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Appointments – Charlottesville Sights

Many of our patients plan an appointment with Dr. Myers around a mini retreat: Spring and Fall bring stunning colors to the countryside surrounding Charlottesville, making it a popular East Coast tourist destination. (We can’t tell you how many men and their wives want to schedule a visit with us at the height of the vibrant Autumn Foliage parade so they can travel the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive at its most beautiful!) Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville couples beautiful countryside with Southern Charm and a deep sense of history. Home to the Monticello, Montpelier, and Ash Lawn Plantations, twenty-one wineries, and the vibrant pedestrian walkway called the Downtown Mall, visitors from across the United States come to Charlottesville year after year. (The fact that we’re adjacent to the Shenandoah National Park makes the area even more popular among biking and hiking enthusiasts!)

Here are some sights you shouldn’t miss when you visit us here in Central Virginia.

Monticello Plantation
A visit to Charlottesville isn’t complete without a visit to the home Thomas Jefferson designed. The Monticello historical gardens are truly spectacular.

Montpelier Plantation
Located north of Charlottesvillle in Orange, VA, Montpelier was the home of James Madison, the Fourth President of the US. In September 2008 a full restoration of Madison’s estate was completed thanks to generous grants from the family of William DuPont and the estate of Paul Mellon.

Ash Lawn-Highland, former home to Fifth President of the US James Monroe, is now an historic house museum, a 535-acre working farm, and a performing arts site outside Charlottesville.

Michie Tavern
The Michie Tavern is a restored circa 1784 tavern near Monticello. Take a tour of the historic buildings and visit the gift shop. The traditional Southern Fare served in the dining area isn’t on the diet Dr. Myers recommends—fried chicken is never good!--so you may want to skip the meal here and instead visit another of Charlottesville’s many healthier dining spots.

Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Drive
The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drives span from Front Royal, VA through the Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Cherokee, NC just south of Asheville. Called America’s favorite drive, a trip down this historic roadway during the height of the Spring Flowers or Fall Foliage is one of life’s most delicious pleasures.

The Monticello Wine Trail
Since the greater Charlottesville area is home to twenty-one wineries, getting your daily dose of resveratrol shouldn’t be a problem. Visit the Monticello Wine Trail’s website for information about popular vineyards such as Barboursville, White Hall, Kluge Estate and Jefferson.

The Paramount
The Paramount is a lovingly restored historic theater on the Downtown Mall.

Live Arts
Live Arts is a live arts space on the Downtown Mall.
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