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Things to do in Lynchburg

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“A fun way to spend the day with younger kids. It's also located downtown so there's plenty of good restaurants nearby!”
  • 29 locals recommend
History Museum
“Mr. Jefferson’s summer home is a beautiful 45 ish minute drive over the mountain. Several good restaurants this way over the mountain. And a prettier drive to WalMart.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Park
“This paved bike/walking path connects with Percival's Island for even more fun! Outdoor fun for the whole family!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you are looking for fire roasted, craft pizzas and beer, this is the place to go. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great if you don’t want to feel weird eating pizza in a polo shirt (it’s slightly upscale). Get the Warm Crab Dip appetizer if you’re really hungry. (13 minutes away)”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Located downtown about 9 miles away. Great burgers but the best part is the atmosphere. Beautiful view of the Riverwalk by the James River and a great place for drinks.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Diner
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“Plenty of room for the whole family in the heart of downtown. Order the Flight Of Pancakes if you’re feeling hungry & adventurous or the Eggs Chesapeake if you’re feeling fancy. The best part, breakfast is served all day. (13 minutes away)”
  • 25 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Go early! The best parking and selection of local produce, meat & handmade goods are found before 10 am!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of our all-time favorites. They have something for everyone, especially if you want a great burger. If your a brunch kinda person, they have a great weekend brunch. (12 minutes away)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
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“Don’t miss this place if the weather is nice, it’s arguably the city’s prettiest view while eating on the outdoor patio. This place is known for their good tacos, tasty margaritas, vast tequila menu, and edgy vibe. (12 minutes) ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Ski Area
“One-of-a-kind “snowless” ski and snowboard facility located on Candler’s Mountain near Liberty. You can rent snowboards, skis, or tube! Be sure to wear long sleeves. Also a fantastic "mountain top" view of Lynchburg if you just want a place with a view!”
  • 28 locals recommend
History Museum
“Dive deep into the area's local history by visiting point of honor. Here you'll be able to take a tour of one of the oldest houses in the area learn about Lynchburg's story.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you think trains are cool, you should go here but don’t park too close to the tracks! They serve up a great variety of American cuisine in one of Lynchburg’s most historic venues. (14 minutes away)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Local downtown coffee shop that is popular among college kids. Very “hipster” feel and yummy coffee and teas! They also have decent breakfast and lunch entrees.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“A little on the "fancier" side. The food is great and people frequently use this place for fancy functions/outings. It is rumored that Brittney Spears visited once when she was dating someone who lives in the area (just a little fun fact).”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cafe
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“2 miles away. Excellent shop that roasts their own coffee. If you are a black coffee drinker this is a great pick. They also have a few breakfast entrees like a breakfast burrito and avocado toast. I could spend a whole day here easily.”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“If you are looking for fire roasted, craft pizzas and beer, this is the place to go. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great if you don’t want to feel weird eating pizza in a polo shirt (it’s slightly upscale). Get the Warm Crab Dip appetizer if you’re really hungry. (13 minutes away)”
  • 26 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Located downtown about 9 miles away. Great burgers but the best part is the atmosphere. Beautiful view of the Riverwalk by the James River and a great place for drinks.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Diner
“Plenty of room for the whole family in the heart of downtown. Order the Flight Of Pancakes if you’re feeling hungry & adventurous or the Eggs Chesapeake if you’re feeling fancy. The best part, breakfast is served all day. (13 minutes away)”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our all-time favorites. They have something for everyone, especially if you want a great burger. If your a brunch kinda person, they have a great weekend brunch. (12 minutes away)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you think trains are cool, you should go here but don’t park too close to the tracks! They serve up a great variety of American cuisine in one of Lynchburg’s most historic venues. (14 minutes away)”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Local downtown coffee shop that is popular among college kids. Very “hipster” feel and yummy coffee and teas! They also have decent breakfast and lunch entrees.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“A little on the "fancier" side. The food is great and people frequently use this place for fancy functions/outings. It is rumored that Brittney Spears visited once when she was dating someone who lives in the area (just a little fun fact).”
  • 24 locals recommend

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