Welcome Book Spring Summer 2020

Fun Especially for Families

See Charlottesville by hopping aboard the free trolley and cruising the Historic Downtown area and the University of Virginia’s Corner. The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society’s walking tours will regal you with tales of local heroes like Lewis and Clark. UVA offers tours, starting at the Pantheon-inspired Rotunda and families of young children won’t want to miss the Virginia Discovery Museum or McGuffey Park. For outdoor play, visit Shenandoah National Park, now celebrating 75 amazing years. Go to CharlottesvilleFamily.com for a calendar of events and be sure to visit use the following resources on your next trip to Charlottesville.

Carter Mountain, Chiles and Spring Valley Orchards

Spring Valley Orchard has juicy cherries from May through June. With springtime strawberries, summertime peaches, and autumn apples and pumpkins, Chiles Peach Orchard is open three seasons out of the year! Find veggies lovingly grown by our neighbors, local crafts and photography, fresh goodies baked in our kitchen, and our own homegrown fruit here. Enjoy Carter Mountain year 'round with delivered-to-the-door fruit butters, jams, gourmet foods, and gift items.  Shop our Online Orchard and visit chilesfamilyorchards.com for more information.


Families visiting Charlottesville on their vacation will love the events and resources found in CharlottesvilleFamily's Bloom magazine, everything from fun to fill an afternoon to practical help like babysitters and pediatricians. CharlottesvilleFamily's Bloom is an award-winning bimonthly magazine dedicated to serving families in Charlottesville-Albemarle with engaging feature stories on parenting, education, health and recreation as well as useful resources designed to help "Make Parenting Easier & Growing Up Fun."