6 Spring Break Trips To Start Planning Today

Celebrate spring with some refreshing, mountain air. West Virginia has spring break destinations perfect for couples, families and friends. Simply soak up the sun or live it up with adventures; a trip to any of the spots below is guaranteed to be a week well spent.

From outdoor exploration to small-town adventure, there is no better place to spend your spring break than the Mountain State.

1. Springtime Cabin Stay

Carnifex Ferry Cabins

Where better else to go to shake off your winter blues than the city of Summersville? Just a short drive away from Sumermersville Convention Center, you can chill out at Carnifex Ferry Cabins. Located on the doorstep of Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, this spot provides the perfect balance of getting away while still having fun, too. Rewind to the simpler times and enjoy activities like playing softball, volleyball and throwing horseshoes. Take a hike with a stop for a picnic lunch while overlooking the rushing Gauley River below. For a little extra taste of early summer, camp at one of the many sites found throughout the area.

2. Relaxing Resort Getaway

Capon Springs & Farms

Escape for the week with a mountain getaway retreat at Capon Springs and Farms, just a 2-hour drive from D.C. Find the peace you need nestled within 4,700 acres of breathtaking farmland scenery. Rejuvenate with the healing spring water found all throughout the property and refuel with homemade comfort food. Pamper yourself with a massage, facial or a personal swim spa pool at The Hygeia Bath House & Spa. Swing away on the rolling hills of green with your choice of a regulation golf course or short par three. Fish in the pond or read on a hammock, either way you’re sure to find rest and relaxation.

3. Downtown Destination

Huntington

Fly into Huntington Tri-State Airport and you won’t have to worry about getting to your spring break destination after that—you’re already there. Home to Marshall University, the city of Huntington is abundant in its options of shops, food and entertainment. Griffith and Feil Soda Fountain is a local favorite serving burgers and milkshakes with an old-time diner feel. Visit The Loud for live music and local brews or the Quicksilver Arcade Bar for a fun-filled night of retro games. Grab a West Virginia made gift at the Blenko Glass Company, and even see behind the scenes of how the glass is made. 

5. National Park Exploration

Adventures on the Gorge

Get energized this spring break with a thrilling stay at Adventures on the Gorge Resort, where there are options for every member of the family. Reconnect with nature when taking a guided rock-climbing, mountain biking or hiking tour. Show your competitive side with an exhilarating game of paintball or laser tag. Catch major wind when zip-lining through the trees or experiencing the TreeTops Canopy tour. Test your adventurous spirit and get up close and personal with the state’s beloved steel structure to complete the New River Gorge Bridge Walk at roughly 800 feet in the air.

6. Mountain Town Magic

Putnam County

Another airport option is Yeager Airport in Charleston, only a short drive from Putnam County. Found in the heart of the Metro Valley, Putnam County is home to charming small towns, beautiful parks and outdoor attractions. You won’t want to miss a rip-roaring ride at Meeks Mountain Trails, ideal for both biking beginners and experts. These trails also provide a wild and wonderful place to walk or run. Bring a slice of Almost Heaven back to your own home with an art piece from Bear Wood Company. Made of reclaimed wood, these treasures will be a great reminder of a spring break spent in West Virginia.

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This post was last updated on March 1, 2022