offer a diverse range of attractions and family-friendly experiences. Our favorites include:
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