Charlottesville Bucket List

Aside from being home to the best school ever (no bias here) and the best M.S. in Commerce program ever (no bias here either), Charlottesville has no shortage of fun things to do outside of U.Va. Check out the bucket list below for some of our favorite C-ville activities!

Monticello: Thomas Jefferson’s plantation home (photo credit: Grace Neill)

1. Jam to live music at the Downtown Mall. The Jefferson Theater, nTelos Pavilion, and The Southern.  Just a few of the many places that you should check out!


Downtown Charlottesville 

2. Cheer on the Cavaliers (for free) at John Paul Jones Arena, Klockner Stadium, Memorial Gymnasium, Scott Stadium, or any of the other athletic areas.

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U.Va fans cheering during a basketball game at John Paul Jones Arena

3. Pack a picnic and hike Humpback Rocks, Crabtree Falls, Sugar Hollow or Old Rag Mountain.

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Blue Ridge Mountains

4. Check out one of the 22 local wineries on the Monticello Wine Trail. Or one of the many local breweries like Star Hill and Blue Mountain Brewery!

5. Eat at all of the restaurants on The Corner. (Fun Fact: C-ville has the highest restaurants per capita in the U.S.!) Some of our favorite on The Corner and beyond: Mas, Mono Loco, The Local, Continental Divide, Eppie’s, Blue Moon Diner, Boylan Heights and Bodo’s Bagels. There are some seriously delicious eats in town so be sure to check them out!

6. Check out one of the many historic sites around C-ville like Monticello or Ash-Lawn.


Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello surrounded by the beautiful fall foliage

7. Grab the #1 ticket at Bodo’s Bagels.

8. Join an intramural sport team to represent M.S. in Commerce.

9. Cruise around in the Wahooptie.

10. Get to the Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. Don’t forget to wait in line for some tacos!

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The Farmer’s Market 

Read more about things to do in C-ville here!

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