West Virginia boasts rich history, numerous beautiful rivers, charming wilderness areas, and lovely resorts and spas. It is an ideal destination for an easygoing and relaxing babymoon. Each city and town in West Virginia offers unique attractions and things to do. Explore historic buildings in Lewisburg, or get away from it all in the quaint community of Shepherdstown, home to a population of less than 2,000. Book a stay at one of many cozy West Virginia vacation rentals for your upcoming babymoon. Check out the most scenic spots in West Virginia.
1. New Martinsville
Positioned on the state’s northwestern border, this small town was founded in 1838 and is close to the banks of the Ohio River, a great place to unwind with some stunning views. Walk through the homey town center where you’ll spot various historic buildings, such as the Wetzel County Courthouse, which has an appearance that’s similar to a medieval castle. Head to Quinet’s Court restaurant for dinner, a high-quality restaurant that’s been around since 1941, to dine on Southern fried chicken, baked Swiss steak, burgers, or sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for sandwiches or pizza and an espresso or Italian soda, head to Barista’s Cafe & Pub.
The town of Lewisburg was established in the late 1700s, and the town takes pride in maintaining its historic buildings. Travel to downtown Lewisburg, where you’ll find plenty of stores offering jewelry, clothes, art, and gifts to bring back home with you. If you want to sit down and be entertained, head to Campus Theatre, which has been showing films since 1941. The theatre features colorful murals and focuses on showing culturally relevant films and independent movies. If you’re visiting in the summer, enjoy live music every Wednesday evening at “Music in the Park,” located in Hufnagle Park in the downtown area. Unwind at Cartier Raine Lifestyle Spa with a back-and-neck massage, then grab some seafood, steaks, or burgers at Brendan’s Towne Tavern.
Shepherdstown offers a blend of modern comfort and historic sights. This city is a little over a half-hour away from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. However, there’s plenty to do within the city itself. With a thriving artist community, Shepherdstown contains multiple galleries where you can see art exhibits and buy art pieces to bring home. Some of the more popular galleries include Ricco Gallery, Badgerhound Studio & Gallery, and The Bridge Gallery. Once you build up your appetite at lunch or dinnertime, head to the downtown area and eat at Bistro 112, which serves delicious French food made from local ingredients. For a quick pick-me-up or snack, Lost Dog Fine Arts Coffee & Tea offers tea, espressos, smoothies, and cookies, and the coffee shop contains many beautiful art pieces to glance at while enjoying your cup.
Charleston is the state’s capital and also the largest city in West Virginia. Vacation destinations in this area put you in close proximity to many different activities. If you’re visiting in late May through early September, head to Live on the Levee on Friday evening and listen to live music free of charge. There are multiple food vendors at the event, so you can quickly and easily grab a bite to eat if you get hungry. Enjoying shopping and fine dining in the South Hills district, or head to the West Side district to view murals, including the six-foot-tall tile mural, which can be found on the 1500 block of Washington Street. Enjoy some tasty comfort food at the 1920s-themed Bluegrass Kitchen, serving unique items such as pickled-brined fried chicken and trout and grits. Laury’s Restaurant serves American food derived from French recipes, and the venue offers great views of the downtown area and lake.
Experience small-town charm with a vacation rental in this charming town, which prides itself on its beautiful parks, greenery, and recreational areas. Pick up some food from a local grocery store and have an intimate picnic with your loved one at City Park or Fred Brooks Triangle Park. In the downtown area, Jawbone Park offers a farmer’s market and a stunning flower garden. If you’re visiting in the summer, look into the West Virginia Strawberry Festival, where you can enjoy yourself at the weekend block parties on Main Street, see unique automobiles at the car show, or browse the arts and crafts exhibits. Eat some wood-fired pizza at C.J. Maggies, or get your fingers dirty eating some barbecue at Miss Piggies.
Located on the western border of West Virginia, Barboursville is named after the governor of Virginia when the town was founded in 1813. Spend some time in nature at Barboursville Park, featuring picnic areas and fishing lakes and ponds. Spend an evening enjoying comfort food at Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House, or get a taste of local cuisine at Hillbilly Hot Dogs or Fat Pattys, where you can get a scrumptious burger and fries.
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