Things to Do in Charlottesville & Crozet

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. 

Plan Your Wine Tour

Experience the wine trail:

A Drinkable History

Virginia is also known as the birthplace of American wine. Learn what you need to know about Virginia wine.

Tip: You Can Get Everyone in Good Spirits

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:

  • Breweries
  • Cideries
  • Distilleries

chiles peach orchard in crozet is near king family vineyards

Local Outdoor Attractions in Crozet

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:

  • Mint Springs – playground, picnic shelters, gorgeous hiking trails year-round, summer swimming beaches, water activities
  • Chiles Peach Orchard – pick your own peaches, pumpkins, strawberries, apples, shop homemade treats
  • Wildrock – a special playscape with kid-friendly trails designed to encourage kids to explore and experience nature 
  • Sugar Hollow Trail – a favorite trail offering fabulous waterfalls and creeks on your way to a wonderful swimming hole

Things to Do in Charlottesville

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.

Our Top Picks for Families

You can visit Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. For more information, visit

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.

Top Picks for Adults

If you’re planning a getaway without children, we suggest:

  • Float or kayak on the Rivanna River
  • Eat on the Downtown mall
  • Take in a show at Live Arts or the Paramount
  • Hike, bike, or ride horses on nearby trails

Off the Beaten Path

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:

  • The Virginia Book Festival
  • The Virginia Film Festival
  • Tom-Tom Festival
  • Kite Festival
  • Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Monticello Wine Festival
  • Cville Pride Festival

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