Small town gems
There are literally dozens of wonderful little towns in West Virginia. Privately owned shops, unique attractions and small-town warmth permeate the state. Visitors can take a quick weekend jaunt away from the big city and feel truly refreshed by the clean air, warm greetings and slower pace offered by these “gems.”
Whether you’re starting a career or a family -- or if you are ready to enjoy an empty nest -- West Virginia’s cities deliver big-city amenities, without the hassle or the traffic.
Whether you’re a resident looking for a weekend escape or an out-of-state guest planning a vacation, arranging your West Virginia getaway can be made easier with our travel planner. Explore each of the state’s nine travel regions, including the Eastern Panhandle, Hatfield-McCoy Mountains, Mid-Ohio Valley, Potomac Highlands, Mountain Lakes, Northern Panhandle, New River-Greenbrier Valley, Metro Valley and Mountaineer Country.
Whether you're hunting for a deal on your favorite brand of clothing or trying to find that unique souvenir, West Virginia has perfect shopping opportunities and deals just for you. From downtown boutiques and gift shops to suburban plazas and malls, the Mountain State offers fashionable, unique and fine-quality products in a pleasant shopping atmosphere.
For a variety of hard-to-find items, West Virginia is home to many exquisite antique shops and restoration services. Here you’ll discover everything from glassware to jewelry to furniture that represents bygone eras of the state’s rich history. Stop by an antique mall or dealer to see what treasures you can unearth!
101 Unique Places to Dine
West Virginia is full of mouth-watering aromas and scrumptious flavors. Whatever your taste or dining style, discovering and sampling the Mountain State’s rich food heritage will without a doubt satisfy your cravings.
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