All in all, this is a well-researched (and linked) story that shows what a weekend in Charlottesville (and Albemarle) could be if you had seemingly unlimited time, stamina and funds. Most can’t stay at Keswick, but most can get a cup of coffee at Shenandoah Joe’s.
The whole thing is worth a read (or a solid skim).
Visitors are drawn to Charlottesville for a number of reasons: The University (UVA); to admire Thomas Jefferson’s architectural brilliance displayed in Monticello and the Rotunda; to see what all the hype is about with an expanding wine industry, or this time of year: to attend one of the many weddings thrown here by couples striving for a memorable nuptial weekend. â€¦
The flight into CHARLOTTESVILLE AIRPORT was a smooth one until you land and realize that your luggage was lost during your layover. Deep Breathâ€¦The stress of the situation melts away as you gaze at the blue-tinted Blue Ridge Mountains, as calming as the ocean, in the distance.
But really, I’m super-impressed with the linkage that they offered â€¦ call me old-fashioned but there’s something more permanent about a link to someone’s actual presence on the interwebs as opposed to a Facebook page.
Note – they do a much better job of articulating the beauty and things to do in Charlottesville than this theme-park-ish map of Charlottesville from 2007.