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A Grandparent’s Guide to Spring Break in West Virginia

Gearing up to host your grandkids for spring break this year? West Virginia has endless options of activities to do

5 Historic Hidden Gems

Along with its iconic views, West Virginia is home to a rich history, too. Spanning many generations, the stories and

5 Weekend Getaways To Take In 2022

The colder months in Almost Heaven are some of the best times to explore quaint mountain towns and their charming

Your Perfect Winter 2022 Bucket List

Ahh, winter—the perfect time to snuggle up by the fire, sip hot cocoa and spend time laughing with friends and

Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. Route 50

Mid-Ohio Valley Sights Rounding out a beautiful fall season in Almost Heaven, our final fall foliage report is guiding us

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Route 310

Shifting Hues & Historic Views Due to a warmer than usual fall, color has been slower to peak in West

Road Trips from Columbus – Mid-Ohio Valley

The Mid-Ohio Valley Region, known for its tourism, agriculture and manufacturing industries, is a charming place full of adventure and

Road Trips from Virginia: New River/Greenbrier Valley

The New River/Greenbrier Valley Region is a beautiful, scenic area where upscale luxury meets small-town charm. With ample rock-climbing, whitewater

Road Trips on I-77: Mountain Lakes

The Mountain Lakes Region of West Virginia, while being the portion of the state with the smallest population, is in

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Mountaineer Country

The Mountaineer Country Region of West Virginia is a lively and beautiful area filled with scenic attractions, fine dining, ample

Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Eastern Panhandle

The Eastern Panhandle Region is home to approximately 6% of the state’s population. One of two panhandles in the state

Road Trips from Pittsburgh: Northern Panhandle

The Northern Panhandle Region encompasses one of two panhandles in the state (fun fact: West Virginia is the only state

Road Trips from Kentucky – Hatfield-McCoy Mountains

The Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Region is a place with extensive history and ample outdoor recreation. This region was named after the

Road Trips from Washington D.C.: Potomac Highlands

The Potomac Highland Region, located in the Eastern portion of West Virginia, provides roughly 2,722 square miles of breathtaking mountain

Road Trips on I-64: Metro Valley

Home to approximately 30% of West Virginia’s population, the Metro Valley Region is filled with a culturally rich atmosphere and

MENDENHALL 1884 INN BED AND BREAKFAST

Come Home to Clarkburg

West Virginia native and winner of America’s Got Talent, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be the featured artist at the

These 3 WV Towns are officially the South’s Best

Awarded each year by Southern Living, the South’s Best Awards are an annual tradition. Coming off of a challenging year,

Community Coalition for Social Justice – Main Street Morgantown 15th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration: West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders

The Community Coalition for Social Justice invites everyone to explore the theme of “West Virginia Civil Rights Leaders” on Monday,

4 Fun Things to do Inside This Week to Celebrate West Virginia

It can be hard to find new things to do after so many weeks staying at home. Here are four

Top 3 Winter Activities in Huntington

Located on the Ohio River, the college town of Huntington boasts not only a lively nightlife, but activities the whole

Mark Down These Restaurant Specials in West Virginia

West Virginia is full of unique and inviting restaurants that dish out decadent meals. And, during particular times of the

FESTIVALS EXPLORER: 7 Fishes – A Tradition, Book, Festival and Now a Feature Film

Robert Tinnell, Festival Explorer West Virginia-native Robert Tinnell is a writer/director/producer with experience in a variety of media. He most

Shop Local During Small Business Saturday

The last Saturday of November is time to shop small. From specialty gifts to artisan crafts, small businesses in West

Grab Your Calendar, Fun Awaits This December in Almost Heaven

Celebrate the winter season this year in Almost Heaven. In the wintertime, West Virginia comes alive with festive and one-of-a-kind

Visit These Historic Almost Heaven Homes This Holiday Season

Many of West Virginia’s most historic homes are open for tours during the holidays. Take a step back in time

This special tradition brings the entire community of Huntington together once every year

On November 14, 1970, a flight carrying the Marshall University football team, staff, boosters and flight crew tragically crashed just

Haunted West Virginia Locations That Are Sure to Give You Chills

With as much unique history as West Virginia has rolling through its hills and mountains, it is no surprise to

Spooky West Virginia Tours You Don’t Want to Miss

West Virginia’s unique history brings with it an assortment of spooky places. As Halloween creeps closer and the autumn air

A Quick Trip in the Metro Valley: Experience History, Culture and So Much More

Cityscapes, unique stops, shops, small town charm and so much more await in Almost Heaven’s Metro Valley region. Home to

Find Family Fun All Across Almost Heaven

Exploring Almost Heaven is an amazing adventure, but doing so as a family makes it even more special. From high

This Festival Spreads Music through the Mountains & Valleys of Southern West Virginia

Since 1990, one of West Virginia’s most beloved festivals has brought the sounds of old-time music and dance to the

Family Vacation Locations with Rich Histories

West Virginia has many places that can transport you back in time, where you can immerse yourself in the history

Scenic Stops. Unique Locations. Amazing Sights & Sounds. This Road Trip Has it All.

