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Old 09-29-2019, 12:22 PM
Location: Nor’ East
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Hey all, we will be in Lynchburg soon for a wedding. Arriving on a Friday afternoon for a Saturday afternoon wedding. Heading back home Sunday morning.(ok a lil more than 24 hours).
We will need dinner Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. What are some of the must see places? We like the outdoors , etc. We are small homesteaders here in the North East and have been eyeing Va. for a while. Could the outskirts of Lynchburg be a place to homestead? Thanks for any advice!
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:05 AM
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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You'll be close to Bedford. Go see the National D-Day Memorial as it is a beautiful place. This place suffered the highest per capita losses in the US during WW II. As far as homesteading I would certainly have to believe there are places where this is possible but no expert here. It's been awhile but Shaker's American Grille and Bootleggers were both good. The Riverwalk Trail and the Old City Cemetery are both popular destinations.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:09 AM
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Welcome to Lynchburg! I hope you enjoy your weekend in our fair city. In addition to what Bigfoot424 noted I would also recommend The Lynchburg Museum at the top of Monument Terrace on Court Street which is free and offers a really great exhibit on the history of the city. I would also check out Point of Honor which was Doctor Cabell's grand antebellum mansion and offers a fantastic tour and intro video. The cost is very low to visit and well worth it. For some natural things in the area, I would check out Natural Bridge and Peaks of Otter (specifically the Sharp Top Mountain trail).

For dining I would recommend you check out Grey's on 5th Street. It is my most favorite restaurant in Lynchburg and they have the best grilled and fried chicken sandwiches ever. Right next door is Mama Crockett's donuts which is my personal favorite donut place in the area. Also check out the rooftop lounge and restaurant Skyline Grill atop the gorgeous and recently restored Virginian Hotel. Duke's Diner is a great place for brunch/breakfast. For fine dining I would recommend The William & Henry Steakhouse or Shoemakers.

Finally I would recommend you take a stroll down the Lower Bluffwalk pedestrian zone (https://goo.gl/maps/ZrMQsKMLsS32tmMr7) which can be entered from 12th and Commerce if you walk down the stone path towards the river. Lots of great views, pleasant brick pathways, and good restaurants (such as the before mentioned Bootleggers). Oktoberfest will also be going on Saturday at Riverfront Park so you can always go to that after the wedding haha!

Have fun!
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:30 PM
Location: Nor’ East
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Had a wonderful time in Lynchburg! What a pretty, clean, yet old city! So many cool small shops, and places to eat. Cinn. City had wonderful Gluten Free buns decked out with apple pie filling, Market at Main was a tasty lunch, they have anything you can imagine. Such a cool hip interior. El Jeffe had tasty margaritas, and dinner. Very busy. Stopped at a great ice cream shop down by the river, can't remember name. But very friendly.
A beautiful part of the state for sure with the mountains in the background, the picturesque river walk. The sprawling Liberty U. (8000 acres!) Nice bookstore there.
We will be back one day for sure.
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