The Rivanna River is the major recreational water source in Charlottesville, and in addition to being utilized for the UVA rowing teams, it is also commonly used for fishing, rafting, canoeing, swimming, and tubing.
About Charlottesville: Recreation
The Foxfield Race, also referred to as just "Foxfield" is an annual horse race held in Charlottesville, that attracts people young and old to a long day in the sun in the beautiful outdoors. From young children to UVA students to the young at heart, this Charlottesville attraction draws huge crowds every year!
About Charlottesville: Music & Arts
Opening in 2006, the John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ) has hosted several incredible acts, including Dave Matthews Band, Eric Clapton, The Dead, Cirque du Soleil, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, Blue Man Group, Rascal Flatts, Billy Joel, Justin Timberlake, Maroon5, The Police, Bruce Springsteen, and The Eagles.
About Charlottesville: Historical Attractions
No trip to Charlottesville and Albemarle County is complete without a visit to its five historical gems: Monticello, the Grounds of the University of Virginia, Ash Lawn-Highland, Historic Court Square and Michie Tavern, ca. 1784.
About Charlottesville: Golf & Recreation
There are several beautiful golf courses to choose from in Charlottesville; be sure to try out Birdwood, Farmington, Meadowcreek, Glenmore, Keswick, Rivanna Resort, Lake Monticello, McIntire, Old Trail, and Spring Creek.
About Charlottesville: The Blue Ridge
One of the biggest highlights in Charlottesville is it's scenic views and beautiful drives. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline drive are both a must-see, with an entrance just 22 miles West of Charlottesville.
About Charlottesville: UVA Athletics
The University of Virginia's athletics program competes in Division I (and the Football Bowl Subdivision for football) and since 1953 as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Virginia Cavaliers, also called "Wahoos" or "Hoos", have won 19 recognized national championships, 14 of them since 1980.