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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

Arthurdale Heritage

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

Fall Foliage Road Trip: W.Va. Routes 15 East and 20 North

Waterfalls Views & Serene Waterways This week in Almost Heaven, more and more color is creeping across the state. While

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 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

Snow Sports Museum of West Virginia

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St. Albans Historical Society

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

Fact or Fiction: West Virginia Folklore

How well do you know West Virginia folklore? This trivia will test your knowledge on the mysterious beings that roam

History Abounds in these 3 Charming Small Towns

Is your inner history buff begging for a getaway to a place with a past? These charming towns are perfect

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

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

5 October Events to Look Forward to Every Year

Fall is a special time in Almost Heaven and celebrated accordingly. Experience the best of October at these events. 1.

Make Memories with Your Kiddos this Fall

Nothing says fall quite like apple picking, pumpkin painting and fun festivals. Make the most of this special season with

Explore charming towns during 48 hours in the Eastern Panhandle

Only 1.5 hours away from Washington, D.C., West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle

Make your way to Almost Heaven’s Northern Panhandle for 48 Hours

The slender Northern Panhandle at the top of West Virginia is home to riverside activities, arts, shopping, hiking and more.

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

History. Charm. Southern Hospitality. Discover it all in the Mid-Ohio Valley Region

Steeped in rich heritage, the Mid-Ohio Valley region of the state is home to historic, charming towns and beautiful riverfront

Summer activities for the whole family in Almost Heaven

Summer is a great time to get the family together for a day in the sun. From state parks 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

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

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

Mountain State Must-Stops Along Interstate 81

Interstate 81 passes through a short Eastern Panhandle span in West Virginia, and there are numerous attractions not far off

5 stops along I-70 in West Virginia

If you’re traveling along I-70 in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, there are several unique stops in the nearly

Almost Heaven Activities for the Whole Family

When the kids are out of school, the sun lingers in the sky a bit longer and you have a

Get Outside and Explore Almost Heaven this Summer

Summer is the perfect time for exploration and adventure in Almost Heaven. The vibrant, rolling hills and mountains come alive

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

Extend Your Vacation With This 9-Day Summer Road Trip

Whether you’re a traveler looking for a getaway or West Virginia native in search of a “staycation” a road trip

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

Discover Awe-Inspiring Beauty At Almost Heaven’s 6 National Parks

Home to six extraordinary national parks, West Virginia is the ultimate place to find your inner sense of adventure and

These train excursions will lead you to stunning places

The sights and sounds you’ll experience on an excursion along the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad are unparalleled. American Bald Eagles,

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

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

Travel every Almost Heaven region

Each region in Almost Heaven is home to beautiful sites. From gentle rolling farmland to deep gorges and canyons, the

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

The Flatwoods Monster Museum

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

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

West Virginia Cities by Day & Night

The Mountain State is home to a mix of vibrant, eclectic, unique and historic cities that are perfect for wandering

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

Who is the Mysterious Mothman?

“Couples See Man-Sized Bird … Creature … Something.” This was the headline on the front page of the November 16,

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!

Looking for a wild ride? Then you must visit this place

Grab some friends and try something new when you visit Hatfield-McCoy Airboat Tours in Matewan. On your tour you will

Fill Your Heart with Fall: Fests for the Season

This fall immerse yourself in all things West Virginia by attending some of the states most exciting and unique festivals.

Discover the Perfect Scenic Drives in West Virginia

“Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong.” We all know this song by heart. In fact, you’re

155 ways to enjoy summer in West Virginia

West Virginia turns 155 years young on June 20! And while you’re spending the birthday exploring the beautiful state, here

These 6 Magnificent mansions in West Virginia are stunning

Scattered throughout the Mountain State are some of the most beautiful mansions dripping with opulence and begging for their history

You’re flying into West Virginia—now where to go?

The Mountain State is served by several primary airports offering commercial services. Is this your first time flying into West

Hit the history trail: 4 West Virginia road trips with heart

Planning your summer road trip? These fascinating trails might pique your interest in West Virginia’s rich culture and history. Download

Road Trip: Sweetest small towns & main streets

From strolling down the streets of the state’s vibrant capital city to discovering the charming storefronts of a small mountain

33 Things To Do On Route 33

Take a drive through scenic, rolling hills on Route 33 in Upshur, Lewis and Randolph counties to experience 33 unique

A little bit of Branson in the heart of West Virginia

Why travel all the way to Branson, Missouri, when you can enjoy award-winning dinner theater right here in West Virginia?

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

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

The Ultimate Guide to Spartan Weekend in Almost Heaven

Spartan Race returns to West Virginia this year—with a Trifecta weekend sure to get the blood pumping! This challenging, world-famous

You’ll never believe what West Virginia’s state fossil is

  You’ve heard of the state animal (black bear) and the state tree (sugar maple) … but did you know

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

West Virginia’s unique connection to our first president

Berkeley Springs State Park is renowned for its soothing mineral waters and spa treatments. It’s the site of the annual

West Virginia adds 3 sites to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

West Virginia is home to three historic stops on the United States Civil Rights Trail. The trail launches with the

Wetzel County Museum

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven no matter

Salute WV heroes at these 8 stops

West Virginia boasts one of the highest numbers of veterans per capita in the nation, as well as some prestigious

Town guide: Williamson

This riverside town winds past miles of Hatfield-McCoy family history and adventure. Dining 34:Ate’s menu bursts with imaginative salads, entrees,

Randolph County Museum

Town guide: Romney

Officially chartered in 1762, this city is 1 of the 2 oldest in West Virginia. Dining Main Street Grill harkens

West Virginia’s oldest movie theater is still going strong

West Virginia is home to dozens of grand old theaters harboring a century’s worth of memories dating back to the

West Virginia Museum of American Art Glass

Mountaineer Military Museum

Morgan’s Kitchen Museum

Town guide: Fairmont

Get a hearty helping of European and old-time heritage in “Italy in Appalachia!” Taste Old-World cuisine, tour quirky museums and

Town guide: Martinsburg

Fresh, traditional cuisine, whimsical entertainment and 19th-century attractions— that’s Martinsburg. Dining Sup on La Trattoria’s homemade Italian cuisine, straight from

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: Charleston

From mouth-watering local fare to a rich arts scene, there’s never a dull moment in West Virginia’s hip, historic capital

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: Wheeling

Victorian charm, quaint attractions and soul-satisfying cuisine makes “the Friendly City” an idyllic weekend trip. Dining Puckish yet sophisticated, Later

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

The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

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

The National American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum, Education & Research Center

This will definitely convince you to take a family spring break in the mountains

Are you hoping to take the family on a spring break trip this year but want to keep it safe?

Town Guide: Point Pleasant

Situated at the confluence of the Kanawha and Ohio rivers, Point Pleasant has long been an important transportation hub, dating

Take a driving tour of this fierce, famous family feud

A stolen pig. Ill-fated lovers. Fights and killings. It’s the stuff of legend, but it’s all true. Hop on an

6 unique historic districts in West Virginia

The story of West Virginia’s very birth is one for the (history) books! But since our inception in 1863, we’ve

Relics and inspirations from WV’s richest industry

Since Victorian times, coal has made history in West Virginia. That legacy continues today with subterranean tours, eccentric buildings, and

7 Wild, Wonderful West Virginia Women

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let’s take a look at some Wild, Wonderful West Virginia women who helped shape