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WEST VIRGINIA HOLIDAYS   >   USA  


Vacation in West Virginia.

Outdoor lovers call West Virginia the outdoor recreation capital of the East.

West Virginia is a state of the United States in the region of Appalachia, generally known as The Mountain State.

Regions West Virginia : Allegheny Mountains, Allegheny Plateau, Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, Cumberland Plateau, Eastern Panhandle, Northern Panhandle, Potomac Highlands, Ridge-and-valley Appalachians, Southern West Virginia

Counties in West Virginia.

Cities West Virginia : Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Morgantown, and more

Capital City West Virginia : Charleston.


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Camping / Campgrounds / RV Parks

  Go Camping America   -   National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds (ARVC)
  Koa   -   Campgrounds of America
  National Park Service Campground and Tour Reservation Site
  Funroads   -   Get Outta Town!

Car Rentals West Virginia

Car rental

Car Rental USA  Sixt   -    

Holiday Homes / Apartments

  Home Base Holidays
Home exchange vacations; enabling house swap holidays since 1985
  Home Exchange
  International Home Exchange
International Vacation Rentals & Home exchange

Hotels in West Virginia

 
Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

   -   Motel 6 and Red Roof

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National Parks / State Parks

  West Virginia Division of Forestry   -   see 'State Forests'

  National Park Service
The NPS works with communities to preserve and care for neighborhood treasures. They also work with teachers to create unique opportunities for students to learn about history at the real places where events unfolded.

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

   -   Create your perfect trip to West Virginia
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Local Travel Organizations / Tour Operators :

  West Virgina Tourism
Outdoor lovers call West Virginia the outdoor recreation capital of the East. That's not an exaggeration, considering the Mountain State's world-famous whitewater rivers, challenging mountain bike terrain, extensive trail system, great skiing, fantastic hunting and fishing, massive state and national parklands and the most extensive wilderness areas in this part of the country.
Information on Outdoor Recreation: Bicycling, Golf, Motorsports, Ski / Snow Sports, Whitewater Rafting, Fishing / Hunting & Wildlife, State Parks and Recreation, Trails, Boating, Hiking, Horse Back Riding, Racing, Rock Climbing, Outfitters.

Travel Guides West Virginia / Travel Related Books

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Transportation / How do I get to West Virginia

 
Charleston Airport   -   Yeager Airport [ IATA: CRW, ICAO: KCRW ]
Commercial airport located northeast of Charleston, WV

Airports in West Virginia :  see Airnav

   

 
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KLM UK 
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  Airline Tickets /  Bargain Flights

  Greyhound Lines  -  bus

 
WVDOT [ West Virginia Department of Transportation ]
Airport, Buses, Roadways, Railways & Rivers, Road Conditions, WV Weather & More.

  Maps of West Virginia [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castaņeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


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  West Virgina Tourism
Outdoor lovers call West Virginia the outdoor recreation capital of the East. That's not an exaggeration, considering the Mountain State's world-famous whitewater rivers, challenging mountain bike terrain, extensive trail system, great skiing, fantastic hunting and fishing, massive state and national parklands and the most extensive wilderness areas in this part of the country.
Information on Outdoor Recreation: Bicycling, Golf, Motorsports, Ski / Snow Sports, Whitewater Rafting, Fishing / Hunting & Wildlife, State Parks and Recreation, Trails, Boating, Hiking, Horse Back Riding, Racing, Rock Climbing, Outfitters.

  State of West Virginia [ Government ]
West Virginia is a little slice of heaven! It doesn't take long to figure out why West Virginia gets into your soul. Scenic views throughout the state are breathtaking, abundant recreational opportunities, and the hospitality keeps pulling you back.
The "Visiting in West Virginia" page offers links that provide an enormous range of information about what to do and where to go when you visit our state. This is a perfect starting point for those of you who want to plan a trip to West Virginia.

  Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Charleston, WV, is a bustling city, a cultural Mecca and a historical reminder of West Virginia's wild and wonderful past.
  City of Charleston, WV   -   State Capital West Virginia

  Allegheny Mountains WV
Much of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia is in the Allegheny Mountains. These mountains also include the Dolly Sods Wilderness, Laurel Fork Wilderness, and Cranberry Wilderness. The Alleghenies of West Virginia are also famous for their forests of Red Spruce, Balsam Fir, and Mountain Ash, trees typically found much further north.
  Allegheny Plateau WV
The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in Northern West Virginia extending southward into southwestern West Virginia.
  Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area
Metropolitan area consisting of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Central Maryland, and two counties in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
  Cumberland Plateau - extension of the Allegheny Plateau
Ecologically, it is a part of the Appalachian mixed mesophytic forests ecoregion.
  Eastern Panhandle
Narrow stretch of territory in the northeast of the state, bordering Maryland and Virginia. Communities: Bayard , Berkeley Springs, Bolivar, Capon Bridge, Charles Town, Franklin, Harpers Ferry, Hedgesville, Keyser, Martinsburg, Moorefield, Paw Paw, Petersburg, Piedmont, Ridgeley, Romney, Shepherdstown, Wardensville
  Northern Panhandle
WV's northernmost extension, bounded by the Ohio River on the west and the state of Pennsylvania on the east. Important towns within the Northern Panhandle include Wheeling, Weirton, and Moundsville.
Potomac Highlands - the root of the Eastern Panhandle, bordering Maryland and Virginia
Communities : Bayard, Berkeley Springs, Bolivar, Capon Bridge, Charles Town, Franklin, Harpers Ferry, Hedgesville, Keyser, Martinsburg, Moorefield, Paw Paw, Petersburg, Piedmont, Ridgeley, Romney, Shepherdstown, Wardensville.
  Ridge-and-valley Appalachians  -  a belt within the Appalachian Mountains
Southern West Virginia - considered the heart of Appalachia
Southern West Virginia is known for its coal mining heritage and southern affinity. The City of Beckley, in Raleigh County, is the largest city in this region

