We know you love a girls weekend, a chance to getaway and catch up with friends. But sometimes you just need time to yourself to discover something or someplace new. Lynchburg is a small, safe city with a walkable Downtown and lots of wonderful shops, galleries, activities and restaurants to enjoy for a renewing solo adventure. So to help you celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’ve put together some great ideas to help you plan your solo trip that treats you to the very best of LYH.
Brunch at Grey’s
Sleep in and then start your day with a tasty brunch at Grey’s. They offer a fresh take on your breakfast favorites, like a sweet potato and chorizo hash or their fried chicken biscuit, and they also have a variety of breakfast cocktails. You’ll enjoy their space as well with their hanging live plants and big open windows.
Shopping at Gladiola Girls
It’s always fun buying a new outfit or accessories, and not only does Gladiola Girls have a fun and eclectic collection, they also are intentional about selecting brands that have quality made pieces that are made in a way that enriches the quality of life for women around the world.
Visit the Lynchburg Museum
Take some time to wander around the Lynchburg Museum. You’ll be sure to learn something new and interesting as you explore the exhibits and dive into the rich history of Lynchburg. It is also free for all visitors to enjoy!
Catch A Show At The Academy
Head over to The Academy Center of the Arts to see a show that has been referred to as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle’ by The Times! Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time will have you on the edge of your seat as you follow the story of fifteen year old Christopher trying to solve the murder of Mrs. Shears’ dog.
Explore The Old City Cemetery
The Old City Cemetery is a lovely piece of Lynchburg history that you can explore. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Lynchburg due to its five small museums that help tell the stories of the nearly 20,000 people buried there.The grounds also include the largest collection of antique roses. Enhance your experience by listening to the Little Did They Know podcast where you can hear the stories of historic Lynchburg women such as Lucy Mina Otey, Lottie Payne Stratton and Maria Wilson.
The Women Portrait Project at Riverviews Artspace
What better way to truly celebrate International Women’s Day than by going to view the The Women Portrait Project, a series of 15 oil paintings that depict individual women at Riverviews Artspace? Suzanne V. Paddock was inspired by her own struggles with identity, confidence and the definition of beauty to create this series in hopes of calling women to community-building and acceptance among other important things in today’s society. Go be inspired!
Dinner and Drinks at The Skyline Grill
At the end of the day, treat yourself to Lynchburg’s one and only rooftop bar and restaurant, The Skyline Grill. Not only will you be able to enjoy delicious food and have your choice of wine, beer or cocktails, you’ll be able to take in the beautiful and scenic blue ridge mountains surrounding the City. The perfect way to end the day.
We hope you enjoy International Women’s Day to the fullest! If you’re also looking to turn your trip into an overnighter, take a look at our variety of cozy lodging options to extend your stay in LYH.