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Your Guide to Summer in West Virginia

Summer in West Virginia is that special time of year when everything looks and feels perfect! The trees are lush

Celebrate Father’s Day in West Virginia

Father’s Day is that one day a year dedicated to those who fulfill that role in our lives. And according

Something for ALL this FestivALL

With 10 days full of activities, planning is key to make sure you don’t miss out on one of West

Zach Williams Concert

Christian rock award-winner Zach Williams is the headliner for the annual U-Turn concert. The free event is on the lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse in Ripley.

State Fair of West Virginia

Everything old is new again: New turns for old places

West Virginia’s rich history is captured in lovingly restored churches, train stations, schools and homes that have been converted to

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

4 must-dos at the West Virginia Vandalia Gathering

The Vandalia Gathering is West Virginia’s signature festival that celebrates traditional dance, music, and crafts. Families and friends will be

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

Pepperoni rolls and craft beer are the perfect pair at this West Virginia festival

Pepperoni rolls? Check. Beer? Check. Proceeds go to a good cause? Check. On June 20, stop by the Rolls on

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?

When it’s above 90 degrees, “Nature’s Air-Conditioned City” serves lemonade

Is there anything better than a glass of ice cold lemonade on a warm summer day? That’s why Bluefield is the

Celebrate 50 years of whitewater rafting in West Virginia

Every year, thousands of people from all over the world journey to the New and Gauley rivers to ride some

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

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,

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

12 months, 12 festivals & events in West Virginia

Throughout the year, the Mountain State is home to some of the most unique and fun festivals and events. From

BYOB- Bring your own banjo to these down-home mountain music fests

What’s more fun than a jam session beneath the trees? Grab your instrument of choice and get to pickin’ at

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

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

Spring is better in the mountains of West Virginia

The best season of the year has just arrived and what does that mean? Flowers are blooming, trees are turning

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

Motorcycles in the Mountains

West Virginia’s twisting mountain roads were made for two-wheeling fun. The annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally welcomes over 50,000 motorcycle riders

Celebrate Mardi Gras in West Virginia

  You don’t need to travel to New Orleans to toss festive beads and feast on king cake. Celebrate Mardi

Nail City Record

Browse vinyl at these 4 record shops in WV

Music has come a long way from its early days on vinyl to its present form in digital. You’d think

Happy 36th birthday to Mountain Stage!

There’s a spring in the mountain and it flows down to the town. From the river to the ocean it

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks and forests spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven

The River House

The must-try beer from every WV brewery

West Virginia’s growing craft beer scene is creating a ton of delicious, must-try beers from all over the state. Here’s

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

These 11 WV tacos will satisfy those Tex-Mex cravings

West Virginia is a culinary mecca – with everything from high-end French cuisine to traditional Appalachian fare. But, sometimes, nothing

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

Wild, wonderful fun on the Fourth

  West Virginia’s rich with hometown pride, and we sure know how to celebrate our nation’s birthday! From small-town picnics

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: Parkersburg

Right where the Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers converge is a town surrounded by colorful restaurants, breweries and historic attractions.

Town guide: Martinsburg

Fresh, traditional cuisine, whimsical entertainment and 19th-century attractions— that’s Martinsburg. Dining The Colandrea family has owned King’s New York Pizza,

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

Westover Farmers Market

Shop local at the weekly Westover Farmers Market, Tuesday from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the former Shop n' Save parking lot in Westover. Vendors will offer a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, meats, etc. all produced within 50 miles. Shoppers can use cash or market tokens purchased with credit/debit/SNAP cards, or WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers at approved vendors.

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

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: Bluefield

Head south for savory cuisine, carefree entertainment, and intriguing history in “Nature’s Air-Conditioned City.” Dining While you’re in town, check

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

Town guide: Morgantown

Whether you bleed gold and blue, love munchin’ on some local eats or are looking for a place to spend

The Indie on Main

A golden-era getaway

Want to step back in time to a golden age of steam-driven trains, Victorian inns, variety shows and Appalachian string

4 WV podcasters you should be listening to

Here are some stellar podcasts you might be surprised are either produced in West Virginia or by West Virginia natives:

It’s the best time of year to visit “USA’s Ireland”

This charming little community in the heart of West Virginia pays tribute to its Emerald Isle namesake every spring. But

DUO VIANNO

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

Nontraditional getaways for you and your sweetheart

Still want to plan time with your sweetheart but aren’t exactly a dinner ’n’ a dozen roses type of couple?

Harpers Ferry Event Barn

Ranson Convention and Visitors Bureau

7 fun ways to dig into your Appalachian roots

“Mountain folk” have their own way of doing things. Old-time Appalachian practices are still alive and well in the hills

Brooke Hills Park

Spoons and other weird Appalachian instruments (and where to hear them)

That weird sound you hear in your favorite Appalachian tune? It’s probably weirder than you think! Appalachian music— which includes

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

Heating it up on the ice: 7 reasons to catch this hockey team in the rink

  West Virginia’s signature hockey team heats up the ice every season— and you’ll want to catch these goal-blazers on

Nowhere goes more over-the-top for Christmas than this mountain retreat

“America’s Resort” takes holidays to the next level with 60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer. Live the holiday high life.

A storybook holiday escape in the mountains

Thousands upon thousands of tiny glistening lights unite in one of America’s largest light displays: the Winter Festival of Lights

11 top Mountain State traditions to start this holiday

Start new traditions in the Mountain State this holiday season. Share Mountain State memories with folks you love most— decorating together,

Here’s where to find full-on Southern hospitality & charm— on a hostel budget

In West Virginia, you can get pretty darn cozy on a light budget. The state already has a lower cost

Brew town, USA— this craft beer central is somewhere you might not expect!

If you like your suds close to nature, West Virginia is where it’s at. The craft beer scene in Thomas

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

Wild days ‘n wild nights: your guide to New River Gorge adventure & nightlife

The New River Gorge in West Virginia is the East’s outdoor adventure central, but the excitement doesn’t stop when the

Don’t let this guy undersell you— he farms the best cross-country ski trails in the East. (Yes, farms.)

Chip Chase is a living proof of the vibrancy that comes from living your dreams. Talking with Chip is like

6 best places to pick up tailgate snacks to-go

Where are the best post-game hangouts in West Virginia? Here are just a few… Wheeling Pittsburgh-based Primanti Bros. now has

How to spend a weekend in Charleston (outdoors & about town)

West Virginia’s capital city has a rich old-school charm, but a modern scene and a small-town feel. Charleston has the

Explore this historic island mansion, lit only by candles

Off the banks of the Ohio River in Parkersburg, a majestic neoclassical mansion raises from the river, surrounded by flowers

This tiny mountain town is an outdoor adventurer’s dream

We’re going to let you in on a little secret— deep in West Virginia, there’s a prime destination for art

September Insta-greats

  With September came some of the first signs of fall in the Mountain State— cool, crisp evenings, hints of

5 longstanding favorites at one of WV’s oldest festivals

In its 80+ years, the Mountain State Forest Festival in Elkins has gotten BIG. But of all the excitement, here’s

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

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

“Best thing I did this summer”

Some inspiration for your next adventure from the GoToWV team, who set some serious #travelgoals this summer: Vicki Vaughan Every

8 reasons to dress to the nines in WV

Sometimes it is just plain fun to go all out and dress up for a night on the town. Want

ZZ Top

See one of America’s best known rock bands live! Come dance along to favorites like “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’” “and “Legs.”

Best of August in WV

As another wild, wonderful season comes to a close, there’s no better way to soak up the last of that

This string fest brings in the best pickers from around the globe

If you’re looking for some of the best fiddlers and banjo pickers around, look no further than Fayette County at

Best of July in WV

Summer is just now heating up! Here is a sampling of some of the great events taking place in the

Happy birthday, WV! 11 ways to celebrate (here & afar)

Happy birthday, West Virginia! Our great state turns 153 this year on June 20. Here are 11 ways for mountain

Best summer sizzle & splash

Temperatures are rising, BBQ is smoking and water parks are calling! These staple summer favorites go hand-in-hand and are the

June Insta-greats

  This June brought out some of the things we love most about Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. Vibrant arts and

7 reasons to take ‘em out to the ballgame

The Mountain State boasts 4 top-notch minor league baseball teams worth taking to the stands for. WV definitely has some unique

Best of June in WV

Here is just a sampling of some of the fun and exciting events this month in the Mountain State: 1.

The trail that takes you right into the heart of mountain music

Real mountain music lives loud on West Virginia’s Route 219. Along this Mountain Music Trail, stop off at venues, festivals,

Best of May in WV

It’s finally May, and the Mountain State is celebrating in style with a whole bunch of outdoor events. The sun

Gal getaways: hit the town

Longing for a ladies’ night out? Hit the town with your gal friends. Sophisticated wine tastings, casual bars and snazzy

Brewing up in 2016: 10 new breweries & events to try

West Virginia’s craft beer business is booming! Here are 7 new breweries and 3 new events to watch for this

Strand Theatre

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