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