3 Staycations in Almost Heaven

Searching for ways to safely satisfy your wanderlust? In Almost Heaven, look no further than your own backyard. With these three staycations, you won’t have to compromise comfort for fun.

An Almost Heaven Day Trip

Natives know that you don’t need to leave West Virginia to enjoy the beauty of nature, indulge in delicious food or explore history. For this staycation, hit the road for a day trip. With landscapes like no other, unmatched outdoor recreation and fabulous food, this staycation will spark a greater appreciation for your Almost Heaven home.

Looking for some inspiration for your day trip? Check out these Almost Heaven Road Trips.

Hometown Exploration

Have you been wanting to try that hole-in-the-wall restaurant in town? Have you ever checked out your local museum? On this staycation, you’ll have the opportunity to explore your hometown in a way you haven’t before. More importantly, while fulfilling your need for something new, you can contribute to small, local businesses.

For even more fun in your hometown, write down all of the restaurants and destinations on individual slips of paper and place them into two separate hats. Pull out a piece of paper from each hat. Whatever you choose is where you go on your staycation.

Virtual Sightseeing

Immerse yourself in West Virginia’s scenic beauty and historic landmarks all from the comfort of home. Begin with a virtual tour of Thurmond, an abandoned railroad town. Then, tour the beauty of Grandview, a location overlooking New River Gorge. These tours–and more– are available on the National Park Service’s website. Lastly, finish your socially-distant staycation with takeout from a local restaurant and just like that, you’ve experienced a full day of exploration.

Looking for more staycation inspiration? Check out some places to go and things to do near you.


Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses before taking a trip. A statewide indoor face-covering requirement is in effect and visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling the state.

This post was last updated on December 2, 2020