Charlottesville, Virginia

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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.

Lots of great places to eat!
Reviewed by Budwen
on April 20, 2012
Charlottesville is an amazing little city with a lot of heart. It has a passion for the local food movement and an abundance of great restaurants to support it. It is by far my favorite place I have been in the US for food!
Reviewed by ses8wb
on April 20, 2012
Love Charlottesville- what a wonderful place! The food selection is incredible- from Mas Tapas right down to the little places, it is all wonderful!
Reviewed by jennifertoussaint
on April 20, 2012
All kinds of locally owned restaurants and a truly eclectic choice of cuisine. C-ville has something for everyone.
Reviewed by debbiewrites
on April 20, 2012
IT IS A GREAT TOWN WITH WONDERFUL FOOD.
Reviewed by SamuelBass
on April 20, 2012
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43,475

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