- TripBuzz found 28 things to do with kids in or near Charlottesville, Virginia, including 14 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Waynesboro, Gordonsville, Fredericksburg and Orange.
- From Virginia Discovery Museum to John Paul Jones Arena, the Charlottesville area offers 49 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Historic Homes, Bike Paths and Hiking Trails.
- Charlottesville rests within central Virginia roughly 70 miles northwest of the capital city of Richmond. Both Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe called the city home before they became Presidents of the United States, leaving several historic sites in the area. It currently serves as a population university town with a multitude of restaurants, entertainment venues, and local music.
The Melting Pot Richmond MoreLess Info
Creamy cheese fondue and meats, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, and shrimp, are cooked fondue-style at the table
Children can role-play at a Panera Bread restaurant or at a post office inside the Virginia Discovery Museum. Visitors can also watch a bee hive, play dress up in the Paramount area, play a pipe organ, and play on a miniature pirate ship.
Located on the campus of the University of Virginia is the prestigious John Paul Jones Arena. The arena features a wide selection of sports and entertainment events throughout the year including basketball, wrestling, music concerts, symphony presentations and more.
A bowling center with a lounge, AMF Kegler's Lanes offers 48 lanes of bowling with shoe rental. The center features pool tables, redemption games, eight flat screen televisions and 18 projectors along with food and drink.
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1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA MoreLess Info
A large number of apple types are available for both picking and purchase at the Carter Mountain Orchard. Seasonal-related festivities are also held throughout the year with emphasis on activities for families with children.
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2306 India Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901 MoreLess Info
Part of the Regal cinema chain, the Regal Seminole Square Cinema 4 is a four theater movie multiplex that shows first run Hollywood movies in all digital video and sound. The theater offers concessions for sale and discount matinees.
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931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902 MoreLess Info
Acting as both a historic site and a period-based garden, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello is a major attraction in Charlottesville. Several historical rooms, furniture, devices, and buildings present the life of one of America's most notable founding fathers.
The University of Virginia can be a very relaxing place to both walk and bike. Almost all the buildings remain in their classic stone architecture forms with extensive manicured lawns and gardens for public viewing.
Stretching a full two miles, the Saunders-Monticello Trail lies along the Thomas Jefferson Parkway. The trail is great for those on leg, bike, or in a wheelchair, with crushed and packed stone and a minimal grade.