Whether you are a fan of the Bard, love to explore pretty small towns, or are looking for a well-situated base for discovering some of Virginia’s most beautiful natural attractions, Staunton, Virginia is a great choice for visitors. With both culture and nature within easy reach, this pretty small town has everything you could want in a grownup getaway.
For a city of less than 45,000 residents, Charlottesville certainly punches above its weight when it comes to what it offers visitors. Here are 6 grownup things to do in Charlottesville, Virginia, from craft cideries to quirky art installations to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
There’s probably no better way to learn about a person than to visit their home.You might even discover a few skeletons if you look in the right closets. Which is exactly what Henk and I discovered when we were visiting Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, America’s third President and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
I’ve had my share of wine tastings. (And I’m not just talking about Saturday nights while binge-watching Yellowstone). Whether it’s for business or pleasure, I’m more than happy to include a winery visit on my travels. But to be totally honest, while the wines I take home may be memorable, most of the tasting ‘experiences’ themselves aren’t as remarkable. That was certainly not the case when we visited Keswick Vineyards in Virginia, about half an hour outside of Charlottesville – because this particular visit started with something I’d never even heard of: a horseback wine tour through the estate’s vineyards!