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A Weekend In… SoSi, VA

From kayaking on the river, biking many award-winning trails, playing a round of disc golf, or taking a stroll in the park, Visit SoSi offers SO many opportunities to get outside! You don’t need to venture far to spot a river for tubing, a park for skateboarding, or trail for hiking in Danville City and Pittsylvania County. So, what are you waiting for? Visit SoSi!

Day 1


Start your weekend in the city at Ruben’s Restaurant, a family friendly diner with excellent breakfast options. Then, pack up the whole family and head to Ballou Park, where you will find picnic areas, tennis courts, and a disc golf course!


Fuel up at Dell’Anno’s Pizza Kitchen, which has two locations – one in Pittsylvania County, and the other in Danville. Delicious pizza, pasta, and sub options await to please your palette! Prepare for a day outside at Moss Mountain Outfitters, where you can purchase hiking, camping, and water sports gear.


Enjoy a scenic sunset stroll along the Dan River on the Riverwalk Trail before dining at King Cropp Kitchen. Indulge in their fresh seasonal menu, ideal for post-adventure relaxation. Then, visit Ballad Brewing for local craft beer and live music, or savor delectable desserts at Ma’s Cakes.  Experience boutique charm and luxury at the Holbrook Hotel in the Old West End Historic District!

Day 2


Explore the county and start your day at The Pod in Gretna, a coffee shop with breakfast options and seasonal lattes. Then, gear up for a morning of fishing at Lake Burton, a 76-acre reservoir home to various species like largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish.


Discover local art in the gallery at The Artist Way Café, while you chow down on sandwiches and desserts. Or, savor the beautiful scenery of the region at Homeplace Vineyard, while sipping on award-winning wine.


Before the sun sets, venture to Wayside Park, spanning 50 acres with amenities like a playground, pickleball courts, pavilion, and picturesque views of Sycamore Creek and the iconic LOVE Sign. Indulge in hand-cut grilled steaks and fresh seafood at J&T’s on the Main in Chatham, then immerse yourself in the town’s rich history and warm hospitality!

Hidden Gem

Your trip to SoSi would not be complete without visiting Callands Coffee in Chatham! This cafe features locally roasted coffee within a historic downtown setting.

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