Many tourists come to West Virginia's mountain resorts. The state's numerous mineral
springs have attracted visitors since the days of George Washington. Among the
better known are Berkeley Springs and White Sulphur Springs. Hunting, skiing, whitewater
rafting, and fishing are popular sports. West Virginia's state parks attract more
than a million visitors a year. The larger cities have fine recreational areas such as
Wheeling's Oglebay Park and Charleston's Coonskin Park. Pipestem State Park has an
amphitheater, craft center, and country store.
A West Virginia country inn or farm bed and breakfast captures the warmth and charm of the
state in a way that no urban hotel can.The friendly and warm hospitality you'll find at
West Virginia's bed and breakfasts, homestay B&Bs, and country inns and lodges are
made even nicer by their affordable rates.
Just driving around backwoods West Virginia, with its hills and creeks and rivers and
forests and mountaintop vistas, is a wonderful experience in and of itself. There are lots
of out-of-the-way wonders to be discovered, and quite a few scenic routes, including the
Coal Heritage Trail from Bluefield to Beckley, the Midland Trail along route 60 from
Huntington to White Sulphur Springs, and the Highland Scenic Highway from Richwood to
north of Marlinton. West Virginia University in Morgantown has museums, an arboretum, and
a loyal football following. Paranormal buffs might enjoy visiting Point Pleasant, site of
the famous Mothman sightings in the 1960s. There's a Mothman festival every September.
Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia.
West Virginia's spectacular mountains, swirling rivers, and scenic countryside
offer a welcome change of pace from the rush of everyday life. Here, too, you'll find
friendly cities full of fun and nightlife. From wild to mild, from a five-star resort to
rustic retreats, West Virginia truly has something for everyone.