Central and Western Virginia

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Central and Western Virginia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Ash Lawn–Highland

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Standing in contrast to the grandiose Monticello is the modest home of James Monroe, who held more major political offices than any other U...Read More

  • 2. Carter's Mountain Orchard

    Farm/Ranch

    If apple cider is more to your taste, visit Carter's Mountain Orchard for stunning views of Charlottesville and some of the best apples in the state. ...Read More

  • 3. McGuffey Art Center

    Downtown | Arts/Performance Venue

    Housed in a converted 1916 school building, McGuffey Art Center contains the 2nd Street Gallery and the studios of painters, printmakers,...Read More

  • 4. Monticello

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Thomas Jefferson's home, long featured on the back of the U.S. nickel, is well worth the admission and the almost inevitable wait. Arrive early...Read More

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  • 5. The Starr Hill Brewery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The Starr Hill Brewery is one of the most well-respected breweries on the East Coast, featuring four house brews including Amber Ale, Pale Ale...Read More

  • 6. University of Virginia

    University | Educational Institution

    The University of Virginia is simply called "The University" by many associated with it, annoying its rivals. Unquestionably, though, it is...Read More

  • 7. University of Virginia Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The University of Virginia Art Museum, one block north of the Rotunda, exhibits art from around the world from ancient times to the present day. ...Read More

  • 8. Virginia Discovery Museum

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    At the Virginia Discovery Museum children can step inside a giant kaleidoscope, explore a reconstructed log cabin, or watch bees in action in...Read More

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