  Apalachia   -   Discover Apalachia [ National Geographic ]
The Secret of Appalachia is its hidden wealth of Nature, History, and Culture. More than 40 West Virginia sites are featured on a map of Appalachia that appeared in the April 2005 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

  Beckley
  Bluefield
  Bridgeport
  Buckhannon
  Charleston
  Clarksburg
  Fairmont
  Huntington   -   City of Huntington
With Huntington being the second largest city in West Virginia, it still has an "old fashioned" appeal. The City has a diverse ethnic community from many cultural backgrounds. Its citizens believe in neighbor helping neighbor.
The city does experience all four seasons with brilliant displays of color during spring and fall and with fairly mild temperatures during summer and winter. Tour its neighborhoods and get a feel for our beautiful and friendly city.
  Lewisburg   -   City of Lewisburg
  Morgantown   -   City of Morgantown
  Parkersburg   -   City of Parkersburg
  Parkersburg   -   Greater Parkersburg
With the majestic Ohio River as a backdrop, we invite you to come escape, discover and play in Greater Parkersburg. Discover the romance and intrigue of Blennerhassett Island, handcrafted artistry of world -famous Fenton Art Glass and superb outdoor recreational opportunities at North Bend State Park. The area's rich heritage, much of it involving oil and gas, is presented at numerous museums and historic areas. Experience unique shops that abound with locally-produced and other distinctive treasures. Enjoy a vast array of cultural and entertainment venues. Parkersburg invites you to escape to Greater Parkersburg for a relaxing and memorable getaway.
  Shepherdstown
  Shinnston
  Spencer
  St Albans
  Weirton
  Wheeling   -   City of Wheeling   -   Wheeling Convention & Visitors Bureau
Wheeling, nestled cozily along the banks of the Ohio River, has a great deal to offer both residents and tourists alike. Established with a solid reputation for friendliness and good service, any visit to this charming city is certain to be the first of many. Steeped in rich history and bursting with activities for the young and old, Wheeling is your place to play!
First-time visitors to the Friendly City should take some time getting to know the background of this historic area. For a glimpse into the past, tour the West Virginia Independence Hall. Walk across the 150-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge and gaze at the graceful waters of the Ohio River -- or better yet -- take a walk through Victorian Old Town and visit breathtaking homes from the stylish Victorian Era.....

Towns in West Virginia : Town of Philippi, Town of Summersville.

  News   -   Charleston Daily Mail   -   Charleston West Virginia's daily afternoon newspaper
  News   -   Charleston Gazette   -   Daily Newspaper
  News   -   The Inter Mountain   -   serving Central West Virginia
  TV   -   WCHS-TV-DT The Charleston-Huntington West Virginia News Leader
  Radio   -   West Virginia Public Broadcasting
  TV   -   West Virginia Public Broadcasting
  University   -   University of Charleston

Cuisine  -  West Virginia Recipes

  Virginia State Apple Board   -   see Recipes [ picture in left column ]
See also Apple festivals & Event in Virginia.
  Appalachian Specialty Foods   -   see Recipes
As you peruse the site you will find recipes that are easy to use [ updated periodically ]. Additionally, it offers a selection of other excellent specialty food products that are made in the region.
  The Kirkwood Winery   -   A Mountain Tradition
The Kirkwood Winery is located in the mountains of West Virginia near Summersville. You will enjoy the rich mountain tradition that flavors the wines. In addition to the standard fare, KW offers wines that reflect our mountain heritage.
  ThistleDew Farm   -   see Recipes
Located on the foothills of Appalachia near the Ohio River, offering quality honey, beeswax, bee products and services. Their wildflower honeys include raw unfiltered, creamed, comb, flavored, mustards, and vinegar. Pure beeswax candles, ornaments, skin and lip creams are all handmade by caring folks. ThistleDew Farm also offer honey bee hives & equipment, bee shows and educational demos.

  WV Agriculture   -   see 'Marketing / WV Grown Gifts made EZ4U'
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture is proud and pleased to bring to you this sampling of gift suggestions from West Virginia producers.

  Historic American Recipes 
Apple-Fritters | Dough-Nuts | Cocoa-nut Drops | Molasses Gingerbread | Common Gingerbread | Election Cake | Indian Meal Pudding | Fried Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Potato Pie | Beef-Stake | German Chicken Stew | Jack Rabbit Stew | To Roast a Pig | Broiled Scrod | To boil a Cod's Head.

History of West Virginia

  West Virginia Divison of Culture & History

  History of West Virginia [ Wikipedia ]

  National Park Service  -  Links to the past
Explore America's cultural resources - buildings, landscapes, archeological sites, ethnographic resources, objects and documents, structures and districts.

Music, Art & Culture, Entertainment

  West Virginia Divison of Culture & History   -   events, exhibits

  West Virginia Freedom Festival
What started as a fundraising effort for a fireworks display has turned into a local tradition. The City of Logan's annual fireworks display has evolved over the years into what locals now know as The West Virginia Freedom Festival.


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