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For a city of our size, Charlottesville boasts an extraordinary number of artistic, cultural, and outdoor activities. Spectacular scenery and championship courses designed by some of the industry's top architects create a winning combination for golfers. The many rivers and lakes provide the perfect setting for aquatic pursuits, such as sailing, swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and tubing. The many beautiful parks offer wonderful settings for sports, picnics, relaxation, and adventure.

If you're not of the sporting mind, Charlottesville/Albemarle County is home to a plethora of unique stores and shops. Visitors will find charming boutiques, antique shops, antiquarian bookstores, distinguished local wineries, and small towns filled with pleasant surprises. The array of entertainment opportunities was only one factor that lead to Charlottesville being named Money magazine's #1 Small City in the South.


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