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Enjoy destination dining, local wine, history, and art in the vibrant mountainside city of Charlottesville

Nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Shenandoah National Park, Charlottesville, Virginia, is perhaps best known as the home of two former presidents (Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe) and the University of Virginia. But beyond its presidential pedigree and handsome neoclassical campus, the city is an ideal location for a few days away.

Back to the future in Richmond, Virginia

History is always close at hand in a colonial city—especially one that’s home to a Thomas Jefferson–designed state capitol and the graves of two other presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler). Still, Richmond works hard to not only showcase its legacy, but also prove it is home to innovative offerings that appeal to modern visitors.

Where to eat, sleep, and shop in the twin cities of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia

“Bristol: A good place to live,” proclaims a giant glowing sign arching over State Street. In 1921, citizens of Bristol, Tennessee, and Bristol, Virginia, voted for the modest slogan.

Fall foliage along Blue Ridge Parkway

This 469-mile scenic highway, a New Deal project to provide Depression-era jobs, connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina to the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.

Southeastern Ski Scoop

Just three and a half hours northeast of Atlanta, Cataloochee is ideal for a weekend trip. Sixteen slopes cater to a mix of skill levels, indicated by names such as “Upper...

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