Visiting LYH

Visitors to Lynchburg, Virginia can find helpful information on the City’s tourism website, From recommendations on local attractions and events to lodging and dining options, the site serves as a comprehensive guide for planning your visit to our lovable city. Don’t miss out on all that Lynchburg has to offer – head to the tourism website to start planning your trip or learn more about our lifestyle!


Entertainment in LYH

From museums and galleries to outdoor activities along the James River. There’s something for all LYH visitors and residents to immerse themselves in. Walk the trails, watch the Hillcats hit a home run, or admire local art all here in Lynchburg!


Food & Drink
Our Food Scene

LYH’s food scene is top-notch. It embraces influences from around the region, the country, and the world. We’re becoming a base for big-city chefs who want to live more balanced lives, explore local flavors and support local farms and food. You’ll find unique local cuisine at every stop. Our tourism website is the best place to learn more about our lively culinary scene.

Our Breweries

Got a taste for hops? LYH has a community of passionate brew makers ready to serve you! Visit our local breweries and favorite places to grab a cold one.

Our Wineries 

LYH also has options for the wine connoisseurs. Visit our tasting rooms and restaurants with a carefully curated wine list.

Sports Entertainment

The Lynchburg Hillcats are a minor league baseball team who play at the Bank of the James Stadium. Kids activities and fun ball park food make it the perfect activity for families!


LU athletics is home to multiple NCAA Division I sports teams. Games and matches are easily accessible for all kinds of sports enthusiasts.


Lynchburg’s premier bowling lanes!


CVU is Lynchburg’s competitive travel and recreational soccer league. Providing soccer experiences for ages 4-18. 

Outdoor Recreation & Wellness

LYH will always put the health and wellness of our citizens and visitors as a top priority. We strive to offer you peace of mind, whether you’re stopping by or here to stay.


Centra is a large healthcare provider servicing Central and Southwestern Virginia, the main hospital is Lynchburg General and provides emergency care. Centra serves over 500,000 patients from critical and urgent care to specialty care.


You can find over 40 miles of urban walking trails around LYH. Our trails are the perfect place to take a break, get outdoors, and clear your mind.


Lynchburg’s rich ties to history mean that access to beautiful public gardens are ample. In the spring and summer, LYH is home to one of the largest collections of antique roses at Old City Cemetery, and the beautiful gardens of a Harlem Renaissance poet. Smell the flowers and take a stroll around the gardens in LYH!


This center offers seniors multiple types of activity and entertainment. From line dancing to pickleball to acrylic painting, this center is the perfect gathering place for seniors and adults of all ages.

Annual Events

Every year, LYH celebrates our diverse community with events that fit all of our citizen’s and visitors’ interests. From running and biking events to our International Festival to the Historic Batteau Festival, LYH is full of entertainment opportunities. Our event calendar is the most comprehensive calendar for Lynchburg area events, find out what’s happening below! 


Popular Annual Events 
Other Entertainment Activities

River Ridge is Lynchburg’s mall. Here you’ll find shops, food and activities that everyone will enjoy.


Located at River Ridge, Regal is Lynchburg’s biggest movie stadium, showing the newest films.


An indoor aquarium and petting zoo are also located at River Ridge. It’s fun for animal lovers of all ages.


This Children’s museum located in downtown Lynchburg is full of creative activities and learning opportunities. It’s also a Certified Autism Center–the first museum to gain this honor in Virginia.


A family fun center with rollerblading, arcade games, laser tag and a jungle gym.


Get Air is Lynchburg’s indoor trampoline park.

How to get Involved in LYH

Our recommendations on group activities and how to meet people in LYH!
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Arts & Culture in LYH

The James River Arts & Culture District supports Lynchburg artists and makers. From art studios and museums to galleries and live performances, LYH has a momentum that embraces new ideas. Lynchburg is making a history of our own, not only remembering but revitalizing through arts and culture. The District features all of the faces of LYH – long-standing and brand new – building community, enriching our culture, and bringing history to life. 


Art and history enthusiasts rejoice! Lynchburg is rich in arts and culture with an array of museum and gallery options showcasing pieces spanning centuries. Explore them for yourself!

The Lynchburg Museum at the Old Courthouse

The Lynchburg Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the rich history and culture of the city and its surrounding areas.

Legacy Museum of African American History

The Lynchburg African American Legacy Museum is a noteworthy cultural institution that highlights the contributions, struggles, and achievements of African Americans in the region.

The Anne Spencer House & Museum

The Anne Spencer House and Museum is a historic landmark that celebrates the life and work of Harlem Renaissance poet and civil rights activist Anne Spencer.

Point of Honor

The Point of Honor Museum is a historic home that showcases the lifestyle and culture of the early 19th century.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest was a retreat home and plantation he designed and built near Lynchburg, Virginia. It was both a private escape and revenue-generating plantation.

The Maier Museum of Art

The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College is a renowned art museum with a diverse collection of contemporary and modern art.

Daura Museum of Art

The Daura Museum of Art, located at the University of Lynchburg, is a great, smaller destination for art enthusiasts.

Academy Center of the Arts

The Academy Center of the Arts in is a cultural hub and theatre that offers a diverse range of artistic programs and events.

Riverviews Artspace

Riverviews Art Space is a contemporary art gallery with numerous artist studios located in downtown Lynchburg.

Lynchburg Art Club & Gallery

The Lynchburg Art Club is an organization that promotes and supports the arts in the local community. They have a gallery showcasing many local artists.

Live Music & Theatre
Academy Center of the Arts 

The Academy Center of the Arts in downtown Lynchburg is a cultural hub that offers a wide range of artistic experiences, classes, and performances.


Endstation Theater is a professional theater company that produces innovative and thought-provoking productions.

Renaissance Theatre 

Renaissance Theatre is a volunteer community functioning as a board run 501 (c)(3).

Commerce St. Theatre 

This performing arts company is located downtown on Commerce Street and performs a full set of plays and musicals every season. 

First Friday Events

The first Friday of every month highlights local artists, exhibits, performers and so much more! You can stop by any of the downtown galleries or exhibits to celebrate art and culture. 


10 Spots to Enjoy the Outdoors in Lynchburg, VA


Our Lifestyle Stories

We’ve put together helpful guides and information to help you learn more about the businesses, people, and what things there are to do here in the Hill City! 

Community Service in LYH

LYH is community focused, and it shows in our volunteerism and support for our local non-profits. If you’re looking to get active in our community, Share Greater Lynchburg makes it easy to connect the public with area non-profits.