There’s something about taking a road trip in Almost Heaven that just can’t be beat. Along the way new experiences

Best of Summer in Almost Heaven

As the days get longer and the temperatures start to rise, experience the best of Almost Heaven this summer. Each

Almost Heaven is Home to Can’t Miss Fairs & Festivals in the Summertime

A warm breeze and a sunny sky in Almost Heaven mark the start of the state’s fair and festival season.

Don’t Miss These One-of-a-kind Events At FestivALL

Each summer in Almost Heaven, FestivALL is a highlight of the season. Throughout the 15 days of FestivALL, festival-goers can

Experience Historic Stops for the Whole Family in West Virginia This Summer

Home to endless historic stops – especially in the summertime, West Virginia is the perfect playground for families to explore

These 19 Adventures in West Virginia are Must-Sees

Scenic beauty. New adventures. Lasting memories. The mountain state is home to all of these things and more. It’s the

Mark These Upcoming Almost Heaven Summer Events On Your Calendar

Summer in West Virginia is the perfect time to enjoy all the fairs, festivals and other events the Mountain State

Scenic mountain drives make memories for a lifetime at this annual event

Stunning cars, scenic drives and splendid shows return to The Greenbrier in May. The Greenbrier Concours d’Elegance will be held

Do you know how the Gauley River’s ‘Lost Paddle’ received its name?

Traversing the legendary Gauley River is no easy task. Rafters have been flocking to its world-renowned rapids for years, and

These Almost Heaven Beers are Influenced by West Virginia History and Culture

West Virginia’s craft beer scene continues to grow, and it has become quite popular in recent years. Several breweries around

This James Beard Award-Winning Restaurant has been a Huntington Staple for more than 80 Years

Since 1938, Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House has been a staple of the Huntington community. The restaurant has been a

Harps. Angelic voices. It’s only found in Almost Heaven.

The Wheeling Jamboree is one of last remaining shows of its kind. It is the second oldest country music radio

Visit these Hidden Castles in Almost Heaven

Hidden throughout West Virginia, castles can be found that will that take you back in time. Beautiful architecture, manicured grounds

Rich History & Scenic Beauty Lie On Every Corner of This Trail

Journey across the Washington Heritage Trail, a trail that George Washington himself blazed throughout his incredible life. The trail begins

Sit Back. Relax. Experience Dishes from Around the World in Almost Heaven

Sit down, relax and enjoy delicious cuisines from around the world in the Mountain State. From German to Filipino, West

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Historic Lewisburg, Topping Must-Do Lists from Around the Country

Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Entertainment Explorers Since its earliest days, Lewisburg has been a literal crossroads and commercial hub for

You can get an up-close look at these Almost Heaven factories

West Virginia is home to incredible businesses – many of which open their doors to share their crafts with the

Almost Heaven adventures for all to enjoy

The Mountain State is home to world-class adventure and exploration, offering a wide variety of options depending on visitors’ interests.

The peculiar story of West Virginia’s world-traveling mummies

Believe it or not, West Virginia is home to two scientific anomalies. In the small, historic town of Philippi, visitors

The trip you’ve been longing for. Memories in the making. That’s Almost Heaven.

If you’re looking to visit West Virginia, these iconic adventures are perfect ways to see Almost Heaven. Whether you’re looking

A look at 2019 in West Virginia: Important dates and events you don’t want to miss

Mark your calendars for these 2019 events in Almost Heaven. Which ones will you be attending? FEBRUARY: Cabin Fever Craft

Top 10 places to get inspired in West Virginia

There’s inspiration at every turn in Almost Heaven. Whether it’s a beautiful piece or architecture or the highest point in

This is your first step to planning a vacation to Almost Heaven

  You can almost hear the rushing waters of waterfalls, the birds chirping and the the pure, unspoiled sound of

Your Guide to Exploring the Monongahela National Forest

The Monongahela National Forest covers a massive area of nearly 1 million acres and is bursting with breathtaking scenery and

Discover fresh air and even fresher powder at the longest snow tubing run in the Mid-Atlantic

While skiing and snowboarding are perfect for adrenaline-seekers, Almost Heaven has something for everyone. If you enjoy a more relaxing

These special West Virginia buildings feature unique architecture and history

While West Virginia is known for its rolling hills, gorgeous mountains and abundance of wildlife, it is also home to

Snow doesn’t stop the fun in these Almost Heaven spots

When the leaves have fallen from the trees and snow has found its way to the Mountain State, the fun

Have you been to West Virginia’s six national parks?

National parks offer incredible opportunities to experience history, explore the state’s natural beauty and venture to gorgeous places you’ve never

These unique places to stay can only be found in Almost Heaven

Everyone needs a change in their normal routine from time to time. When planning your next vacation to West Virginia,

These West Virginia activities are perfect for your New Year’s resolutions

We’ve all said it – “New year, new me.” Each new year brings the opportunity for change. Outdoor activities are

Did you know about this unique music trail in Almost Heaven?

Throughout much of eastern West Virginia, you can follow a special trail of unique, historic venues that make up what

Have you tried these unique West Virginia winter experiences?

