Feel As If You’re in Europe

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Charlottseville, VA will make you feel as if you are in Europe – come transport yourself. Close to Washington, D.C. and Richmond, there’s a ton of things to enjoy during your stay. Rich history, vibrant arts community, and outdoor recreation options galore makes C’ville a wonderful option for about everyone!

And speaking of something for everyone, be sure to visit the Downtown Mall with restaurants and outdoor dining, theaters, boutiques and other shops. Magic on the Mall brings a holiday market, Santa photos, and kid-friendly activities to downtown C’ville. December holiday events include the Lighting of the Lawn at the University of Virginia. This beautiful tradition is followed by the Grand Illumination tree lighting at Ting Pavillion.

And that’s just the beginning of things to do!


The home of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello, and the surrounding area are popular for visiting during the holidays. If you’re a history buff, this is just one of many places you will want to visit while here.

Thomas Jefferson’s magnificent Monticello is a big draw here, and so is the woodsy Charlottesville KOA in the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills, where dogwoods bloom in spring and hardwoods blaze with brilliant fall colors. It’s just a half hour to Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway for stunning vistas, hiking trails and cave tours. The Charlottesville KOA offers a combination ticket for the tours at a trio of historic sites: Monticello, Ash Lawn-Highland (home of James Monroe) and Michie Tavern, where costumed staff serve an 18th-century lunch.

Back at the KOA, enjoy the pool, beaver pond, sports field, and game room, or just sit back and relax and listen to the birds sing in our natural wooded setting. Pets allowed (except in cabins and cottages) – no charge.

There’s more arts and culture to explore, so whether you visit during the holidays or any time of year, you will be delighted!