Local Activities

Some of our favorite things to do


Flying Circus Airshow
The Flying Circus Airshow is an exciting weekend activity for all ages. Located only 45 min. north of Charlotteville, the Flying Circus Aerodrome is open every Sunday from April through October.

Historic Landmarks

Ash Lawn
Ash Lawn-Highland is an historic house museum, 535-acre working farm, and performing arts site in Albermarle County, Virginia. President James Monroe and his wife, Elizabeth Kortright Monroe of New York, owned Ash Lawn-Highland from 1793 to 1826 and made it their official residence from 1799 to 1823. After the Monroes’ death, the name of their farm was changed from “Highland” to “Ash Lawn”; today both names are used.

Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson, designed and redesigned and built and rebuilt for more than forty years. The gardens at Monticello were a botanic showpiece, a source of food, and an experimental laboratory of ornamental and useful plants from around the world.

James Madison’s Montpelier is a 2,750-acre estate that includes farmland, race courses, a terraced two-acre formal garden, a panoramic landscape, a National Landmark Forest, active archaeological sites, and more than 130 buildings, including the main house.

Horseback Riding

Oakland Heights Trail Rides
Enjoy a scenic trail ride with Sally and David Lamb, central Virginia’s premier equestrian guides! Located about 30 minutes from Charlottesville in Gordonsville, VA, Oakland Heights offers half hour and hour long trail rides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Fardowners – Crozet, VA
Shebeen – Charlottesville, VA
Zocalo – Charlottesville, VA

Ski Resorts

Wintergreen Resort

Sky Diving

Skydive Orange


James River Runners


Arcady Vineyard and Wine Tours
Barboursville Vineyards
Jefferson Vineyards
King Family Vineyards
White Hall Vineyards