Things To Do In South Charleston

Up to 50% Off Rock-Climbing Tour

New River Gorge

$190 $95

A team of certified rock-climbing guides equips students with gear before leading tours customized to participants' skill levels

Up to 59% Off Rafting and Camping Adventure

New Haven

$184 $89

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Two separate trips down Lower New River Gorge take rafters across Class III–V rapids and near views of ghost towns and scenic terrain

Adventures on the Gorge – Up to 50% Off Rafting

Fayetteville

$199 $99

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Spring snowmelt and rain turns the Lower New River into a obstacle course of rapids, holes, and current

40% Off Camping and Rafting Trip

Oak Hill

$140 $84

Paddlers raft the Lower New River’s frothy whitewater by day, and camp out at night

50% Off a Half-Day Guided Fishing Trip

New Haven

$500 $250

A 4- to 5-hour trip for up to three anglers lets them reel in smallmouth bass and walleye from a motorized fishing cataraft

47% Off Tour and Tasting at Watts Roost Vineyard

Central

$38 $20

Award-winning vineyard hosts tours and tastings, and duos go home with souvenir wine glasses and two bottles of wine

Up to 43% Off Horseback Riding and Picnic

New Plymouth

$60 $35

After an hour of guidance, equestrian students learn the ins and outs of riding the trail and then sit down to a scrumptious lunch

Up to 34% Off Zipline Outing at The Big Zipper

Maysville

$60 $40

Customers are strapped into a safety harness, then soar high above the ground as they zipline over ravines, valleys, and treetops

44% Off Services

Wytheville

$25 $14

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

Up to 57% Off Mud Race from Mud Ninja

J.L. Parker Farm

$24 $14

5K course challenges adult contestants with obstacles including barbed wire and mud pits; after party and a youth course available

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The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set

800 Smith Street
Charleston,
WV
US

Rivermen's New River rafting trips guide amateurs and avid aquanauts alike through some of the most scenic whitewater rapids of New River Gorge National River. Reverential rafters can drink up hearty eyefuls of the gorge and its abundant wildlife, weathered bluffs, and recognizable bridge, as seen on the West Virginia state Pog and quarter. The upper river excursion (4–6 hours, $124) traverses canyons on relatively mild waters punctuated by a few easy rapids. Easily navigable by group raft or inflatable duck (a kayak-like vessel that holds 1–2 people), the upper trip makes an enjoyable introduction to whitewater for families, beginner to intermediate rafters, and adolescent Loch Ness monsters. The lower route (4–6 hours, $134) quickens the pulse with more than 25 rapids, as well as tranquil pools and the requisite breathtaking scenery. Both tours will stop to provide lunch.

1 Ames Heights Road
Lansing,
WV
US

Nestled amid rustic riverside scenery, North American River Runner's 1,500-acre resort welcomes families, friends, and nature enthusiasts with a plethora of engaging al fresco entertainment. Guests can set up their own tents and equipment on the mountaintop campgrounds for two nights (a $26 value) amid peaceful, panoramic views of the surrounding forest, free from the modern world and its brilliantly colored jumbotrons. Although not included in this Groupon, campers may opt to upgrade from standard accommodations to bunkhouses or deluxe lodging for an additional fee or add on rental tents and gear, such as a flannel-lined sleeping bag and pillow ($5) or a camp kit with an assembled four-man tent and four half-inch, close-cell foam sleeping pads ($10). The grounds afford campers access to a fire pit and picnic table, as well as shower houses within walking distance for washing up or crooning. Along with one breakfast (up to a $9 value) and lunch (a $9 value), NARR's foodie-friendly dinner banquet boasts vegetarian options, tender beef brisket, and Cajun-rubbed rack of pork alongside an army of side dishes, desserts, and drinks (up to a $20 value).

80 Beachside Dr.
Minden,
West Virginia
US

Located in the midst of a gated 4,100 acre property in the Appalachian Mountains, Glade Springs offers 3 top-rated championship 18-hole golf courses, facilities for boating, fishing, caving, hiking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting. Nature abounds in all its beauty.

255 Resort Dr
Daniels,
WV
US

Outdoor adventurers raft, zipline, and climb across ACE Adventure Resort's 1,500 acres of wilderness along the New River Gorge National River, staying close to the action with a variety of lodging options. Whitewater-rafting trips satisfy all skill levels and include family-friendly Upper New River excursions with bouncy rapids, swimming holes, and a grilled lunch. Intermediate Lower New River trips balance rapids with calm spots to thrill both beginners and advanced rafters, and the Gauley River provides a challenging adventure with its raging rapids and predatory goldfish. More than a dozen off-river adventure activities send guests ziplining through the canopy, revving through the mud on ATVs, and horseback riding down shaded trails to catch views of the New River Gorge. The lake itself is stocked with big inflatable toys, including waterslides and trampolines for kids. After action-packed days, groups lodge in deluxe cabins outfitted with kitchens and bathrooms or opt for rustic cabins, cabin tents, or sites perfect for parking an RV or roadworthy caboose.

1 Concho Rd
Minden,
WV
US

Named for a pair of islands visible from the shoreline, Twin Island Park provides spacious, shaded campsites on the waterfront of the Ohio River. Each lot maintains some comforts of home, such as water, electricity, and public restrooms, and surrounds guests with the inimitable pleasures of the outdoors. Campers may build fires at night to ward off wild marshmallows, and free access to the launch ramp and boat docks allows for afternoons of tubing and boating or trips to the islands’ sandy beaches. Beyond the campground, a variety of local restaurants offer a break from cans of beans and dutch-oven Lobster Thermidor, and points of interest range from golf courses to sites along the Underground Railroad.

9946 U.S. 52
Manchester,
OH
US