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.

A great place for college football, baseball, basketball, micro brews, wine. It's a beautiful City. Full of history.
Reviewed by bobe41
on April 20, 2012
Beautiful town amazing range of restaurants with clear focus on locally grown organic food. Thriving local food, farm to market.
Reviewed by ChristineBrennan
on April 20, 2012
Huge variety of great restaurants. Amazingly beautiful in every season.
Reviewed by Rascal
on April 20, 2012
So many great places to eat, and many charming places as well as many historic places to see. Lots of gorgeous countryside as well. Blue Ridge Parkway just minutes away.
Reviewed by vdonahue
on April 20, 2012
Charlottesville has the best food !
Reviewed by Lou
on April 20, 2012
Showing 36 through 40 of 84 reviews

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43,475

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