#AlmostHeaven viral campaign continues; West Virginia vacation packages awarded daily

Division of Tourism encourages residents to share their love for the Mountain State

CHARLESTON, West Virginia – West Virginians have been tweeting, posting and sharing why they think West Virginia is #AlmostHeaven in a social media campaign launched June 6 by the West Virginia Division of Tourism.

“We are so excited at the momentum behind this campaign. As we get ready to enter into the weekend, I encourage everyone to keep the posts coming,” said Tourism Commissioner Chelsea Ruby. “Have fun with it, and most importantly, don’t forget to nominate a friend to take the Almost Heaven challenge too. We want the world to know what makes West Virginia a world-class travel and tourism destination, and we’re off to a great start!”

The Division of Tourism will give away two #AlmostHeaven vacation packages every day until the campaign’s conclusion on West Virginia Day, June 20. To participate, share a photo or post about your favorite West Virginia place or activity to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #AlmostHeaven.

Winners will be selected randomly through a hashtag search. Participants must make posts public to be entered to win.

The Division continues to add prize packages every day. Campaign giveaways to date include:

  • Getaway and gourmet breakfast at Café Cimino Country Inn
  • Golf getaway at Pipestem Resort State Park
  • Whitewater rafting trip with River Expeditions
  • Golf getaway at Twin Falls Resort State Park
  • Golf getaway at Cacapon Resort State Park
  • Historic Elkins getaway with scenic train ride and show
  • Cacapon Resort State Park getaway with complimentary massage at nearby Berkeley Springs State Park
  • Summersville getaway including tokens for the historic lighthouse
  • North Bend State Park getaway including passes for the park’s adventure Quest Program
  • Chief Logan Lodge getaway
  • Morgantown getaway with tickets to the West Virginia Black Bears game
  • Camping getaway at Beech Fork State Park
  • Cabin retreat at Watoga State Park
  • Adventures on the Gorge ziplining or whitewater rafting
  • Blackwater Falls State Park getaway
  • Cabin retreat at Lost River State Park
  • Two-night stay at North Bend with tickets on the historic Blennerhassett Sternwheeler
  • New River Gorge getaway including two nights lodging at Opossum Creek Retreat
  • Cabin retreat at Tygart Lake State Park
  • Two-night cabin stay at Holly River State Park
  • Two-night stay and train tickets at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
  • One-night bed and breakfast stay at Stonewall Resort

For more information and to download campaign graphics and photos, visit www.gotowv.com/almostheaven.

Media Contact:
Emily Amos, Director of Public Relations
(304) 957-9334, office
[email protected]