"The geographic footprint of Charlottesville, Virginia, is filled with centuries of tradition. Three US presidents―Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe―made their homes in or near this haven for history buffs. An academic and college sports attraction, the University of Virginia―designed, built, and founded by Thomas Jefferson―is a large presence in the town. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and just two hours from Washington, DC, Charlottesville is a cultural powerhouse with deep roots. Let this third edition of 100 Things to Do in Charlottesville Before You Die be your guide to all the delightful activities and a roadmap to the true flavor and feeling of today’s Charlottesville. Absorb some culture on a budget with a free concert at the Pavilion or immerse yourself in authentic Shakespeare at Blackfriars Playhouse. Feeling sporty? Take a walk in the woods along the Appalachian Trail or row a boat on the Rivanna Reservoir. Or, if that’s not your cup of tea, how about stopping in for some tea at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar or trying a new brew at North American Sake Brewery? Whether you’re people-watching on the downtown pedestrian mall or hanging out on the Corner at UVA, Charlottesville-based writer Marijean Oldham offers this comprehensive list of Charlottesville to-dos, which should keep you busy from now until you die."