Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2017! I spent New Year's Eve weekend in Lynchburg, Virginia. The downtown has an industrial feel and boarders the James River. Percival's Island Overlook and Island offers great views of the James River and is the perfect trail to walk after lunch or dinner downtown. The island is a mile and a half and has abandoned rail road tracks nodding to the city's industrial roots. After an afternoon stroll around Percival's Island head over a few blocks to Altus Chocolate at 908 Main Street to warm up with hot chocolate. The European sipping chocolate is rich, thick, decadent and delicious. If you opt for traditional hot chocolate you can add a flavored syrup such as Lavender if your feeling adventurous. The Chocolate Ganache Cake doesn't disappoint. Altus serves a variety of chocolate truffles, brownies, gelato, chocolate bars, and chocolate fondue served with strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, pound cake, and brownies. After indulging your sweet tooth walk a few blocks over to the Lynchburg Museum and explore the old Cathedrals' architecture and stain glass. After exploring downtown Lynchburg, if your in the mood for some shopping there is a J. Crew Clearance center with extremely discounted women's and men's merchandise. Liberty University owns Liberty Mountain Snow Flex Centre which offers snow boarding, skiing, snow tubing, and hiking trails. Lynchburg has a slower pace and small town charm that is relaxing and perfect for a short weekend get away. I'm already missing the chocolate from Altus but at least they offer their chocolates online!
Lover of dresses. Always up to explore a new city.