Media FAQ's

Does the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention &Visitors Bureau (CACVB) assist journalists with visits to the Charlottesville area?

Yes, we welcome members of the media and under certain restrictions, are able to assist visiting journalists with securing lodging and admission into attractions and tours. On occasion, the CACVB may also assistwith meals. The CACVB is unable to assist with transportation to and from the Charlottesville area, but can on occasion accommodate the media for travel within the destination. For more information on our media policy, click here.

Can the media bring guests and/or family members while visiting Charlottesville?

Yes, we encourage the journalists to bring their family and friends to explore Charlottesville and Albemarle County on their own; however, the CACVB cannot guarantee lodging, meals or admission into attractions and tours for guests of working journalists. On occasion, the story may necessitate family members or friends visiting, and we will make arrangements on a case-by-case basis.

Are there restrictions to shooting photographs/video at Charlottesville and Albemarle County attractions?

Yes, filming at certain historical locations such as Monticello and Ash Lawn-Highland necessitate prior arrangements with each of these attractions, as certain areas are off-limits for photography and filming. The CACVB will be happy to provide media contacts for these attractions upon request.

What is the best time of year for the media to visit and cover the destination?

Each season is great for different reasons. The spring and fall tend to be very popular for visitors because there are numerous festivals and events, as well as major University of Virginia events. For this reason, the CACVB encourages members of the press to plan their trip, if possible, in July and August, or mid-November through mid-March. Visits during our high season can be accommodated as long as the stays occur during the week (Monday-Thursday).

Are there photographs available to the media?

Yes, we have hundreds of images. Our photograph collection includes images from our attractions, the University of Virginia, the historic downtown mall, as well as that of wineries, cideries, landscapes, local food and much more. If a journalist doesn't find what he/she is looking for, we encourage him/her to email us and we will do our best to obtain the required images, or put the journalist in touch with the appropriate person who can help.