Top Ten Things to Do in Lynchburg

Are you planning a trip to Lynchburg soon? Are you bored and not sure what else there is to do? We have compiled a list of the Top Ten Things to Do in Lynchburg!


1. Try an Escape Room
Ok, we're a little partial but we love escape rooms! One Way Out Lynchburg Escape Rooms (2264 Lakeside Dr.) offers several immersive, puzzle adventures fun for all ages! Find clues, solve puzzles, and beat the clock! After escaping, try a room or two with our friends at Locked Up Lynchburg! (117 Goldenrod Pl.)

2. Eat at a Local Restaurant
Beer 88 (113 Hexham Dr.) and The Water Dog (1016 Jefferson St.) both serve amazing burgers! Grab a giant slice of pizza at Benny Scarpetta’s! (1019 Main St.)

3. Visit Historical Sites
Tour Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (1542 Bateman Bridge Rd.) or Fort Early (3511 Memorial Ave.) to get a glimpse of Lynchburg’s past.

4. Pack a Picnic
Pack your lunch and visit one of Lynchburg’s parks: Peaks View Park (170 Ivy Creek Ln.), Hollins Mill Park (521 Hollins Mill Rd.), and more! Take a drive through the Blueridge Parkway after picnicking at the Peaks of Otter.

5. Grab some Dessert
Stop by Mister Goodies (21556 Timberlake Rd.), Mister Goodies Homemade Icecream (4119 Boonsboro Rd.), or Mrs. Joy’s Absolutely Fantastic Treats (1008 Commerce St.) for a sweet treat after your local meal!

6. Take Photos with the LOVE Sign
Visit the LOVE Sign (1600 Concord Turnpike) after eating locally in downtown Lynchburg!  

7. Go Have Fun
Get your jump on at Jump! Lynchburg (3700 Candlers Mtn Rd.), or spend the day at Putt-Putt Fun Center (8105 Timberlake Rd.) golfing, driving go carts, and playing laser tag.

8. Catch a Movie
Regal River Ridge Stadium 14 (3405 Candlers Mtn Rd.) and Lynchburg’s discount theatre, Venue Cinemas (901 Lakeside Dr.), are both great places to catch the latest movies!

9. Go for a Walk
Take a walk or ride your bike down the Blackwater Creek Trails or visit one of Lynchburg’s parks.

10. Take Some Pictures
Snap some scenic pictures in the Old City Cemetery’s Grave Garden (401 Taylor St.) or on Sweet Briar College’s campus. (134 Chapel Dr.)