The beginning of a new year is the perfect chance to refocus and start fresh. Creating a bucket list is a great way to organize all the things you want to accomplish through the year. Bucket lists can be helpful, but they can also be pretty broad. Traveling internationally is a typical item on most people’s agenda, but it’s not always realistic or financially possible for everyone. Why not create a local bucket list of things you can do in your community? Check out our 2019 Charlottesville Bucket List for fun ideas and activities around Central Virginia.
2019 Charlottesville Bucket List
1.) Go Hiking
If you haven’t been on a hike in Charlottesville, then what are you waiting for? With the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounding the city, it’s one of the best places in Virginia to go hiking. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park offer plenty of trails for hiking. Even if you aren’t able to physically go hiking, taking a scenic Sunday drive on Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway is a great way to see the incredible mountain views.
2.) Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
Hiking may be one way to explore the mountains, but if you want to get the best view, riding in a hot air balloon is the way to go. Boar’s Head Inn along with several other rental companies offer hot air balloon rides over the city of Charlottesville. If you’re not afraid of heights, then be prepared for a breath-taking experience. Although they can be costly, splitting the rental fee with a friend or two makes the price more affordable.
3.) Montpelier Hunt Races
As this event only takes place once a year, you’re definitely going to want to add it to your 2019 Charlottesville Bucket List! Spend the whole day watching races, walking around the field and shopping at vendors, and sipping wine in a lawn chair. Is there anything better?
4.) Go to a UVA Football Game
If you’ve never been to Scott Stadium to see a UVA Football game, then be sure to go this year! Charlottesville is known for being a college town, but even if you aren’t UVA alumni, you can still go out and support your local community. Plus, who doesn’t love tailgating and some good old-fashioned American football?
Hiking, hot air balloons, vineyards, and football games are all good and fun, but there’s nothing like getting more involved in your community. Volunteering is one way we can offer help to our neighbors and spread kindness. If you’re looking for a place to volunteer, you can check out Habitat for Humanity, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, United Way, or The Women’s Initiative. Even if none of those organizations seem interesting, you can always find something you’re passionate about and look for a way to contribute.
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