Central and Western Virginia Travel Guide
Plan Your Central and Western Virginia Vacation
Eastern Virginia's coastal plains start rolling into the gently undulating Piedmont west of I-95. Charlottesville, 71 mi northwest of Richmond, epitomizes the refined elegance of this region, a center of culture amid the vineyards and homes of early-American presidents.
Both locally owned and major chain motels and hotels are plentiful along the interstate highways (I-81, I-64, I-77, I-66),... read more
Since Charlottesville is a college town, most restaurants are very casual. You will need reservations for popular... read more
Things To Do in Central and Western Virginia
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Witness the Thomas Jefferson Triumvirate: Explore this renaissance leader's passion for architecture and agriculture at Monticello,... Read more
Southwest Virginia's hills and valleys have long reverberated with the sounds of fiddles, banjoes, mandolins, and acoustic guitars.... Read more
One of the nation's foremost statesmen, Jefferson is best known for his first contribution to the country: drafting the Declaration of... Read more
Jamestown's Colonial settlers are believed to have made the first wine in Virginia, and Thomas Jefferson is touted as the father of... Read more
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