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Our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

The perfect Valentine’s gift is never easy to come by, but we have you covered this year. Whether you are

Otter & Oak

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

The hustle and bustle of the holidays and shopping for everyone in your life can feel a bit overwhelming each

Fall Foliage Road Trip: U.S. 250 to W.Va. 88

Northern Panhandle Must-Visits With later than normal peak color arriving in the Mountain State, beautiful fall foliage remains in several

Cast Pewter Ornament Workshop

In this workshop hosted by the West Virginia Botanic Garden, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the

R and G’s One of a Kind Jewelry and Creations

“The Co-op” – Hampshire County Co-op and Heritage Marketplace

Blenko Glass Company

Shop Small – Check Out These 10 WV Online Stores

West Virginia shopkeepers and artisans work tirelessly to create meaningful, handcrafted goods for their patrons. Though you might not have

10 must-see stops on your virtual family road trip

Discover West Virginia on a virtual road trip and hop online for a tour of museums, historic sites and remote

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

How Growing Up in West Virginia Influenced my Desire to Shop Small

Megan Ursic, Local Wares and Fares Explorer West Virginia native Megan Ursic is the founder of The Handcrafted Cooperative, a

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping in Almost Heaven

The holidays are a magical time, especially in West Virginia. The mountains are blanketed in fresh snow. The towns of

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

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

Light Up the Night at These Magical Holiday Lights Festivals

Twinkling lights. Warm blankets. Loved ones by your side. Embrace the cold air and enjoy Almost Heaven’s holiday festivities. Grab

A True Farm To Table Thanksgiving

Family. Food. Fun. The only thing that could make your Thanksgiving dinner better is food from local farmers. Almost Heaven

4 Ways to Spend Thanksgiving in West Virginia

Thanksgiving in West Virginia is time for family and fun. From exploring waterfalls to preparing meals in a cozy cabin,

Hidden Gems & Unique Experiences this Fall in West Virginia

Fall in Almost Heaven is a magical time of year. The leaves turn vibrant shades of yellow, deep red and

Check Out These Fall Finds at West Virginia’s Local Shops

Cute shops are around most every corner of West Virginia towns. Head to Almost Heaven for all your cozy, fall

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

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

Experience Almost Heaven along Interstate 77

If you’re traveling through Almost Heaven along I-77, there are a number of must-see stops. From Parkersburg to Bluefield, explore

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

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

This Event is Perfect for Exploring Hip & Historic Charleston

Exploring the state’s hip and historic capital city, Charleston, is always a fun experience thanks to the city’s charming stops

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

Sweet-A-Licious

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

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

Everything Fiesta

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

Looking for a winter getaway? Here are 5 Spots even Better with Snow

Experience the best of the Mountain State this winter by taking a beautiful getaway. From luxurious retreats to adventurous getaways,

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

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

How to shop local in Almost Heaven

Across West Virginia, there are small, locally owned businesses with products perfect for anyone. Whether you’re shopping for a loved

This unique WV event is one you probably haven’t heard of

One of the Mountain State’s most unique festivals during the holiday season is the Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival

These 11 Winter Events Are Must-Sees in West Virginia

The winter season in the Mountain State is an amazing time of year when you can experience new and exciting

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

This local market features handcrafted goods from Almost Heaven

Have you been looking for a place to find handcrafted treasures that you can’t find anywhere else? The Handcrafted Cooperative

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!

Your guide to Bridge Day in West Virginia

Bridge Day, an annual event held in Fayetteville, is undoubtedly one of the most unique events held anywhere in the

FESTIVAL EXPLORER: 8 Ways to Experience a Wild and WonderFall Season in Greater Morgantown

Susan Riddle and the GMCVB team, Festival Explorers It’s that time of year again when family, friends and visitors journey

ENTERTAINMENT EXPLORER: Hidden Gems in Hip, Historic Charleston, West Virginia

Alisa Bailey, Entertainment Explorer With unique food, art, recreation and music, a visit to Charleston, West Virginia, is the Mountain

This Fall Festival Has Been A Tradition For 77 Years!

Fall is right around the corner, and what better way to kick off the most magical season in the Mountain

The Ultimate West Virginia Distillery Road Trip

Moonshine, whiskey, bourbon… oh my! If you have a taste for the wild side, we have the perfect road trip

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

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,

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,

You must try these 12 AMAZING pies in West Virginia

  The pepperoni roll may well be West Virginia’s state food, but we also have some desserts that have reached

This huge, four-day-long festival in West Virginia has a little bit of everything

For more than half a century the Mountain State Art and Craft Fair has been as closely stitched into West

Celebrate Earth Day in West Virginia

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide every April 22 in an effort to promote a healthy, sustainable environment. There are many

What’s a “panhandle”? Explore West Virginia’s most northern and eastern arms

Out of all 50 states, West Virginia has the most distinct shape, with two panhandles extending to the north and

5 mom and pop shops in West Virginia you must visit

You’ll never believe what you can find at some of the state’s oldest and most unique “mom and pop shops.”

