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    A Fall Retreat to Lynchburg

    Whether you take a boxed lunch, or enjoy one of the many eateries along the way, you’re about to see Central Virginia like never before! From scenic drives to area attractions, from dew-drenched vineyards to evenings of jazz, come and discover Lynchburg in the fall.  Oh…don’t forget the camera!



    Day 1:

    Savor a relaxed dinner on the deck at Depot Grille while enjoying the colors of the downtown riverfront in the fall. After dinner, take in an evening of jazz at one of the local nightspots before retiring to the comfort of the Craddock Terry Hotel or the Carriage House Inn B&B.



    Day 2:

    Wake up refreshed from a great nights' rest and enjoy breakfast with your host. Grab your camera and head out for a day filled with unparalleled color, and colour!  You may want to take a tasty boxed lunch from the Farm Basket Market Café, or just enjoy one of the many eateries along the way. 

    Head west to the moving National D-Day Memorial, high atop a color drenched hill in nearby Bedford.  From D-Day, follow Route 43 to the Peaks of Otter Lodge where lunch is available; or get out that boxed meal and picnic on the lawn overlooking beautiful Abbott Lake and the spectacular site of the Peaks in autumn. 

    Head north on the Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s most popular scenic drive (especially in fall), to see the unforgettable Natural Bridge. Return back to Lynchburg down Routes 130/29 or 501. Enjoy a superb dinner at Neighbors Place in the Wyndhurst area of Lynchburg before retiring for the night.


    Day 3:

    Enjoy breakfast again with your hosts before heading out for a crisp, fall morning walking tour. Start your morning at the Visitor Information Center to pick up your copy of the Historic Districts walking tour. Follow the brochure through a spectacular architectural tour of homes in the Diamond Hill or Garland Hill Districts, amazing at anytime of the year, but extraordinary in the fall.  Stroll to the Old Courthouse Museum high atop Monument Terrace for a remarkable view of the City of Lynchburg and the James River. 

    Don’t miss Old City Cemetery with its five museums, Confederate section, horticulture displays and more…most notable for its eye-catching color in the fall. 

    Enjoy lunch at one of the many downtown eateries and finally, let the children run off that energy for the car ride home at Amazement Square, a four story, hands-on science museum for ‘children of all ages’!

    This getaway was submitted by Lynchburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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