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Golf at sunset in West Virginia

Family-fun travelExhilarating | Girlfriends | Guys Road Trip | Nice & easy | Spa Getaways | Fall Foliage

Whenever you need to get away, West Virginia is waiting. From events that create life-long memories to spur-of-the-moment gatherings, the Mountain State offers plenty of attractions and events to keep you entertained.


West Virginia CampingFamily-fun travel

Your entire family can play in one of the nation’s most beautiful, natural playgrounds – West Virginia. Truly experience nature by camping, biking, hiking, rafting – you name it, the Mountain State has it. Re-connect as a family by creating your own adventurous, exciting journey.


whitewater rafting in West Virginia Exhilarating

Looking for an adventure to test that intestinal fortitude you’ve always bragged about? How about a trip on “America’s Best Whitewater®?” West Virginia’s New and Gauley Rivers are known worldwide for their roaring rapids and mettle-testing pace. Every fall, water from the dam at Summersville Lake is released during weekend intervals providing the most intense whitewater rafting trip east of the Mississippi.


Shopping in West VirginiaGirlfriends

Nothing beats a getaway with girlfriends, sisters, daughters and moms, so take time for a “girlfriend getaway.” From spas and quaint shops to rafting trips, you’ll find many options. Whether you want to dabble in new experiences, explore unknown destinations or simply unwind in peace, you can find a getaway worth getting into in West Virginia.



West Virginia golf at sunsetGuys Road Trip

West Virginia is a place where boys can be boys. The Mountain State offers the perfect chance to play a round of golf, gamble at a nearby racetrack or take on an adrenaline rush while whitewater rafting or skiing down a black diamond trail – it’s all here.


A young boy catches a fishNice & easy

Discover West Virginia at a nice and easy pace. Enjoy areas steeped in heritage, history and natural wonder. Whether from an RV or from the comfort of a rail car, West Virginia offers numerous opportunities for a leisure getaway.



Woman getting a massageSpa Getaways

Indulge yourself and rekindle the romance in your life at one of West Virginia's luxurious resorts and spas for a perfect relaxing mountain getaway.



Map of fall foliage in West VirginiaFall Foliage

View the resplendent colors of fall at their peak in southern West Virginia in late October. Take a walking tour of the railroad town of Huntington and catch the world-famous New River Train fall excursion to Hinton. View the old world art of glass blowing at Blenko Glass in Milton.