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2-day stay planned last minute

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2-day stay planned last minute

Hello,

We are visiting our relative in Pulaski and last minute decided to visit Monticello as I have always wanted to visit. We are staying at English Inn coming in Wednesday, June 28 and leaving Friday, June 30th. At first we were only going to stay 1 night but added another day as I started to look at the area there is so much more to see. I had already bought our Behind The Scene tickets for Monticello for Thursday before I added the extra day. That is only thing I actually have planned for now.

If you were me and had such limited time what would you be sure to do before leaving? I have looked at Presidents house, which one would you prefer, vineyard, or just walking Campus or downtown.

Any help or tips or restaurant tips would be appreciated. Thanks

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1. Re: 2-day stay planned last minute

Betty...

Take the free trolley to tour the grounds of UVA.

charlottesville.org/departments-and-services…

Head out early taking 64 West to Rockfish Gap / Skyline Drive.., Stop in at Big Meadows Lodge for dessert & a coffee overlooking the meadows & Shenandoah National Park.

Thursday evening Carter's Mountain Orchard.Sunset Series.

chilesfamilyorchards.com/carter-mountain-orc…

Kluge - Ruhe Collection

Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia

Charlottesville & eateries.

Lampo

C & O

Southern Crescent Gallery & Bar

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Bodo's for Breakfast

Christians Pizza

Avoid touristy Michie Tavern

Come & enjoy!

Kesh_grammy

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2. Re: 2-day stay planned last minute

Grammy, thank you so much. Okay will stay away from Michie Tavern. Will do some more reading.

Question - I was thing of doing Tour James Monroe after Monticello. We have 9:30 tickets will allow 4 hours. That would be 1:30. Thought might grab some lunch then and the head over to Highland. Does that sound doable? Any thoughts on a place to have lunch?

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3. Re: 2-day stay planned last minute

Totally doable.. Stop at Salt Artisan on Rt. 53.. A few tables inside & picnic tables outside, or have them pack it to go..

Kesh_grammy

Edited: 24 June 2017, 22:40
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4. Re: 2-day stay planned last minute

Or keep going past Ashlawn to Trumo winery. Great lunch fare, equally great views

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5. Re: 2-day stay planned last minute

Thanks to you both!

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6. Re: 2-day stay planned last minute

There is a lot to do!

If you are a history nut, there is also Ashlawn and their tours run every 15 minutes. Locate about 6 miles from Monticello. Stop at SALT Gourmet store for a bit on the way (any day but Monday - closed Monday).

Are you a fan of beer or wine? We have breweries and wineries.About 15 minutes west on Highway 64 get off on exit 107. Starr Hill Brewery, King Family Vineyards, Pollak Vineyards, buy at picnic lunch at Greenwood Grocery or lunch at Blue Mountain Brewery (they also serve wine for non beer drinkers) Valley Road Vineyards, Cardinal Point Vineyards, Veritas Vineyards and AFton Mountain Vineyards. Dinner one night on Downtown mall (Downtown Grille, Hamiltons, Zocalo, Bebederos, Bang!, Bizou, Commonwealth etc) and one night in Belmont (Mas Tapas, Tavola, Local or Cresent). Just google any of them!

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