Things To Do in West Virginia

All-Day Whitewater-Rafting Trip on the New River Gorge or Gauley River from Ace Adventure Resort (Up to 64% Off)

Ace Adventure Resort

Minden

$164 $59

Seasoned guides lead all-day whitewater-rafting excursions on the New River Gorge or Gauley River in 16-foot rafts

18-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two with Cart and Range Balls at Locust Hill Golf Course (Up to 42% Off)

Locust Hill Golf Course

Charles Town

$60 $35

Water in play on 11 of 18 holes presents the greatest obstacle for golfers as they traverse scenic course situated in Blue Ridge Mountains

$14 for $25 Worth of Services at Northern Kiss Farm, LLC

Northern Kiss Farm Llc

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.

River Raft Trip with Two Nights of Camping and Optional Ziplining from Adventures on the Gorge (Up to 62% Off)

Adventures on the Gorge

New Haven

$219 $99

Cruise the rapids of New River or Gauley River, then spend two nights camping with access to mountain bikes, a pool, and hiking trails

$15 for Four Tickets with Wine Tasting and Parking at Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival ($28 Value)

Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival

Harpers Ferry

$28 $15

Glass artworks, soaps, and kitchenwares are among the handcrafted items that populate 200 vendor booths

Four-Hour Rock-Climbing Tour for Two from New River Climbing School (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

New River Climbing School

New River Gorge

$190 $95

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

Concealed-Carry Training for One or Two at The Gun Class (Up to 56% Off)

The Gun Class

The Gun Class

$100 $49

The course meets the requirements to apply for concealed-carry licenses in Virginia or West Virginia

Firearm Training Courses for One or a Private Lesson for Two at WV Defensive Firearms Training (Up to 51% Off)

WV Defensive Firearms Training

Beckley Gun Club

$80 $39

Classes take place at an outdoor range; business helmed by an NRA-certified pistol instructor and active-duty law-enforcement officer

$149 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump for One from Skydive The Gorge ($299 Value)

Capital City Skydiving

Skydive the Gorge

$299 $149

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Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth

$250 for a Half-Day Guided Fishing Trip from PRO River Outfitters ($500 Value)

PRO River Outfitters

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

$20 for Tour & Wine Tasting for 2, Plus Glasses & Take-Home Wine at Watts Roost Vineyard ($38 Value)

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

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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

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.

1 Lakeview Dr
Morgantown,
WV
US

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The original incarnation of hockey, known as hokey, consisted of one person playing against his or her self to see how many blue lines he or she could draw in concentric circles around a puck while figure skating. For inconceivable reasons, this version quickly fell by the wayside as the motion blurring, body slamming, and puck chucking of modern hockey gained ascendance. For $10, today's Groupon gets you one ticket to see the Wheeling Nailers at the WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, WV ($18.50 value, including arena fee). Choose the date and opponent from the links above, or sate your fascination for watching Zambonis smooth the ice by buying them all.

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The Nailers are the AA affiliate of the Penguins. Come see the young players strut their stuff as they skate toward the big leagues. It’s like watching an episode of Before They Were Stars without knowing it. Hockey is like the magnificent mutt of the sporting world. You get the speed of basketball, the elegance of ice-skating, and the utter brutality of golf all combined in one action-packed event. Take your adrenaline-deprived librarian friend or entire cul-de-sac out for a raucous afternoon or evening of hard hits and flashing lights.

Reviews

The Intelligencer has covered numerous Nailers games. Here's what they say about a thrilling match against the first-place Toledo Walleye:

  • But Wheeling jumped right back as newcomer Zack Sill won a battle for the puck and centered it to Capraro who went top shelf for his fourth to tie it 2-2 after two. It remained that way until Sill headed the puck to Casey Pierro-Zabotel, who carried it into the Toledo zone and down the left side until he nearly passed up the goal. But just as he was about to, he fed it to Capraro on the other side, and he put it into the open net.…There were some tense moments at the end including a spectacular save with 5:55 left on Ewing, who lunged and hit the puck toward and [sic] open cage. But Teslak somehow recovered in time to make the save. – Shawn Rine
2 14th Street
Wheeling,
WV
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

665 Route 18
Burgettstown,
PA
US

In the 900,000-acre Monongahela National Forest, amid the bald eagles, deer, herons, and small-mouth bass, lies Blackwater Outdoor Adventures, a family-owned business dedicated to equipping treks into the outdoors that surround it. From their river outpost and general store, staffers dispatch water vessels to traverse the clear waters of the Cheat River, a scenic passageway carved into the rolling hills with plenty of areas for swimming and fishing. Blackwater also operates a 7-acre campsite on the banks of the river, where groups can lessen the edge of the outdoors with hot showers and space to store boats, gear, and inflatable six-bedroom homes.

60 Location Rd.
Parsons,
WV
US

Since 1977, the staff at New & Gauley River Adventures has helped visitors create year-round excitement across two rivers and more than 60,000 acres of terrain. The experts customize adventures, dispensing guides and gear for exhibitions, such as kayaking and high-speed whitewater rafting. Rafts float down the New River Gorge, passing by ghost towns and jump rocks. Meanwhile, the Gauley River emerges at the base of the Summersville Dam to form Class V+ rapids and enough churning whitewater to wash all of a giant's laundry. Back on dry land, horseback-riding groups meander through pre–Civil War roads. Ziplines soar across treetop canopies, and rocky peaks beckon climbers to scale their surface. As winter spills snow on the ground, the adventurous staff turns focus to cold-weather activities, such as snowshoeing and snowmen wrestling. The company's lodging options—which include campsites and cabins— let visitors rest up between their adventures. Nestled amid lush trees, the onsite Undercut Pub & Grill readies growling stomachs for hibernation with home-cooked breakfast and pub fare.

44 Lansing-Edmond Road
Lansing,
WV
US