Celebrate Easter in West Virginia

For many, Easter is a time for rebirth, renewal and reflection. It’s also a time for celebration and family fun.

THIS festival is the sweetest spot in West Virginia

The town of Ripley has held a festival every March since 2008 to celebrate one of the most important things

There’s a 400-million-year-old ocean beneath West Virginia

Did you know there’s a 400-million-year-old ocean beneath West Virginia? It’s called the Iapetus Ocean, and it lies underneath the

Uncork your creativity at these 5 paint & sip spots in WV

Pull up a chair and pop the cork, then get ready to create your very own masterpiece at one of

The perfect fall day in West Virginia

Apple cider. Pumpkin carving. Corn mazes. Bonfires. Fall is one of the best times of the year, and there’s no

Holler: Contemporary Art Gallery

You can find pumpkin-flavored everything at WV’s largest pumpkin festival

At only one-and-a-half square miles with a population of about 2,500, the tiny river town of Milton boasts an impressive

Artistry on Main

Rivers Studio and Gallery

The Wild Ramp

Town guide: Shepherdstown

West Virginia’s oldest town treats you to sophisticated restaurants, colonial ambience and Old World elegance. Dining When it comes to

Town guide: Huntington

Huntington may be home to Marshall University, but there’s a whole lot more to see and do. When visiting Huntington,

Town guide: Moundsville

Down-home comforts and fascinating historical attractions are just 2 reasons you should visit this Ohio River town. Dining Bob’s Lunch

Town guide: Beckley

Beckley is southern West Virginia’s largest population center, and a major shopping and entertainment center for thousands of the Mountain

Mountain murals: 5 stops for a DIY public art tour

The Mountain State is full of funky art galleries and sophisticated art museums. But during the warmer months, get your

7 WV authors you should be reading

  The Mountain State has produced hundreds of talented writers, including the Nobel Prize-winning Pearl Buck, whose childhood home in

Town guide: Buckhannon

Fresh meals, outdoor attractions, and lively festivals define this Upshur County city. Dining At C.J. Maggie’s, indulgence is the main

These jewelers are crafting unique designs from nature

Wear a piece of West Virginia! The wild Mountain State abounds with natural riches: regal cliffs, deep hardwood forests, and

Lost River Trading Post & Grasshopper Gallery

The sweetest day in the mountains— No, it’s not Valentine’s Day

Hint: every pancake should have this topping! Mountain State Maple Day showcases the sweetest industry in West Virginia: maple syrup!

8 memorable mountain Valentine’s Day dates for every budget

Valentine’s Day is your official excuse to woo. From affordable treats to glamorous outings, there’s something dazzling for your West

Anderson’s Corner

West Virginia American Art Glass LLC

7 things you did as a kid in WV that you’ve gotta share with yours

The joys of growing up in the Mountain State are simple and sweet. Share the fond memories of your mountain

These WV destinations get named to best lists All. The. Time.

West Virginia stacks up national and international recognition for its small-town charm, wild beauty and adventure. But there are a

Meet every wanderluster’s globe-trotting hero, the Roaming Gnome, right here in WV!

Travelocity’s famous Roaming Gnome is heading across West Virginia! The Roaming Gnome had so much fun eating and drinking his

How much of your state have you really explored? WV checklist

How well do you know West Virginia? Here’s your ultimate checklist! 1. Head to Philippi to see the state’s oldest

6 eco-friendly gifts your friends will definitely keep

Looking for eco-friendly gifts this holiday season? Local West Virginia artisans, farmers, and merchants create locally made, recycled and sustainable

You need these unique WV holiday ornaments for your tree

No tree is complete without some West Virginia flair. Wrap that blue garland, top it with a gold star and

3 holiday road trips to make gift shopping exciting

Mine the mountains for handcrafted gifts! Only Santa could fly through all of West Virginia, but these road trips hit

Gifts that show off WV pride

  If you’re shopping for someone who holds West Virginia near and dear to their heart, look no further. From

9 unexpected discoveries from “The Best of West Virginia”

Some of the Mountain State’s best artisan works, unique flavors and traditional sounds can all be found under 1 peaked,

Amazing travel deals – Cyber Monday & Small Business Saturday

Score the best deals in West Virginia this Thanksgiving shopping weekend! Supporting local shops feels amazing, but it’s not all

Want to understand the vibe of “America’s Coolest Small Town”? Stop here.

Vibe is tricky to put your finger on. For Lewisburg, a quaint city in southeast West Virginia, creativity sets it

Mountain Roots Market and Thrift Store, LLC

Upcycled mountain arts

  For a state covered in green, it’s only fitting that West Virginia join the “Go Green” movement. Around West

Greek, Italian, Swiss… the best celebrations of WV’s patchwork heritage

West Virginia is a true melting pot of cultures— and we celebrate them all! From Greek and Italian to Scottish

Wild Rose Soap Co.

Discover urban Appalachia’s renaissance at this unique open-air market

Get a peek behind the curtain of Appalachia’s artistic revival at the East End Bazaar in Charleston. The Bazaar’s colorful