Charlottesville, Virginia

Votes



2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

168 Votes - "Best For Food"
77 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
3 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"

Description

Charlottesville boasts both the Blue Ridge Mountains and the University of Virginia in Thomas Jefferson’s hometown. Charlottesville’s dining is concentrated in the Downtown Mall where visitors can also find historic buildings, over a hundred shops and arts all accessible by a local trolley.

Our team sampled 12 of the 30 restaurants in one day, where the farm-to-table movement has taken over. Local chefs use ingredients right from the farmers market and nearby farms, wineries and ranches like Brookeville Restaurant’s fried green tomatoes, The C&O’s cheese and produce, and Tavola’s local wines. Our team additionally enjoyed Bizou, Positively 4th Street, Tempo, Belmont BBQ, and MAS.

At the University of Virginia, look for the Rotunda, The Lawn and Beta Bridge, local landmarks with significance among students. Tour Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe’s homes; visit the home and Gardens of Monticello and a number of historic markers; and attend a concert in a variety of venues. Visitors will also enjoy local parks, farms, vineyards and breweries.

Mountains, creeks and forests provide the perfect setting for any outdoor outing whether hiking, biking and camping, or taking on rafting, kayaking, tubing or canoeing. Ski and snow board in the winter, hike the Appalachian Trail, view nature in Shenandoah National Park, or golf on beautiful courses. See what else makes Charlottesville such a livable town in its reviews.

I recently moved to Crozet- small town 10 minutes away from Charlottesville. We go into town for dining- great fun, great food, and great people.
Reviewed by crozetgirl
on April 20, 2012
Outstanding food selection and choices
Reviewed by spindoctor
on April 20, 2012
Many great restaurants to select from and a wealth of historical and cultural activties to experience. A city but with a small town feel and the people are friendly and welcoming.
Reviewed by ssinard
on April 20, 2012
Something delicious for everyone from great student eateries to quaint bistros and upscale dining!
Reviewed by dianac
on April 20, 2012
So much greatness to choose from.
Reviewed by ImJess
on April 20, 2012
Showing 51 through 55 of 84 reviews

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