Truly, Charlottesville is a magical town. I think I'd say that even if I hadn't spent 4 idyllic college years there. Every time I go back for a weekend, I feel happy, invigorated, rested, inspired. Something about the rolling hills of central Virginia really pull you in. (Or maybe it's all the delicious wine, beer and food you can get down there, too.)
My entire family (plus my brother's fiancee) recently spent a weekend in Charlottesville for my mom's birthday and we had a lovely time. If you don't follow me on Instagram, here are some snapshots I took. I think you'll agree, Charlottesville is an eminently Instagrammable place.
Carter Mountain Orchard
The view from Carter Mountain
A cute bluegrass band (from Canada!) playing at new-to-me spot, the Whiskey Jar.
The stunning view from King Family Vineyards.
and me, Instagramming the crap out of the Rotunda.