Start your day the homemade way with a biscuit from Tudor’s Biscuit World in Bluefield; pledge your loyalty to either the “Thundering Herd” with sausage, potato, egg and cheese or “The Mountaineer” with country ham, potato, egg and cheese. Then, see if you can snag a baseball game with the Bluefield Blue Jays, which is affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Treat yourself to a ballpark West Virginia-style hot dog with chili, slaw mustard and onions. Then, just next door lies a second minor league baseball team: The Princeton Rays, an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Enjoy a second game of America’s greatest pastime before heading north to Charleston.
Dine at the Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe, which has Marshall-themed dishes like the “Herd Burger” – two grilled cheese sandwiches with a burger in the middle! Relax, have a drink and watch the game – or games – on one of the many TVs! Then, catch an evening Marshall Thundering Herd football game at the famed Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Finally, retire to the Chessie Room Bed & Breakfast, which is part of the old Baltimore and Ohio train station now known as Heritage Station.
Grab breakfast in Charleston at Swiftwater Cafe before making the trek up through the beautiful Mountain State to Morgantown to get a taste of minor league baseball and collegiate football. Or, stick around Charleston to catch a West Virginia Power game.
Lunch is at local Morgantown watering hole Mario’s Fishbowl, with frosty glasses of beer and tasty wings. Then, stop at a West Virginia Black Bears game at Monongalia County Ballpark. An affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, this new local baseball team began in 2015.
Finally, head to the Blue Lot to tailgate for a West Virginia University Mountaineers football game! Snack on tailgate favorites like pepperoni rolls and sandwiches before watching the Mountaineers take on their opponent on Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium. Afterward, get some rest at Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa.
Rise and shine for the final sports-filled day! Get a big breakfast at Morgan’s High St. Diner with a plate full of eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries and waffles. Then, head even further north toward wheeling in the Northern Panhandle. Enjoy the beautiful scenic drive through the northern part of Almost Heaven.
For lunch, relax in sports heaven at TJ’s Sports Garden. Munch on your lunch while taking in the action on one of many TVs, try a game of pool or kick back with a bucket of beers. Free popcorn at the table is the perfect way to begin your lunch!
Finally, check out a Wheeling Nailers game. This hockey team is an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins and is fun for the whole family! Make it a one-stop-shop by grabbing dinner at the ice rink with items ranging from Latin to Italian – and pepperoni rolls, of course.