Lynchburg, VA, USA

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Lynchburg, VA, USA

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Lynchburg – the onetime capital of Virginia

Lynchburg, Virginia, is written into the annals of American history. It once played host to one Thomas Jefferson, and was a pivotal flashpoint in the Civil War. Today, grand courthouses, the Old City Cemetery, the mansions of Poplar Forest, and the Lynchburg Museum all showcase this fascinating past, while Lynchburg vacation rentals come in the form of charming family bungalows or modern condos in the center. What's more, Lynchburg sits on the cusp of the famous Blue Ridge Mountains, where the Appalachian Trail and one of America's greatest wildernesses unfolds before the eyes.

Unravel American history in Lynchburg

You certainly won't have to venture far from the door of your Lynchburg vacation rental to discover a world rich in American history. National Historical Monuments rub shoulders with centuries-old arboretums, and the graves of Confederate and Union alike hide between the tree groves. That all comes neatly balanced out by the outdoorsy pursuits of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains, where skiing and snowshoeing is possible in the winter, and joining sections of the world-famous Appalachian Trail is on offer to hikers.

Civil War museums and snow parks in Lynchburg

If you're being attracted to the James River by the jigging tunes of an Irish fiddle or the promise of reenactment history lessons for the kids, then it's likely you're heading for the Point of Honor – there's plenty of activities for the younger ones there in summer. The Lynchburg Museum is the place to go for more sober relics of the town's military past, while the Sandusky is another immersive spot where Union generals once stood. Apart from that, Lynchburg hosts one of Virginia's top children's museum - Amazement Square – along with the year-round winter attractions of the Snowflex Centre.

Virginia springs into life in Lynchburg

Most travelers who come to witness the old Civil War battlefields in this corner of Virginia will book their Lynchburg vacation rentals for the springtime. That's because the temperatures of May and early June tend to be the most stable and pleasant, offering dry spells for outdoor sightseeing, not to mention great conditions for pulling on the walking boots and hitting the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains. That said, winter ushers in skiing opportunities in nearby hill resorts like Wintergreen and North Ridge, which means vacations here stay popular between December and March, too.

Lynchburg lies in the shadow of Appalachia

Pull on the walking boots and hit the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains just north of Lynchburg – you won't be disappointed. These hazy peaks hide the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail, both of which wiggle their way into the dense forests of oak, beech, and chestnut trees, past the sculpted Peaks of Otter, and over the boulder-capped summit of the Sharp Top Mountain. Other sections of the vast George Washington and Jefferson National Forest are super remote.