No spring break destination matches the beauty, joy and serenity you’ll experience on your West Virginia vacation getaway. If you’d rather be high up in the wilderness instead of on a crowded college beach, the mountain Ssate welcomes you with open arms, and some of the most amazing forests, lakes, and nature preserves in the country.

From the mountains to the rivers to the many lakes and east coast islands, you’ll never run out of fun, tourist attractions to keep you and your family engaged during your West Virginia vacation. So whether you spend your vacation tenting, RVing, hiking, rock climbing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, enjoying a steam boat trip, or just relaxing, you’ll want to hit every tourist attraction there is in West Virginia.

Don’t forget to make time for West Virginia’s rich, historical music culture, descending from the Scots-Irish traditions that became the iconic Appalachian folk music. Guitar, banjo and [...]

Festivals, fairs, food, rides, tons of stuff to do this summer! It’s too bad it’s kind of all the same. Except for PATTYFEST 2014!    PattyFest is full of jammin, workshops, dancing, and an open stage. Cool thing about PattyFest? Acoustic only. Traditional West Virginian cuisine (with vegetarian options) is served. From the above description, you might not understand how this event got its name.

Patty isn’t an instrument, a food or a dance. Patty was born in Mannington Feb. 7, 1925.  She attended Fairmont State, then Central Michigan University, then taught for the next 35 years. Eventually, and thankfully, she moved back to West Virginia. She found that she loved the dulcimer, both hammered and Appalachian. She taught classes, performed at weddings and festivals, and won multiple awards for her dedication and talent. So right now, she probably sounds like a great musician. But she’s more than that.  She is responsible for the perpetuation of [...]

June 7th!  The location is the corner of King and Queen streets in Martinsburg, WV. (Rain Date June 14th)  Traditionally soap box derby racing is a family affair. Construction of the cars involves entire families, friends, and neighbors. It gives a quality to family togetherness. Everyone has ideas on how to gather as much speed as possible for race day. Watching the children entering the cars on race day is as exciting as seeing their exit at the bottom of the hill while hearing their names being called as the winner. The children make new friends and learn sportsmanship along the way. There is a rich history behind this soap box derby. This race is in its 15th year since returning to the area after a long hiatus. Scheduled for the even are vendors and entertainment for children. This is a wonderful learning experience for all persons involved. Please come and spend the day with [...]

Are you looking to just get away to a place where the nearest Wal-Mart is 50 miles away? Where the nearest gas station is 15 miles away? Where the deer eat from your hand and the trout rise like boiling water? We have the place for you – Elk Springs Resort in Monterville, West Virginia. We offer cabins from comfortable rustic to the most luxurious. Enjoy fine dining beside the Elk River, with a menu of fresh rainbow trout caught daily from our own hatchery and filleted daily. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

You can book a guided fly-fishing trip with the best guides West Virginia can offer. Trips to remote areas or walk just outside the resort door to the mill pool of the Elk River. Brook trout, brown trout and rainbows will excite you as they fight the end of your line. During May, the sulfur hatch is compared to the hatches [...]

Take a walk around Fayetteville and you’ll find a small town atmosphere with a lot going on. It is a beautiful blend of old and new, excitement and relaxation, mountain and valley.

You’ll find a vibrant shopping district and fantastic restaurants, windows to browse with lots to buy and a lovely town park. Surrounded by great places to stay, from hotels near the New River Gorge Bridge to tucked away cabins and cozy bed and breakfasts, Fayetteville has it all.

When you visit Fayetteville, you’ll find world class thrills, right next door to the New River Gorge National River. Bring a taste for excitement and a desire to relax. We’ll do the rest. It’s a great place to visit, on business or vacation.

This is West Virginia’s epicenter for adventure vacations and mountain getaways.

Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau
310 North Court Street

You have an event, a vacation, a weekend getaway or a business retreat coming up and you want something new, a bit out of the way, but with plenty to do. Shhhh. Have we got a recommendation for you!

It’s Summersville, WV, in the south-central part of the state, 87 miles east of the capital of Charleston. Here’s what you get in Summersville:

  • – The largest clear-water lake in the state, Summersville Lake with 60 miles of shoreline and almost 2800 acres of water and 20-45 feet visibility
  • – Boating, kayaking, jet skiing, fishing and scuba diving on Summersville Lake: visit Sarge’s Dive Shop and the Summersville Marina for rentals


  • Hiking and biking trails with opportunities to see beautiful foliage, wildlife and even places for picnics
  • Challenging rock climbing and rappelling offering breathtaking scenery
  • Relax and swim at the manmade [...]

Seneca Caverns in Riverton, WV is  part of the scenic Germany Valley area.  Seneca Caverns first opened its doors in 1928 making it the first show cave in West Virginia. The first tours were done by lantern and it was not until 1930 that lights were installed. A second cave is also on the property, called The Stratosphere Cave. It was only partially developed and has no electricity, but tours are offered for those who feel adventurous
Seneca offers a variety of guided tours most leaving every 30 minutes. Specialty tours include Wild Cave tours, photo tours, and science tours for schools and groups.
Feel free to spend the day with a full service restaurant on the property, gemstone mining, mini golf and picnic areas.
Visit our website to learn about other area attractions and lodging.
We are open April-December [...]

Berkeley Springs, West Virginia has been in the stress relief business since George Washington was a teenager making it the country’s first spa. Today the historic town exceeds its reputation with a selection of spas, three times as many massage therapists as lawyers and a gaggle of notable chefs.

Charming streets showcase new best friends from the owners of distinctive shops and artists at work to local farmers selling their produce. The shining heart of town is Berkeley Springs State Park home of the historic warm springs, its open display of healing waters available 24/7. Nearby Cacapon State Park adds hiking, golf and outdoor adventure to the mix. Year ’round festivals and a lively local music scene make every weekend a celebration. Mountain views, a pair of rivers and four colorful seasons provide photo ops galore.

Located at the center of the universe, Berkeley [...]

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