Take a detour off Milepost 63.7 and see for yourself why people love Lynchburg so much!
Wind your way past wineries and farm stands (stopping to enjoy) to the picturesque city of Lynchburg, Virginia, known for its beautiful historic architecture packed into seven National Historic Districts. Our vibrant city, hugging the banks of the James River with the Blue Ridge Mountains providing a stunning backdrop, is a regional center for visual and performing arts and offers unique shops, enlightening attractions and enticing restaurants catering to diverse palates.
Start Downtown at the Lynchburg Community Market where vendors sell fresh vegetables, handmade crafts and artisan breads. Walk, rent a bicycle or take a fly fishing lesson along the miles of urban trails meandering through the city, or travel our Artisan Trail leading to must-see galleries, venues and eateries; all roads lead to nearby historic sites important to our nation such as Appomattox Courthouse National Historical Park and Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Stay for a night or more in one of our well-appointed boutique hotels, distinctive Airbnbs or well-known brands.
Traveling with kids? Let them burn off some energy at our award-winning Amazement Square hands-on museum or SeaQuest, an interactive wildlife experience. In warmer months, let them cool off at our spraygound in Riverside Park.