Winter in the Mountain Sate is the perfect time to venture out and experience new things! From incredible light displays

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: 20 Ways to Explore Winter in Randolph County

Taira Landavere, Entertainment Explorer Winter is here! The first snowflakes have fallen from the sky, and there’s no better place

These 3 state parks are the best to visit in winter

Exploring West Virginia is always an exciting adventure, and it can be even more fun in the winter. In fact,

3 luxurious WV getaways perfect for winter

Relaxation and adventure both last all year in the Mountain State. Whether you’re in the mountains of the New River/Greenbrier

These 5 Winter Mountain Resorts are Real-Life Wonderlands

West Virginia is an outdoor playground with winter mountain resorts around the state that are just waiting to be explored.

The best places to purchase art in West Virginia

While West Virginia is well-known for its incredible landscapes and jaw-dropping views, it is also home to incredible and talented

The best places for ice skating in Almost Heaven

Whether you’re a child or just a child at heart, ice skating is something that you can enjoy. You may

Enjoy an Old Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry

This winter celebrate Christmas in an extra special way at the Harpers Ferry Old Tyme Christmas Festival. The festival kicks

These are some of the best shops for Almost Heaven goods

It is always fun to give and receive gifts. But it’s even better to support local, hand-crafted items sold by

A Foodie’s Long Weekend Road Trip in West Virginia

If a colorful plate full of Almost Heaven flavor is on your list this season, get ready to hit the

Insider’s Guide to Real-World WV Locations in Fallout 76

Looking to explore the real-life Mountain State locations in Fallout® 76? You’ve come to the right place. Through an exclusive partnership

Have you experienced a Small Business Saturday in Almost Heaven?

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest weekends of the year for shopping. Black Friday draws millions

You can find some of West Virginia’s best art at these 5 spots

Throughout the state, incredibly talented artisans and artisan groups are creating amazing pieces and showcasing them for the world to

Shop til you drop at these 6 West Virginia boutique districts

It’s always a good time for a shopping trip — and we all deserve it every once in a while!

You won’t find a more remote getaway than this West Virginia spot

Have you ever dreamed of heading to a secluded yet beautiful wilderness? Then a trip aboard the Castaway Caboose at

Do you know the history of these 4 haunted West Virginia locations?

It is no secret that West Virginia is home to many spooky places. With a history as unique and deep

These 3 West Virginia locations are some of the spookiest in America

Everyone loves a good ghost story. Something about us loves the terrifying idea of the supernatural, no matter how often

This West Virginia cryptid has its own iconic trail

On a dark September night in 1952, several residents of Flatwoods, West Virginia experienced something they will never forget. Edward and

5 signs that you definitely belong in West Virginia

West Virginia pride is a real thing. We wear it proudly on our sleeve and aren’t afraid to let anyone

5 of the most haunted locations in West Virginia

With as much history as West Virginia has, there is no surprise that there is no shortage of hauntings. For

These monsters of West Virginia folklore can be found in Fallout 76

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the West Virginia monsters of folklore that will be included in Fallout 76!

Did you know about West Virginia’s deep Italian heritage?

The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival is one of the largest and most widely known annual events in the state.

Did you know these 6 West Virginia football traditions?

College football tradition runs deep in the Mountain State – both for Marshall University and West Virginia University! Every week,

HISTORY & HERITAGE EXPLORER: Check Out These Only-In-West-Virginia Monuments You Have to See To Believe

Jeanne Mozier, History & Heritage Explorer In West Virginia, monuments are quirky and occasionally dedicated to fictional figures – maybe.

Mark down these 12 MUST-DO West Virginia Fall events

West Virginia is the perfect place for a fall getaway. With so much to do in the Mountain State, it

These 6 little-known West Virginia facts are going to blow your mind

West Virginia is known for its scenic beauty and its one-of-a-kind adventures, but the Mountain State has so much more

Flying into DC? Take a quick trip to the Eastern Panhandle in West Virginia

So, you’ve just flown into DC and are looking for something amazing to do. Well, look no further than the

The unofficial start to summer in West Virginia

Summer is just around the corner! And West Virginia is the place to be. This season is truly a magical

5 farm workshops to learn traditional trades

If you’re a farm kid at heart but never had the opportunity to learn the traditional arts and skills associated

Did you know: Mother’s Day was created in West Virginia

The term “mountain mama” calls to mind our beloved state anthem, “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” But are you familiar

This one-day West Virginia yard sale is the largest on the East Coast

Did you know West Virginia is home to the largest one-day community yard sale on the East Coast? Each May,

Mountain views & a show: The best amphitheaters in West Virginia

From waterfront views to dramatic views of the New River Gorge, each amphitheater in West Virginia is different, yet equally

7 Days, 7 Ways to Celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week

May 5-11, 2019 is National Travel and Tourism Week—an occasion established by congressional resolution 35 years ago to celebrate the

Celebrate Free Comic Book Day in West Virginia

In an era of big box stores and online shopping, the neighborhood comic shop has stood the test of time,

How to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in West Virginia

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican army defeating the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5,