Charlottesville is one of the most beautiful and fun cities in Virginia and an easy drive from the Washington, D.C. area. Whether you live in D.C. or are visiting our nation's capital, a day trip to Charlottesville, Va., is a must for a family vacation with teens.
Charlottesville is home to Thomas Jefferson's University of Virginia, which is the one of the most classic-looking universities in this country. With the stark contrast of red brick to white domes, columns and trim, teens will fall in love with the school at first sight. However, the beauty of the university is not skin-deep, and there are plenty of things to do in Charlottesville, so let's get started!