The Downtown Visitors Center sits on the east end of the Historic Downtown Mall and is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily to assist visitors during their stay in Charlottesville and Albemarle. Complete with hundreds of brochures highlighting area businesses along with our specially trained Travel Specialists, the Downtown Visitors Center is a one stop shop... more
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Take a vacation from your car and explore Charlottesville's captivating downtown and the University areas the most relaxing way, on foot. Visitors and locals alike also enjoy taking advantage of Charlottesville Transit Service's free trolley from historic downtown to the Corner and University Grounds.
Given the county's size and geographic diversity, alternative options for travel beyond the city include private or rental vehicle, bus, limousine or if you feel daring-- ballooning! Customized guided tours of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Monticello Wine Country, and beyond are available by appointment.
Our Downtown Visitor Center is located on our Historic Downtown Mall at 610 East Main Street. Parking is available in the Market Street garage. The first hour is free, and we will gladly provide a parking pass for an additional hour. Market Street garage is located at 108 5th Street, NE.
The drive from Washington DC or Richmond to Charlottesville is a pleasant one. Once you are here, you will feel like you're a million miles away from the noise, crowds and distractions of the big city. Charlottesville rated by Money magazine as the #1 Small City in the South, combines cosmopolitanism and hospitality.
Virginia Cities - Mileage to Charlottesville from:
Major Cities - Mileage to Charlottesville from:
|Albany, NY||466||Atlanta, GA||500|
|Baltimore, MD||150||Birmingham, AL||614|
|Boston, MA||545||Charleston, SC||430|
|Charleston, WV||235||Charlotte, NC||265|
|Chicago, IL||683||Cleveland, OH||378|
|Detroit, MI||534||Greensboro, NC||175|
|Indianapolis, IN||542||Jacksonville, FL||625|
|Knoxville, TN||360||Louisville, KY||480|
|Minneapolis, MN||1130||Montreal, Canada||690|
|Nashville, TN||540||New Orleans, LA||960|
|New York City, NY||350||Philadelphia, PA||250|
|Pittsburgh, PA||257||Toronto, Canada||527|
|Washington, DC||125||Wilmington, DE||216|