Hotel at a Glance: Waterfront Place Hotel
Just a mile from West Virginia University, this hotel provides serene lodgings overlooking the Monongahela River. Guests can simply walk out the hotel's back door to hike the paved Caperton Trail, which runs along the water.
- Steaks and seafood: Dine indoors amid views of the river or outside on the patio at Regatta Bar and Grille.
- Pamper yourself with a massage or manicure at The Spa @ The Waterfront Hotel.
- Take a dip in the indoor pool.
- Break a sweat in the fitness center.
Morgantown, West Virginia: College Town Along the Monongahela River
Morgantown hugs the Pennsylvania border along the picturesque Monongahela River. Farther southeast, toward the Allegheny Mountains, Cheat River draws outdoor enthusiasts with its springtime whitewater rafting. Those interested in a more peaceful communion with nature can hike along Caperton Trail, which passes a vintage train depot and heads into historical downtown Morgantown.
Home of West Virginia University, downtown Morgantown blends the dynamism of a university town with rustic, small-town charm. Along Main Street, antique shops, art galleries, and boutiques now occupy late 19th-century Victorian buildings. Decadent chocolates take center stage on April 14 for Chocolate Lovers' Day, when the downtown area teems with dessert samples and the Monongahela is drained and filled with liquefied chocolate.