The Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched its ‘2012 Stay Local, Play Local' campaign. Officials from Albemarle County, the city of Charlottesville and the Monticello Artisan Trail launched the campaign at a press conference at Carter Mountain Thursday.
This is the third year the bureau has had this program, which urges people to stay in this region for their vacations. This year they launched a new tool to help people to do that - a smartphone app that is the mobile version of visitcharlottesville.org.
The app will help people see what is nearby - where they can stay, eat and see entertainment. This is all part of the push to keep people here in Charlottesville and Albemarle for their fun.
"Start your day at a farm stand for the freshest fruits and vegetables. As it gets hot, head to one of our beaches at a county lake, or paddle the river. Hungry yet? Treat yourself to a fabulous dinner featuring locally grown food. You can picnic at a winery and listen to the music as you take in mountain views at sunset," said Ann Mallek of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. "This is not some pricey vacation far away but a day you choose to do something for yourself in your neighborhood. That's the beauty of stay local play local."
The new app is already up and running. If you visit visitcharlottesville.org on any smartphone you will be automatically directed to it.
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