Map of Charlottesville, Virginia
Welcome to Charlottesville, an independent city located in Albemarle County in the heart of beautiful, historic Virginia. Nestled in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville offers you a small-town college atmosphere along with the amenities of arts, culture, and recreation of a larger city. Discovery Map is your guide to the city known as the home of the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson. Our interactive map will give you directions to Charlottesville's must-see destinations, showing you where to stay, where to eat, where to shop, and what to do during your visit. Charlottesville's central location makes it a great home base for day trips to Washington D.C., Richmond, Lynchburg, Williamsburg, Jamestown, or the Chesapeake Bay.
Discovery Map will guide you through the rich history of the area as you stroll the beautiful grounds of the University of Virginia, explore the home and gardens of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, President Madison's Montpelier home, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland, or stroll historic Court Square in downtown Charlottesville.
Charlottesville is an excellent shopping destination! Across the street from Mr. Jefferson's University of Virginia you will experience "The Corner"—stores, shops, boutiques, and restaurants bustling with student life. Discovery Map will guide you to Barracks Road Shopping Center where you'll find just about everything you desire in the distinctive shops, boutiques, and restaurants to be found there. Stroll the beautiful pedestrian downtown mall, a truly unique collection of shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and coffee shops. The Charlottesville Discovery Map will guide you to these outstanding shopping destinations!
Family fun can easily be found in Charlottesville and Discovery Map will show you the way! Spend a day visiting the many historic attractions and museums or go cheer on the University of Virginia Cavaliers as you watch an exciting collegiate athletic event. You can also enjoy a day of golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, camping, canoeing, or tubing on the nearby James River. Explore the many exciting festivals, special events, and cultural performances that take place here in Charlottesville.
Charlottesville offers a wide variety of dining options sure to please any appetite. Discovery Map will provide you with restaurant choices ranging from contemporary urban cuisine, world-class steaks, outstanding seafood, Southern fare, American home-style, and more. Don't forget to sample one of the many ethnic restaurants to be found in Charlottesville. Choose from Mexican, French, Italian, or Cuban cuisine to satisfy your desire for a unique dining experience.
Charlottesville truly has something for everyone—whether you're into history, arts and culture, outdoor adventure, family fun, or shopping and dining—we'll give you directions on what to do and how to get there. Take your first step to Charlottesville, Virginia and let Discovery Maps & Guides help show you the way!