A number of factors make Charlottesville and Albemarle County an attractive getaway for group tours, travel and educational outings, either as a single destination, part of a tour of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., or as a stop on the 180-mile Journey through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area stretching from Gettysburg to Monticello.
For starters, the area offers a high concentration of sites and activities in a small geographic area. Charlottesville is also close to several major metropolitan areas and connected to those cities via affordable rail as well as convenient and toll-free routes for buses.
The greater Charlottesville region also offers a wide range of attractions, beginning with the Monticello Neighborhood Pass, which conveniently packages guided tours of three of the area's historic sites - Monticello, James Monroe's Highland and Michie Tavern - for a combined discount price. Visitors can visit all three spots in one day or space them out over time.
While among our most popular offerings, the Monticello Neighborhood Pass is just one facet of the diversity that distinguishes this destination. The staff of the Charlottesville Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau will work with you to brainstorm options and activities into a tour tailored to your group's interests, choosing from vineyard tours, live concerts, scenic drives, art classes or museums, theater performances, historic gardens, unique shopping, orchard harvests and more.
Whatever your final package, the CACVB staff will also help you secure great rates on room blocks at our properties through a competitive RFP process, assist with motor coach parking, provide expert guide referrals, recommend group dining options and offer start-to-finish guidance for a no-hassle experience your guests will never forget.
Things to Do
- Activities & Attractions
- African American Places of Interest
- Arts & Culture
- At Our Parks - Shenandoah National Park
- Family-Friendly Activities
- Historic Sites
- Monticello Artisan Trail
- Orchards & Farms
- Shopping & Antiques
- Vineyards, Breweries & Cideries
- Winery & Brewery Tours
- Regional Attractions
- Getting Around
- Suggested Itineraries
- Group Tours
- UVA Visitors
- Regional Attractions