Surrounded by lush countryside and a vast open sky, it's easy to see why Charlottesville, VA is the birthplace of great ideas. Best known as the home of two U.S. presidents, it's a place where bold creativity blend with strong tradition. One trip here, and you won't want to leave. So start looking for a Charlottesville car rental and hotel today, and prepare to be wowed.
Flights to Charlottesville land nine miles from town at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport. From there, you can hail a taxi or get a hotel shuttle, but car rentals in Charlottesville VA are popular because many visitors like to explore the surrounding region, which includes historic sites like the Virginia State Capitol in nearby Richmond and Point of Honor, a Federal-style mansion, in Lynchburg. Nearby Shenandoah National Park, with its cascading waterfalls and magical vistas, makes for the perfect getaway. Within the city, you can cruise to Pen Park for a picnic just three miles from downtown, or visit the University of Virginia and stroll through campus. Hungry? There's no better opportunity to try all the best fried chicken joints in a town known for its fried chicken. With sights like the Rotunda at the University of Virginia (a Thomas Jefferson architectural masterpiece), Ash-Lawn Highland (President James Monroe's residence), and the Historic Downtown Mall, the deep culture and history of this town is sure to amaze. Don't forget to take a tour of Thomas Jefferson's plantation, Monticello, an absolute must-visit.
From the engaging exhibits at the Virginia Discovery Museum to performances at the Jefferson Theater to the nightlife scene around the university, Charlottesville is chock full of activities. Start planning your trip early on Travelocity by searching for a Charlottesville airport car rental, airfare, and lodging -- if you bundle Charlottesville hotels and flights together on Travelocity, you can save up to $537 overall.