Explore the Charlottesville Art Community on the Monticello Artisan Trail

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The Monticello Artisan Trail is a network of local artisan studios throughout the Charlottesville area. The self-guided trail links local hotspots such as restaurants, galleries, studios, lodging, and agri-artisan farms. Partnered with the Artisans Center of Virginia, local business owners, officials, and citizens developed the Monticello Artisan Trail. The trail helps to enhance the region’s artisan industry and tourism activity. … Read More

Beat the Heat at Meade Park Water Park

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As one of the few water parks in Charlottesville, the Onesty Family Aquatic Center at Meade Park is a popular summer spot for families. Opening in the summer of 2009, it is named after Louis A. Onesty. He is considered the “Father of Swimming” in the Charlottesville area due to his support of youth swimming programs.  In addition to a … Read More

Hit the Greens at Golf Courses in Charlottesville

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The lush, rolling hills of Charlottesville make it a prime location for golf courses. Sprawling green fairways and beautiful country clubs are the perfect backdrops for a round of golf. Whether you have time for 18 holes or prefer to hit the driving range for a quick bucket of balls, there are plenty of golf courses in Charlottesville.  Birdwood Golf … Read More

Explore the Night Sky at Leander McCormick Observatory

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For a fun date night or evening out with friends, go stargazing in Charlottesville at the Leander McCormick Observatory. Leander J. McCormick donated the Observatory to the University of Virginia in 1885. Once considered the second-largest telescope in the world back in 1885, the Leander McCormick Observatory is an impressive astronomical piece of equipment. Up until the 1960s, the telescope was … Read More