A longtime resident of Charlottesville has great news for visitors: though the city is always changing, "the people are as welcoming today as they were 50 years ago."

That hospitality shines at our Mobile Visitor CentersCharlottesville hotelsinns and bed and breakfasts, many within walking distance of the biggest draws in Charlottesville, including shopping, dining and music on the Downtown Mall, shopping at Barracks Road and hopping nightlife (and daylife!) of The Corner just beyond the University campus.

You can taste it in the care that goes into food made with the freshest ingredients in the area's multitude of small, independently operated restaurants and bistros. And you can feel it among smiles on every side at events throughout the year, where visitors become residents for the day or the week, welcomed as part of the local community.

We make it easy to experience that warmth, both in getting here and getting around, whether traveling by plane, train, bus or car. And once you're here, we guarantee you'll find no shortage of things to do, whatever your interests. History? Charlottesville has it in spades. Music? Bring your dancing shoes. Boutique wines and craft beers? Cheers!