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Will You Be In Lynchburg For Fall Break?

October 5, 2016

Your Guide To Fall Break in Lynchburg!

Written by: Marissa Kusayanagi

If you are anything like me, you’ve probably been praying for the day fall break begins because, let’s be honest, school can be really tough! The idea of fall break is always so exciting until you realize that you have nothing planned and you are probably just going to go home and binge watch One Tree Hill on Netflix.

But let’s get real for a second…that’s pretty lame! This blog post is here to help you have an adventurous fall break and avoid going to your grandparents’ house. Grab some friends, pull your money together and hit the road! 


Lynchburg has so much to offer, but we often take this beautiful city for granted. Let me tell you about some of my favorite spots around town to provide you with the perfect day’s itinerary! 

Start your day off with some brunch (because nobody wants to wake up before 10 a.m.) at Market at Main downtown. After brunch, I recommend taking a walk on the Blackwater Creek trails that run by the James River. 

Next, it’s probably time for another cup of coffee (am I right?) or tea, if you’re into that kind of thing. For the tea lovers, I recommend Karma Tea. It’s new and was recommended to me by another local business owner in downtown Lynchburg. For the coffee lovers, I am a HUGE fan of the Colombian blend at The Muse, though I might be a little biased because we hand that out at our coffee promo tables. Another great place is Nomad Coffee Co. The cool part about them is that you never know where they are, so check out their Instagram (@nomadcoffeecompany) and see where they are posted for the day! 

Is it time for lunch yet? Let me tell you about a cute little spot that is a must! Farm Basket is hidden along the Blackwater Creek and connected to a little shop. Grab some good food, do a little shopping and then appreciate the view. 

A couple places that you have to check out before dinner are Peaks View Park and Irvington Spring Farm - because what’s better than parks and flowers? Grab a blanket to lie out at the park or go pick some flowers at the farm. 

Whenever my friends and I are trying to think of a place to eat, we always end up picking Rivermont Pizza. RP has, in my opinion, some of the best pizza in Lynchburg and the atmosphere is the best place for a night with friends. End your night at Maylynn’s Creamery with my personal favorite treat – a vanilla cone covered in Fruity Pebbles!


I love Charlottesville, and so does everyone else. There is so much to do in Charlottesville - you could spend your entire fall break there and have a blast! Since it is fall, there are a lot of apple orchards where you can pick apples, grab some cider donuts and taste delicious hot apple cider.

A few of my favorite restaurants in Charlottesville are Citizen Burger, where you can get delectable burgers made with locally-farmed meat, Himalayan Fusion for all the Indian food lovers, and of course, the always amazing Mellow Mushroom. All of these places have amazing food but completely different atmospheres. I love the diversity that Charlottesville offers - from its variety in food to its never-ending list of activities to take part in, there is always something new to try. I promise you will not regret a trip out there!

I hope you see that you don’t have to go far to have a Fall Break filled with exploration and good food. I’m off to Asheville, NC with my best friend for the weekend. We’ll be staying in a hostel, trying new food and doing a lot of shopping. Hope you all have the best fall break!