March is the month many of us are counting down the days to spring and Lynchburg, known for its mild weather, is already experiencing sunshine and 70 degree temperatures. March is also a time to celebrate the luck of the Irish! So we invite you to come to Lynchburg and wear your green with pride.
Start planning your trip by choosing your accommodations. Whether you fancy a B & B, boutique hotel or name brand, Lynchburg has what you need. After settling in to your home away from home, get your Irish on at The Stoney Badger Tavern, Lynchburg’s premier tavern featuring live music on the weekends, a diverse beer selection and a wide variety of delicious entrees.
After dinner take in the view of the downtown cityscape by climbing Monument Terrace, an iconic 139 step memorial, not only dedicated to the city’s losses during times of war, but a master of design rooted in the Renaissance with grand staircase, scrolled stair bases, balusters paying homage to ancient Italian design and an incredible view!
Good Morning! Revive yourself with breakfast at the Lynchburg Community Market. Choices abound from authentic Danish pastries, crepes, gourmet coffees and old standards like bacon and eggs. Okay, not Irish, but tasty!
Next, take a scenic drive to one or more of our Lynchburg area wineries, distilleries or breweries. During March, many are celebrating the luck of the Irish with fun takes on the theme.
After a scenic day out, it’s time for an afternoon nosh. Want to know the difference between an Irish and English tea service? Lynchburg gives you the opportunity to find out! Visit Ploughcroft, an English Tea Room, and Kathleen O’Byrnes Irish Tearoom to enjoy cucumber sandwiches, meat pies, delicious teas and pastries.
Make sure before you arrive in Lynchburg to check our Cultural Events Calendar and purchase your tickets to concerts, performances and shows that strike your fancy.
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast of pancakes, bacon, eggs or, a southern classic, biscuits and gravy. When sufficiently sufficed, stop in our Visitor Center at 216 12th Street to pick up our Guide to the Historic Districts of Lynchburg and enjoy the new spring weather touring Lynchburg’s 7 historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Marvel at the diversity of architecture ranging from the early Quaker conservative influence to Victorian opulence plus Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic and Georgian design styles.
And, after enjoying the sights in our gorgeous historic districts, stop for a cup of coffee or a quick bite to eat at Dublin 3, Lynchburg’s very own Irish-themed coffeeshop. Enjoy great local flavor and service with a great drink before you set out on your next adventure!
We hope you enjoy your time here in Lynchburg which is full of history, good food and great people! We have a lot more planned for this upcoming spring, so don’t let this be the last time you visit!