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Thank you for visiting! Albemarle County is one of the most desirable locations in Virginia and in the nation, with a wealth of cultural, historic and recreational amenities in a beautiful setting. We have a very strong local food and beverage culture, and a well established and widely recognized reputation for wine and beer tourism.

Albemarle County is a well established and highly desirable destination for regional, national and international tourists. World-renowned landmarks in Monticello and The University of Virginia (UVA) are here, along with the homes of Presidents Madison and Monroe. 

Large musical and entertainment at nearby John Paul Jones Arena brings in visitors for its 15,000 seats. In addition to these established tourism destinations, our community provides a well rounded visitor experience – music, local foot, agri-tourism, and all varieties of adult beverages.

Albemarle in the Headlines:

County Health Rankings Ranks Albemarle County 4th healthiest locality in Virginia (March, 2016)

U.S. News Travel’s Best Vacations List ranked Charlottesville / Albemarle County as one of the top 10 best wine vacation destinations in the world, in great company with international wine regions such as Tuscany, Napa Valley and Buenos Aires. (August, 2012)

The website Go Green Travel Green named Charlottesville / Albemarle County the top spot in the country for agri-tourism. (September, 2012)

Southern Living Magazine named Charlottesville / Albemarle Best College Town (October, 2012) named Charlottesville / Albemarle County number eight in its list of top ten unexpected “beer cities.” (January, 2012)

Southern Living online names Charlottesville / Albemarle community as one of the top ten ‘Tastiest Towns’ in the South (March, 2012)

Charlottesville & Albemarle County Feature a Variety of Fun Festivals Again this Spring  03/08/17

Charlottesville Area Named One of "17 Places You Must Visit in 2017" by Expedia  01/27/17

Charlottesville and Albemarle County: A Festive & Fun Wonderland to Visit in Early Winter  12/06/16

Charlottesville & Albemarle County a Feast for the Eyes, Mind, and Taste Buds in Late Fall 10/25/16

Charlottesville & Albemarle County a Feast for the Eyes, Mind, and Taste Buds this October 09/30/16


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Visitors Center
c/o County Executive's Office
401 McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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