Finally— early spring adventures are here!
Winter is slacking off, and none too soon. The earliest whitewater trips and aerial activities are either here (right now!) or around the corner, so grab a calendar. Spring break starts now! Early spring Whitewater rafting ranks as Southern West Virginia’s top recreational pursuit, and no wonder. Folks travel the world to play on the … Continue reading Finally— early spring adventures are here!March 22, 2017
Have you tried these 7 newcomers from 2016?
Southern West Virginia had a busy year! Have you kept up? New businesses and adventures found a home in our corner of the Mountain State. Check out these new resorts, boutiques and specials you should try this year if you haven’t already! 1. Four Wheeler Heaven This family-owned ATV resort is about as close to … Continue reading Have you tried these 7 newcomers from 2016?March 16, 2017
SWV: 7 ways to stay active this winter
Burn calories and have a snow day, too! Winter is winding down, but cold-weather games are still afoot in Southern West Virginia. Ski, explore caverns, and go where no hibernating bear has gone before! Check out these attractions and activities: 1. Winterplace Ski Resort Southern West Virginia’s biggest, most extensive ski resort has no trouble … Continue reading SWV: 7 ways to stay active this winterMarch 10, 2017
SWV: 2017 bucket list? Try these wow-worthy “best of” winners
Launch your new year with the most popular attractions in Appalachia. 2 prestigious publications asked voters for their favorite destinations, and the Mountain State did really well — particularly Southern West Virginia. For 2017, add some award-winning towns, restaurants and outfitters to your itinerary! WV Living’s “The Best of West Virginia” Our region scooped handfuls … Continue reading SWV: 2017 bucket list? Try these wow-worthy “best of” winnersMarch 6, 2017
SWV: Where entertainment is the entree
Add some mystery or music to your evening! This spring, Southern West Virginia’s best entertainment venues treat you to Irish feasting, craft brews, and murder. Here’s where you can catch the show: March appetizer You’ll want to make reservations for this one: the Shamrock Slainte Dinner. It’s your excuse to dress up in green (the … Continue reading SWV: Where entertainment is the entreeMarch 6, 2017
Sometimes when you drive across the New River Gorge Bridge the clouds form a tunnel to the other side #visitwv
Sometimes when you drive across the New River Gorge Bridge the clouds form a tunnel to the other side #visitwv Posted to Instagram by Visit WV.February 15, 2017
Be Your Romantic Best
Dress it up or down. Southern West Virginia has dreamy dates for all styles and budgets!
Before you know it, Valentine’s Day will be at your doorstep. Plan ahead with a dinner date, hike or romantic cabin retreat!
These Winter deals are too tempting to ignore!
Now is the best time to have a snow day.
A vacation in Southern West Virginia is more affordable than ever. Ski, rent cabins and have a snow day at low-season rates!
Winterplace Ski Resort
Freestyle your way to savings at Southern West Virginia’s foremost winter destination.February 10, 2017
Driving in a winter wonderland … on an ATV!
The best off-road trails in America are open, right here in Southern West Virginia! Most of Southern West Virginia is forest — a postcard opportunity if we’ve ever heard one, especially during winter. Take to the horizon on an ATV, and fill your day with stunning scenery, history and quirky destinations! Playtime is now in season. … Continue reading Driving in a winter wonderland … on an ATV!January 31, 2017
WV, if you still haven’t tried these 7 staples, get on it in 2017!
If you’re from West Virginia but you still haven’t done these 7 things, you need to get them on your things to do resolution list, and trust us, these resolutions are worth keeping. Southern WV is crammed full of history and culture. If you haven’t toured much of the region, add these attractions, parks and … Continue reading WV, if you still haven’t tried these 7 staples, get on it in 2017!January 31, 2017
Hmm, how’d he get way up there? The @roaminggnome hitting the wall at the Outside-in Climbing Gym
Hmm, how’d he get way up there? The @roaminggnome hitting the wall at the Outside-in Climbing Gym Posted to Instagram by Visit WV.January 12, 2017
The @roaminggnome riding the magic carpet @winterplacewv. And yes he did tube down! #visitwv #gotowv #winterplacewv
The @roaminggnome riding the magic carpet @winterplacewv. And yes he did tube down! #visitwv #gotowv #winterplacewv Winterplace Ski Resort Posted to Instagram by Visit WV.January 10, 2017
Can you solve these puzzles before time’s up?
Do you have the wits to escape a “locked” puzzle? Test your intellect in an interactive game. Southern West Virginia has 5 locked-room scenarios, complete with sets, clues and a ticking clock. Epic Escape Game: New River Gorge Fayetteville’s thrilling new destination is a high-stakes mystery. You’re thrust into a fast-moving plot that’s set within a … Continue reading Can you solve these puzzles before time’s up?January 3, 2017
Where to make top holiday memories
This Christmas, take your family on an Appalachian tour. Southern West Virginia is full of with culture. Share our stunning state parks, historic mines and unique Mountain State attractions with your friends and relatives. Here’s how you can get started: 1. Babcock Scenic Trail First up: Ansted. Start walking along the Hawks Nest Rail Trail, … Continue reading Where to make top holiday memoriesDecember 23, 2016
What to do in SWV every single weekend in winter
You’ll never feel snowbound again! After the holidays, winter can seem bleak. Give your weekends direction with live entertainment, outdoor sports and fare that warms the heart. Dec. 17-18 Night at the North Pole Decorate Christmas cookies, sip hot chocolate and hear tales from Mrs. Claus. You’ll also get to visit Santa and tour the … Continue reading What to do in SWV every single weekend in winterDecember 16, 2016
Your secret SWV holiday shopping guide
Discover unique, unexpected gifts in Southern West Virginia. Southern WV’s boutiques and quirky stores have just what you need to finish that Christmas list. From homemade jewelry and ceramic bowls to organic beauty products and clothes, you’ll find something to add to your sleigh. Below is a sample of our shopping opportunities but be sure … Continue reading Your secret SWV holiday shopping guideDecember 1, 2016
This weekend is: Small Business Saturday!
Rack up exclusive deals at city-wide Small Business Saturday events! Visit local boutiques, shops and restaurants for fantastic post-Thanksgiving bargains in Southern WV. Hit up several different shops (and score several different deals) at once at towns-wide Small Business Saturday events. Pick up savings all around town in Fayetteville, Lewisburg, Bluefield and Beckley: Fayetteville Plot … Continue reading This weekend is: Small Business Saturday!November 23, 2016
Your Thanksgiving, easier (and tastier) than ever
Here’s something to be thankful for: no cooking and cleaning! Thanksgiving is wonderful, but let’s be honest— there are fork loads of preparation and planning, too. But in Southern West Virginia, you can have your turkey and eat it, too. Here’s who can help you whip up a full feast: Your guide to eating out: … Continue reading Your Thanksgiving, easier (and tastier) than everNovember 10, 2016
14 Events that get you in the seasonal spirit
Join us for 2 whole months of heartwarming cheer, right here in Southern West Virginia.
Jump headlong into roast turkeys, holiday crafts and festive events for the holiday season:November 8, 2016
The best ciders for fall aren’t the kind you’re used to!
Lewisburg’s artisanal ciders pay homage to old-time mountain tradition.
Get into the spirit of fall with Hawk Knob Cidery and Meadery’s old-time flavors and West Virginian ingredients. They’re unlike any other commercial variety on the market— most noticeably, because they aren’t sweetened.November 3, 2016