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Girlfriends Shopping in West Virginia

Nothing beats a getaway with girlfriends, sisters, daughters and moms, so take time for a “girlfriend getaway.” From spas and quaint shops to outdoor recreation, 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.

A Shopper’s Delight
West Virginia offers shoppers everything from enclosed malls to Appalachian artisan centers and many galleries and specialty shops. Browse for funky 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s art and furnishings at The Purple Moon in Charleston, unique West Virginia-made items at Tamarack in Beckley or MountainMade in Thomas, name-brand stores at the Flatwoods Factory Stores or antiques in Lewisburg.

Culinary Adventures
Take a culinary adventure while learning new techniques at The Greenbrier’s Culinary Arts Center in White Sulphur Springs, Canaan Valley Resort State Park in Davis or Stonewall Resort in Roanoke. The Greenbrier offers gourmet cooking classes with hands-on participation experiences, directed by Greenbrier chefs in a professional kitchen. A variety of culinary events, like culinary universities and gourmet weekends, are scheduled at Canaan Valley to introduce people to the fine art of cooking, wine tasting, and fine dining. Throughout the year, Stonewall Resort’s culinary staff shares their secrets with cooking demonstrations.

Relaxation. Rest. Serenity. Peace.
West Virginia’s spas and resorts offer each of these and much more. Indulge in one of the state’s world-class resorts for a well-deserved girlfriend getaway. The serene, natural settings of the Mountain State, together with high-quality services, will rejuvenate your spirit and help you forget about the stresses of your all-too-busy daily life. From Berkeley Springs and the spa at Glade Springs Hotel & Conference Center to The Greenbrier and Sleepy Creek Spa at the Woods Resort, West Virginia offers many ways to pamper yourself.

Outdoor Activities to Make You Sweat
For women with a love of the outdoors and nature, West Virginia’s wild landscape supports a wide variety of adventures. The state is perhaps best known for whitewater rafting, skiing, camping, hiking, biking and fishing. For instance, you can raft big rapids on the Gauley River, ski down powdery slopes at any of five ski resorts or bike any of the rail trails.