Winter is here, and along with the cold and some occasional dreary weather, it can feel almost impossible to get out and about. We’re here to tell you that it’s time to bundle up and take a step outside, you won’t want to miss out on these winter activities in Lynchburg, VA.
Hit the Slopes at Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre
Take yourself outside this winter and do some skiing, snowboarding, or tubing down Liberty’s Snowflex Centre. Snowflex doesn’t need any snow for its year-round slopes. After your downhill descent, grab a bite to eat at Macado’s, Shakers, or pop by River Ridge Mall to dine at one of the many restaurants like Papa Gallo and Iron & Ale Bistro.
Grab a Hot Drink and Walk the Trails
Bundle up, grab a few friends, and head to Black Water Creek Trail for a winter walk! This flat trail is surrounded by woods and is the perfect place to go for a little walk-and-talk escape. At the Ed Page entrance, grab a specialty hot drink from Nomad Coffee to warm up. Pro-tip: try one of their signature lattes like the Chai-A Le Bouf or the Cinco De Mocha.
Ice Skate at LaHaye Ice Center
Wear your tall socks and head to LaHaye Ice Center for a day of skating with friends. Anyone can skate during their public skate hours. Don’t be discouraged if you take a few spills, get back up and enjoy gliding around the rink. LaHaye is also home to Liberty University’s ice hockey team. Be sure to keep a lookout for games. Liberty hockey is the perfect winter sporting event the whole family can enjoy!
Stroll Historic Grounds or Take a Look Inside Jefferson’s Home
Take some time to see a little piece of history in Lynchburg at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Poplar Forest is the perfect attraction for every season. Tour the house and grounds, walk the new gravel trails, and stop by the gift shop to pick up a little memento of a great visit. When you’re finished pop by Montana Plains for the soup of the day and a hot panini. Pro Tip: try the Thomas Jefferson panini to stay on brand!
Warm Up a Dreary Day with a Pot of English Tea at Ploughcroft Tea Room
When you’re ready to take the winter activities inside, visit some shops Downtown and then head to Ploughcroft Tea Room for an authentic English afternoon tea. Enjoy classic British menu staples like cottage pie, and the Canterbury chicken & mushroom pie… and don’t forget to save room for the pudding! Pro Tip: gather your best pals and have a themed tea party! The tea room is the perfect venue for any celebration or party.
Date Night by a Fireplace
Date night can still be fun during the winter months! Visit Reserve Wine Room, 7 Rooftop Bar, or Skyline Grill for a romantic evening, good food, and city views. Keep warm with their outdoor heaters and fireplaces. Pro Tip: order the mulled wine from Reserve Wine Room!
Break a Sweat at Jump Trampoline Park
Jump is the perfect activity for people of all ages interested in putting in some work to bounce about. Jump on 10,000 square feet of trampoline, fall into the ball pit, and show off your tumbling tricks at this great amusement park!
Join in on the Fun at FunQuest
FunQuest is an LYH attraction with roller skating, arcade games, laser tag, and indoor climbing gyms. With so much to do in one place, you can see why FunQuest really is fun for the whole family. Pro Tip: Check out their calendar for fun special events and themed nights!
Catch a Movie at Regal or Venue Cinemas
Winter activities wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the movies. Lynchburg has two options where you can catch the newest film on the big screen. Regal Cinemas at River Ridge Mall is the perfect place to watch the newest movie, and shop around or grab a bite to eat all under the same roof. Venue Cinemas is a great low-cost alternative showing movies that have already circulated around the big theaters.
Whatever you do, don’t let the cold weather keep you at home! We encourage you to get out and explore all there is to do during the winter months in Lynchburg!