Forbes Travel Guide thinks Charlottesville is a HIDDEN GEM and we do too!
Even if you don’t know the words to “My Shot” by heart, you’ve probably at least heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s theatrical production Hamilton by now. An absolutely fascinating mélange of American history and hip-hop, the play is as much a game-changing cultural phenomenon as it is a biography about one of our founding fathers.
Thomas Jefferson has a role in the Broadway smash, but it’s clearly one of the supportive variety. History buffs know that if they’re to get the full story on the United States’ third president, they have to look somewhere other than New York City for it. (And who are we kidding? You couldn’t score a ticket to the play before 2018 anyway.)
For a true peek into Jefferson’s life, you have to venture to his home in Charlottesville, Virginia. But the proud city steeped in history has a lot more going for it than massive estates sitting atop the Blue Ridge Mountains. Charlottesville is a naturally stunning city with a burgeoning culinary scene, Five-Star-quality accommodations, world-class golf and a calendar full of spring activity. So, if you have a few days for exploring, continue reading Forbes Travel Guide’s itinerary to set the stage for a memorable vacation.
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