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While the Lynchburg area does has a bus service[] , a car is the best way to get around Lynchburg.
The Lynchburg area has a bus service for $1.50 a ride or $3.00 for a day pass. [] Still, a car is the best way to get around Lynchburg.

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Lynchburg is a scenic city east of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia.

Get in

Lynchburg has often been cited as the largest city in America without immediate interstate highway access. The easiest way into Lynchburg from the north and south is Route 29. Route 460 runs through the city east-west. Lynchburg is about 1 hour south of Charlottesville on Route 29 and can be accessed also from Interstate 81 by taking Route 460 across the mountains and down into Lynchburg. Lynchburg is serviced by Lynchburg Regional/Preston Glenn Field Airport (LYH). Amtrak's Crescent also serves Lynchburg once daily train in each direction on its way between NYC and New Orleans.

Get around

The Lynchburg area has a bus service for $1.50 a ride or $3.00 for a day pass. [2] Still, a car is the best way to get around Lynchburg.


Lynchburg's historic districts contain many beautiful homes from the 19th century. Enjoy a drive along hilly cobblestone streets and view these large and lavish homes.

Witness the dramatic beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Peaks of Otter, and Natural Bridge, all within an hour of the city.

The Living Christmas Tree show at Thomas Road Baptist Church has been performed for many years now and people come from all over the country every year just to see it.


Lynchburg has many historic places to visit, such as Thomas Jefferson's summer home, the Confederate Cemetery, and Point of Honor.

Just a short drive from Lynchburg is James Monroe’s home, Ash Lawn, as well as Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Monticello and Patrick Henry's Red Hill. Revisit the past at the Appomattox Courthouse.

Percival's Island Trail which connects with the Blackwater Creek Trail forms a 13.5 mile paved trail that travels through Lynchburg. The trail can be accessed at three major points off Washington St., Jefferson St., and Langhorne Rd. 1.5 miles after E.C. Glass High School. The trail follows both the James River and the Blackwater Creek. Off of the trail there are several hiking and mountain biking oppourtunities.

A Skate park is down on the water front and has a pool and several ramps, it is off of Jefferson St. Behind Amazement Square.

Snowplex is an artificial ski slope off Liberty University campus. It is managed by LU and information can be found on their website. It was the first complex of its kind in the U.S.


Education is well-represented Lynchburg; it is the home of Central Virginia Community College, Christ College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Virginia University of Lynchburg. Also nearby is Sweet Briar College.

Lynchburg has two public high schools, E.C. Glass and Heritage. There are several private schools in the area, including Virginia Episcopal School, Holy Cross Regional Catholic School, James River Day Shool, and Liberty Christian Academy (founded by the late Jerry Falwell.


Forest is home to the Old Virginia Candle Company and their store is on Forest Road. You can buy candles and other candle goods here much cheaper than the retail price.


La Carreta: Best authentic Mexican restaurant in Lynchburg. There are several locations, including one on Timberlake Rd. The Chorizo is amazing.
El Cabritos: Small, local Tex-Mex fastfood restaurant on Timberlake Rd. They used to have karaoke on Wednesday nights.

Kings Island: on Old Forest Road, is voted best Chinese year after year.
China Super Buffet: in Waterlick Plaza.
New China: in Waterlick Plaza.
China Royal

Sakura: Japanese restaurant in the Fort Hill area.

-Ice Cream-
Diary Queen: Timberlake Rd.
Sundae Grill: Some of the best ice cream in Lynchurg. In the Candler's Station area right across from the Movies 10 ($1 movies). They also serve hot food and sandwiches.
Cold Stone Creamery: Wards Rd.
Mountain Frost Creamery: Boonsboro Rd.

Water Stone Pizza: At 1310 Jefferson Street has one of the best pizzas in town, and is an upscale experience
La Villa: At 8109 Timberlake Rd is authentic and homemade, very good
Papa Johns: Timberlake Rd.
Vitos Pizza: Offers lunch buffet, complete with dessert pizzas. Timberlake Rd. next to Big Lots.
OIP (Original Italian Pizza): Offers lunch buffet. In Waterlick Plaza
Pizza Hut
Little Cesars

-Fish & Chicken-
Captain D's: Family type of fastfood seafood restaurant on Timberlake Rd., somewhat similar to Long John Silver, but better.
Bojangles: Southern style chicken fastfood restaurant on Timberlake Rd.
Chick-Fil-A: Wards Rd.
KFC/Long John Silver

-Burgers & Fries & Other Fastfood-
Wendy's: Various locations including Timberlake Rd.
McDonalds: Various locations including Timberlake Rd.
Subway: In Waterlick Plaza and Campbell Ave.
Sonics: Wards Rd.

Depot Grille Has a varied menu and delicious. At 10 9th St.
TGI Friday: On Timberlake Rd.
Applebees Texas Roadhouse: Wards Rd.
Ruby Tuesday: Wards Rd.

Texas Inn: A small plates restaurant downtown. Also offers a few full dinners. Near 5th St.
Cracker Barrel: Wards Rd.
Olive Garden: Wards Rd.

Plenty of over places as well.


Starbucks: Wards Rd.
Sonics: Wards Rd.


  • Courtyard Lynchburg, 4640 Murray Place/Candlers Mountain Road, 434-846-7900. [3].
  • Holiday Inn Select, 601 Main St., 434-528-0062.
  • Travelodge, 1500 Main St, 434-845-5975.
  • Days Inn, 3320 Candlers Mountain Rd, 434-847-8655.
  • Super 8, 3736 Candlers Mountain Rd, 434-846-1668.
  • Wingate Inn, 3777 Candlers Mtn. Rd., 434-845-1800.
  • Quality Inn, 3125 Albert Lankford Dr., 434-847-8513.
  • Best Western, 2815 Candlers Mountain Rd, 434-237-2986.
  • Econo Lodge, 2400 Stadium Rd, 434-847-1045.
  • Sleep Inn, 3620 Candlers Mountain Rd., 434-846-6900.
  • The Residence Bed & Breakfast, 2460 Rivermont Avenue, 888-835-0387, []
  • Federal Crest Inn, 1101 Federal St, 434-845-6155. Bed & Breakfast.
  • Ramada Lynchburg, 3436 Odd Fellows Road, +1 434-847-7500, [4].
  • Ramada, 1500 Main St, 434-845-5975.
  • Radisson, 2900 Candlers Mountain Rd, 434-237-6333.
  • Novell-Otey House, 1020 Federal St., 434-528-1020. Bed & Breakfast.
  • Ivy Creek Farm, 2812 Link Rd, 434-384-3802.
  • Craddock Terry Hotel, 1312 Commerce Street Lynchburg, VA 24504, 434.455.1500, [1]. Also includes Lynchburg's only brewpub in the building.

Get out

Go see the Peaks of Otter or Natural Bridge!

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