We look forward to seeing you ... a little later

On Thursday, March 12, 2020 the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ralph Northam, declared a state of emergency for the state.  And, though we would love to have you come visit us here in Lynchburg, we know this is a time to stay where we are for the health of our nation.

So during this time of refrained travel, we encourage you to keep those plans you made to visit LYH but change the dates to later this spring, summer or fall.  Lynchburg’s beautiful scenery will still be here, our chefs will be waiting to serve you their latest creations, and our must-see sites and attractions will still welcome you with tales of historic moments and adventurous activities.  So take some time and peruse our website for ideas on what to do and where to go as you plan your later visit with us.

Though we are sequestering ourselves at home, you can still get out for some fresh air or sit in the bubble of your car.  Wherever you are, take a walk in your local park or trail system, or take a walking or driving tour of a local historic district.  Take a kayak or canoe out on a nearby river or lake and do a little window shopping (make a list of the things you desire and come back to the shop at a later date).

We look forward to seeing you later.  Stay healthy!  #PostponeNotCancel

Hey, Lynchburg residents! We've gathered information below on dining and shopping options, virtual experiences and travel industry information.
Shopping, Dining & Events

To help you navigate what restaurants are offering drive-thru, pick-up or delivery, what local online retailers are available and what events have postponed or canceled, we’re working to research and update this section daily.  Please call or check the website of any business or venue you want to utilize or attend.  Some restaurants are utilizing the services of Grubhub, Doordash and Uber Eats!

Restaurant Delivery

Restaurant Pick-Up/Takeout

Curbside Service

Online Retailer

Lynchburg Community Market

Downtown Lynchburg Association

Virtual experiences

What else is there to do you ask?  Lots! 

Grab your phone and take a FaceTime walk with a friend’ stroll along the path while you catch up virtually with someone you haven’t seen in a while.  Have a Zoom dinner with out of town family, order delivery or pick-up dinner and set up your computer camera to enjoy a meal with loved ones faraway.  Here are some other ideas:

Civil War Downtown Walking Tour

Civil War Trails Marker Driving Tour

Walk LYH Trail System

Stroll the Old City Cemetery

Stay Healthy with these tips and important links:
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Keep to gatherings of less than 10 people
  • Get fresh air
  • Stay informed and connected

CDC Information

Virginia Tourism Information

Virginia Department of Health

Tourism Industry Partner Information: Lodging, Restaurants, Retail, Event Producers

The Office of Economic Development & Tourism of the City of Lynchburg is working to gather the most recent and relevant information regarding COVID-19.  Below are links to the most recent announcement from Governor Northam and recommendations from the Virginia Tourism Corporation, VRLTA.  

Please let the Lynchburg Visitor Center know if you are closing for a period of time and what those dates are, if you are postponing or canceling an event or if you are offering a service to the public during this crisis.  You can email the Visitor Center at Tourism@lynchburgvirginia.org or call at (434) 485-7290

Thank you for everything you do to make LYH a great place to visit.  We’ll get through this together and come out stronger.  Stay in touch and Stay Healthy!  #PostponeNotCancel

Message from Mayor Treney Tweedy 

Save Small Business Fund


Virginia Tourism Corp. 

Commonwealth of Virginia

Virginia Lodging Restaurant Travel Assoc.