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Quilter's Road Trip
Regularly rated as one of—if not the—best place for breakfast in Charlottesville, Bluegrass Grill and Bakery is a comfy and eclectic café serving breakfast, lunch, and homemade breads and pastries. Although it often has a wait at peak hours, the restaurant opens early at 7:00 a.m.
Located a short drive outside of Charlottesville is Monticello plantation, which served as the primary residence of Thomas Jefferson. Designed, built, and rebuilt by Jefferson over the course of 40 years, Monticello is an architectural masterpiece and a true piece of American history.
After a day touring Monticello’s grounds, you’re likely to need a rest, a little food, and, possibly, a drink or two. And Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall—one of the longest in the U.S.—offers all three.
Note: There are plenty of accommodation options in the Charlottesville area, including hotels and bed and breakfasts. Visit the Charlottesville Visitors site for a complete list.
Located less than five miles from Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive (and entrance to the park), the city of Waynesboro provides the perfect base to explore the Shenandoah Valley.
This isn’t technically a “stop,” but rather a three-plus-hour scenic drive through the breathtaking Shenandoah National Park.
Located in the small city of Harrisonburg, the Virginia Quilt Museum was established in 1995 with the mission of preserving, celebrating, and nurturing Virginia’s quilting heritage. The Museum offers tours, special events, and rotating exhibits of antique and contemporary quilts, and is housed in a Civil-War-period house.