TRAVEL GUIDE | CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

This past weekend we were in Virginia visiting one of my boyfriends best friends and his family. This was my third time in Charlottesville and I love it a little more every time. As we boarded our plane we recognized a few faces from our last flight to Virginia. There is something that always feels familiar about this trip, like coming home. Virginia has a way of welcoming even the newest face with open arms.

Usually before I go on a trip I spend hours researching restaurants, things to do & see (often based on the best interior design). Not for this trip though, luckily for us we have amazing hosts to show us around their city. Our friends never fail to have an itinerary for the weekend, highlighting all their favorite spots. Given their track record of amazing stays, we trust them to do so! I love this city and the people so I wanted to share some of the many reasons I love going back. If you ever find yourself in Charlottesville, VA or are looking for an out-of-the-box vacation destination, here is my city guide of all the best things to do, eat and see!

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THINGS TO DO | VIRGINIA WINE COUNTRY

This is always one of the highlights of our trip so I had to put it at the top of the list of things to do. Virginia wine country has so much to offer to the wine lovers, as well as those just along for a fun day. Make a day of winery hoping, sampling the local vino.   My Favorite Wineries:  Pippin Hill  Veritas  King Family  Trump Winery  Early Mountain Vineyards

This is always one of the highlights of our trip so I had to put it at the top of the list of things to do. Virginia wine country has so much to offer to the wine lovers, as well as those just along for a fun day. Make a day of winery hoping, sampling the local vino.

My Favorite Wineries:

Pippin Hill

Veritas

King Family

Trump Winery

Early Mountain Vineyards

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In a very close second place, King Family Winery never disappoints. Grab a picnic blanket and a spread of cheese and meats and enjoy an afternoon taking in the mountain scene

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Unique to King Family there is a polo ground and stable situated on the property. If you schedule your trip during a Polo match you can watch the game from your picnic set up.

Unique to King Family there is a polo ground and stable situated on the property. If you schedule your trip during a Polo match you can watch the game from your picnic set up.

C-VILLE | PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

  • Bebedero

  • The Alley Light

  • The Local

  • The Fitzroy

  • Red Pump Kitchen

  • Prime 109

C-VILLE | PLACES TO SHOP

  • Eloise: Womens Fashion

  • Scarpa Boutique

  • Honey Rider Boutique

  • Roxie Daisy: Home Decor

  • And George Antiques