Top 10 Scenic Views In CVille


1. Spy Rock

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After a rocky climb, the view of the Religious Range is simply breathtaking.

2. Carter Mountain Orchard

1435 Carter Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The views from Carter Mountain Orchard are lovely, but there’s also the added bonus of live music and the option to pick your own fruit!

3. Humpback Rocks

Humpback Rocks is a hike with magnificent views and occasionally beautiful flowers can be spotted along the way!

4. Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive offers gorgeous fall views without ever having to leave your car. Just drive down to Shenandoah National Park.

5. Monticello

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The drive up to Monticello is quite nice, but there are also several points on Thomas Jefferson’s land that offer a beautiful skyline.


6. Boar’s Head Ballooning

200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, Virginia
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One scenic view of CVille is nice, but how about all of them? A balloon ride is a leisurely and pleasant way to see all of our city’s views.

7. A Scenic Flight

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Wish Wish Wine Tours offers a private flight for up to three people where you can get a sweeping view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Virginia Wine Country.

8. Riprap Hollow

The view from Chimney Rock in Riprap Hollow is enough to make for an exhilarating hike, but Riprap also has a fun swimming hole and a lovely gorge.

9. Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast

10273 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, Virginia
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The Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast property has some wonderful sunsets.

10. The Patio At PVCC

501 College Dr, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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It’s no mountain top climb, but on an early morning, when the campus is practically deserted, it’s a serene place to sit with a cup of tea and watch the fog pour over the mountains.

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy Top 5 CVille Running Trails and Top 6 Hiking Spots Near Charlottesville.

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