To experience a diverse mix of our nation’s past combined with the best aspects of today, head to the center of the commonwealth.
Affectionately known as the heart of Virginia, Central Virginia encompasses a wide range of places and experiences—all central to the history, beauty and culture that one seeks during the optimal travel adventure.
Richmond holds the key to Virginia’s success, both past and present. The city is filled with historic landmarks, sites and attractions including the former White House of the Confederacy and Virginia’s state Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson.
Northwest of Richmond, you’ll find Charlottesville, rich with history, academia, culture and viticulture. The area is home to the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, as well as Monticello, Jefferson’s breathtaking home, which has been named a World Heritage Site. Another mark that Jefferson left on Charlottesville is his appreciation for wine.
Because of his efforts, the area is now considered Virginia’s Wine Country, featuring more than 30 vineyards from Charlottesville to Williamsburg.
Along with these perks, Charlottesville is known for its rich arts and entertainment venues, its incomparable dining scene and its never-ending assortment of outdoor activities available year round.