We don’t always have time for a long, luxurious vacation. Sometimes, short bursts of adventure are exactly what we need to reset and recharge. If you’re planning a weekend trip to Lynchburg, here are the top things to see, food to eat, places to stay and things to ‘gram.
What to See
It’s impossible to come to Lynchburg and not see the James River. Not only is it the reason Lynchburg was founded, it’s an ideal spot for relaxation and sightseeing. Spend an afternoon with James River Adventures, exploring the river by canoe, kayak, SUP or tube. It’s a guaranteed unrivaled view of the city.
For another incredible perspective on Lynchburg, walk up the sloping steps of Monument Terrace and enjoy a free visit inside the Lynchburg Museum. Not only is the view walking up the steps breathtaking (and we’re not just talking about the workout), the Lynchburg Museum is full of incredible information about Lynchburg’s history.
Where to Eat
If you’re anything like us, you plan your vacation around the food, right? One of the best things about Lynchburg is that your next favorite meal is literally just a block (or less!) away.
Coffee and Breakfast
Being a city with a handful of colleges and universities means we have a lot of incredible coffee shops to choose from. Because you can’t possibly just choose one restaurant to start your day with, we recommend a breakfast-crawl of sorts. Starting with coffee:
- Dublin 3 Coffeehouse
- 5th Street Grind
- The White Hart Cafe
- The Drowsy Poet
- The Muse Coffee and Roastery
- The Bean Tree Cafe
- Cafe Bliss
- Grains of Sense
And then breakfast or brunch:
- Market at Main (their sweet potato pancakes are 🙌)
- Grey’s (their grits will change your mind about grits!)
- Famous Anthony’s (their chicken biscuit is the stuff of Southern dreams!)
- Duke’s Diner (it’s dog friendly!)
Lunch and Dinner
Whether you want a leisurely lunch outside, a quick bite so you can move on to your next adventure, or something a bit more daring for your palate, you won’t be short on options.
View some of our favorites here!
Where to Stay
If boutique hotels with historical stories are your vibe, Lynchburg is a must-visit. Our downtown hotels have storied pasts and their walls help tell those narratives.
Lynchburg is also home to international brands like Hilton, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn and Marriott, if those quality hotels are more your taste.
What to ‘Gram
We love a good street art moment, and there is always something new popping up on the streets! A few of our favorites:
(Golf Park Coffee Co.)
(Small Batch Barbecue)
When you’re in and around Lynchburg, make sure you tag #LYHVA so we can see all the cool spots you hit up!