Summer Family Fun 
A fun way for families to see Charlottesville is to hop aboard the charming Downtown trolley and enjoy the ride. For touring on foot while enjoying the beautiful summer weather, check out the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society. On their terrific walking tours you’ll be regaled with tales about life in the early days of Charlottesville and learn of famous local heroes, including explorers Lewis and Clark who started their amazing journey of discovery right here. The University of Virginia also offers a wonderful walking tour starting at the Pantheon-inspired Rotunda, or you can pick up a map and set your own pace with a self-guided stroll. Keep reading!

Hip & Historic Downtown 
Stroll down the old-fashioned, brick-paved Historic Downtown Mall, a pedestrian-only walkway first created in the 1970s. Here you can catch street performers, browse art galleries and enjoy a shopper’s paradise. The Downtown Mall is a convenient and pleasant stop for finding unique treasures with its wide array of 120 charming shops. The perfect outfit to wear to a summer wedding is easy to find among our specialty boutiques. Looking for gifts? You’ll find toys for kids of all ages; art, crafts and antiques for the in-laws; and books, jewelry and electronics for your spouse. Keep reading!

Charlottesville Welcomes Weddings
The Charlottesville Welcome Book is proud to present our newest publication, the Charlotttesville Welcome Book Wedding Directory — your guide to all the best resources for celebrations with a dash of Charlottesville style. Be sure to visit our extensive website,, for the latest in everything from the weather here in Charlottesville to our popular LookBook of local vendors who would love to help you make your wedding dreams come true. Like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest trends!

This season's wonderful getaway will be hosted by the following fine establishments: