Your Ultimate List of the Most Instagrammable spots in West Virginia

The Mountain State is known for its incredible beauty. From sweeping vistas to charming storefronts all around the state are incredible instagrammable spots you won’t find anywhere else.


The Polky Dot – This whimsical restaurant is the perfect place to take an adorable photo. From its fun interior to its massive milkshakes, the Polky Dot never disappoints for a fun Instagram pic.

Retro Donuts – This new donut shop in Lewisburg provides photos that are the perfect addition to any carefully curated Instagram account. From its retro interior to its mouthwatering donuts your photo here will inspire many to step up their Instagram game.

Secret Sandwich Society – Trendy décor? Check. Delicious Food? Check. Incredible beer? Check. The perfect foodie Instagram post? Double check.

My Bella Parties – My Bella Parties in Hurricane is the ultimate location for anyone who considers themselves a foodie. They create unique, crazy and massive milkshakes that will catch any Instagrammer’s eye.


The West Virginia State Capitol – The West Virginia State Capitol is a beautiful backdrop to any photo with its gold dome and beautifully manured lawns. Any good Instagram account needs a photo with what is considered the most beautiful state capitol in the United States.

J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works – If you’re looking for a photo at a gorgeous farm J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works family farm is your place.

The Greenbrier Resort – Surrounded by the wondrous Allegheny Mountains The Greenbrier Resort is the ultimate location for a gallery of Instagram photos. From its Dorothy Draper interior to its infinity pool overlooking one of their picturesque golf courses – you won’t know which photo to pick.

The Bavarian Inn – From its charming European elegance to its scenic location perched on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River you’ll find many opportunities for an envy-worthy picture.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort – Snowshoe Mountain Resort has a charming village, impeccable slopes and an array of mountain activities. The photos you take here will definitely convince your friends you’re the adventurous type.

Palace of Gold – The Palace of Gold was called “America’s Taj Mahal” by the New York Times so you know you’re going to get some gorgeous photos here. We recommend visiting during their Festival of Colors for a once -n a lifetime photo op.

Capitol Market – This trendy indoor-outdoor market is tucked in a turn-of-the-century train station. It’s vibrant colors provide incredible lighting for all photos.

Downtown Shepherdstown – Charming storefronts, trendy eateries, boutiques and historic sites. Downtown Shepherdstown is a mecca for amazing pictures.


Coopers Rock State Forest – A photo at one of Coopers Rock State Forest’s overlooks will provide inspiration to any Instagram account. Visit the Ravens Rock overlook for a spectacular photo of the Cheat River Canyon.

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park – A visit to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park may turn into a full out Instagram photoshoot. It has a little bit of everything from picturesque streets, scenic views of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, trails and even battlefields for a more unique photo opportunity.

Babcock State Park – No Instagram account is complete without a photo at Babcock State Park especially in the fall with it surrounded by dazzling colored leaves and moody lighting. The Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park is also a popular destination for nature and landscape photographers and artists.

Blackwater Falls State Park – Blackwater Falls State Park is one of the most iconic and most photographed sites in the Mountain State so of course it is on this list. Visit Blackwater Falls, Elakala Falls, Lindy Point or Pendleton Point for an incredible scenic photo.

Dolly Sods – Dolly Sods is another iconic West Virginia spot. This beautiful area is a rocky, high-altitude plateau with sweeping vistas.

Seneca Rocks – Any photo at Seneca Rocks is sure to create some serious Instagram envy. Seneca Rocks is one of the best-known landmarks in the state and the view it provides is truly breathtaking.

New River Gorge Bridge – The New River Gorge Bridge is the ultimate backdrop to any photo. The New River Gorge Bridge is more than 3,000 feet long, crosses over the New River Gorge and is the longest steel-arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere so it’s a must to get a picture here.

Spruce Knob – Spruce Knob is gorgeous both during the day and at night. It’s the highest point in the Mountain State and has a variety of terrains and landscapes, which makes it ideal for photographers. Visit at night and experience some of the darkest skies of the Mississippi and capture the most beautiful star filled photo.

Summersville Lake – Known as “The Little Bahamas of the East” any picture you at Summersville Lake will be gorgeous. Its huge cliffs and clear water will truly awe your Instagram followers.

Hawks Nest State Park – Visit Hawks Nest State Park for one of the most incredible bird’s eye views and pictures of the rugged New River Gorge National River.

Cathedral Falls – Cathedral Falls is formed by a small tributary to the New River that plunges over sandstone and shale cliffs. Stand in front of it for the perfect artsy photo your Instagram needs.

Street Art

Charleston’s East End contains many works of art include the ‘Out and About’ mural, which can be found in Charleston. The artists of the ‘Out and About’ mural was inspired by people he had encountered in the community. Today, it serves as a creative backdrop for beautiful photos.

Every day thousands of students pass by this vibrant mural, which is located by the downtown PRT station on the campus of West Virginia University. The artists were inspired by the Monongahela River and the mountains of West Virginia. Now it has a become a fun photo opportunity for students, alum as well as out-of-towners with its beautiful colors and designs.

Find the colorful stairs by Front Street Grocers in Thomas for a fun Instagram picture. These vibrant stairs are sure to amp up the content on your Instagram.

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This post was last updated on March 17, 2022