5 Family Friendly Things To Do in Lynchburg This Summer

If you’re a Lynchburg Native like we are, then you’re gearing up for all the summer fun there is to be had. Lynchburg has grown so much in terms of places to go and things to do, especially in the summer months!

If you’re like us and are busy planning your family’s activities, then you’re going to want to reference this post. We’re about to share five of the best family friendly things to do with your family this summer.

We’ve put together a guide full of dining experiences, how to stay cool in the heat, and activities that will keep your kiddos occupied. Let’s get into it.


As you know, the options for dining in and getting take out in Lynchburg have increased, and we are so excited about it! There are so many delicious options around here, especially downtown. Whether you’re into seafood, burgers, or salads, there is something for anyone at any age.

Take a look at a few of our favorite eating spots:

  • The Water Dog: This local spot is located right by the river, and has the best oysters, handhelds, and cocktails. There are also several options for kids. Eat in or grab take out to eat at Riverfront Park!
  • Crisp: If you’re more into salads, this is the place for you. Crisp has amazing fresh salads, and wraps that kids will love. Choose between their downtown or Forest location.
  • 5th Street Vito’s: Looking for great pizza with a side of wings or fries? 5th St Vito’s is the perfect place to grab pizza for the whole family, but they also have a larger menu for those who want something else.


Finding all the best places to eat is a fun thing to do, but there’s more fun to be had! Lynchburg has a ton of things to do that will occupy your time, and will be enjoyable for the whole family. Don’t believe us? Take a peek below.

  • Amazement Square: This one might be a no brainer. Amazement Square is fun for the entire family. Check out their entertaining museum as a whole, or sign up for their camps and programs! This is fun that’s also educational.
  • Tiny Town Golf: Who doesn’t love a game of mini golf? You and your family will have the most fun at this Lynchburg staple. Get ready to putt and make memories that will last.
  • Riverside Park Sprayground: We all know it gets HOT here in these summer months, so the sprayground is the best way to keep cool, especially when you have kids. Enjoy watching them run around in the different sprinklers and water dumping buckets while you relax!


Shopping, like dining, is what we love to do in our free time. We’ve got a couple of favorites that we think you’ll love as much as we do (wink wink). Check them out below!

  • Lynchburg Community Market: The community market here in town is the greatest place to go Tuesday through Saturday. Take the family to enjoy a delicious brunch, and check out some incredible vendors while you’re at it. There’s something everyone will love at the market, and it’s an amazing opportunity to shop local.
  • Ayven Avenue Boutique: Speaking of shopping local, we’d LOVE to see you at our shop on 5th Street! We keep the music going, have A/C and couches for the family, and we know you’ll find the cutest new outfit. Shop with us Monday through Saturday from 10am-6pm. We cannot wait to hang out with you this summer.

Get Ready For The Fun

You’re definitely equipped to have the ultimate summer with the whole family by now! There are plenty of places to see and things to do, no matter who you are. We hope to see you around Lynchburg this summer and can’t wait to chat about all the fun summer memories you’ve made!

Until next time,

The Ayven Ave Team


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