As we enter the holiday season, there is a lot to be thankful for. Family, friends, jobs… the list goes on. But, what are we thankful for in our beautiful city? Here are just a few things:
It comes as no surprise that Lynchburg is rich in history, especially the downtown area. Here are just a few of the historic places that make our city special:
- Anne Spencer House & Garden Museum– Anne Spencer, internationally acclaimed poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance, was the only black woman and the only Virginian included in the Norton Anthology of Modern American and British Poetry.
- Point of Honor– This historic home has been restored to display the splendor of life in the early 1800s. The original owner and builder of the home, Dr. George Cabell, attended to many patients, including American patriot Patrick Henry.
- Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest– Jefferson designed the octagonal house at Poplar Forest during his second term as President of the United States. He retired to Poplar Forest between the ages of 66-80 to rekindle his creativity, spend time with his grandchildren and escape the crowds at Monticello.
There are many stories here to uncover, you just have to be willing to look.
In this city, we love to eat all year long, not just on special occasions. This has made Lynchburg a location where chefs travel from all over to open a restaurant of their own. Our culinary landscape provides an option for you no matter what you are craving—from artisan pizza to decadent desserts, from handcrafted salads to international fare and more!
Nothing brings people together like a shared experience. Lynchburg offers wine tastings, music festivals, artisan events and everything in between. Step outside of your comfort zone and find an event that will help you to meet new people and experience a new culture or activity. Have an old favorite? We’ll see you there.
Lynchburg experiences all four seasons—giving those who love the outdoors an opportunity to experience them in several states of beauty. In the fall, the Blue Ridge Parkway turns into a vibrant display of changing leaves, providing the perfect backdrop for a Sunday drive. Winter brings snow-covered trails and mountain tops, perfect for exploring. As Spring arrives, outdoor enthusiasts emerge from hibernation, running and biking on the Blackwater Creek trail system. When things get steamy in the summer, there’s always a lake or stream nearby to help you cool off. No matter which season is your favorite, LYH offers an outdoor activity to suit your style.
Lynchburg’s community is special. It’s full of people who see a need and jump to fix it; who put their dreams on the line to start their own business; and who shop locally to help entrepreneurs achieve those dreams. Lynchburg citizens welcome visitors with open arms, and help them to see what makes this place special. Our city would not be what it is without the colorful, vibrant lives that make up this place.
There is a lot to be thankful for in this city, and we can’t wait to help you discover it.