Adventurers, a Foodie’s Paradise, and Everything In-Between

Breathtaking overlooks, scenic mountains and outdoor adventures — Southern West Virginia has a little something for everyone. Discover where to go for the best outdoor adventures, dining and attractions! You’ll find a vibrant destination with plenty of character.

Things To Do

Whether you’re looking for a non-stop adventure,  planning a relaxing getaway, or want to explore a little of both, you’ll find the perfect combination of activities during your Southern West Virginia vacation.

Known as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, Southern West Virginia is chock full of experiences. From whitewater rafting and rock climbing to ziplining and stand-up paddleboarding — there’s something for everyone in the family. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or looking for something a little more chill, we’ve got you covered.

While we are known for the outdoor adventures, we are also known for our charming small towns with quaint shops and historic attractions.  From Fayetteville to Lewisburg, Southern West Virginia has a number of quaint communities that are the perfect pitstop. Check out the quirky shops that line the historic streets in any of our small towns and you’re sure to find the perfect memento for your visit.

Things to See

Southern West Virginia is a sight to behold. Picturesque landscapes, wooded hiking trails, cascading waterfalls and flowing rivers are just a few examples of the natural beauty you’ll find here.

Southern West Virginia is home to three areas managed by the National Park Service. The Bluestone National Scenic River, the Gauley River National Recreation Area and the New River Gorge National River. These three areas make up over 100,000 acres of river valley managed by the National Park Service  —- and there’s nowhere else in America with national parks in such close proximity!

The one can’t-miss stop in Southern West Virginia is one of the most famous bridges in the country —- the New River Gorge Bridge. It is  the longest steel arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere and stands 876 feet above the New River. Stop by the Canyon Rim Visitors Center before heading down Fayette Station Road for a view of the bridge from below. Want a truly unique vantage point? Step onto the catwalk just below the bridge for a birds’ eye view of the gorge. 

Places to Eat

Whether it’s dining above a beautiful mountain vista or grabbing something on the go, there’s a lot for foodies to discover in Southern West Virginia.

Southern West Virginia also likes to innovate. That’s especially true when it comes to cooking. Fresh, imaginative ingredients form the basis of virtually every meal in town — even the humble burger. Experience one-of-a-kind meals and specialized farm-to-table restaurants. Southern West Virginia is a foodie’s paradise.

And there is no better way to wash down a homemade meal than with a refreshing beverage. Southern West Virginia has an ever-expanding selection of local breweries, wineries and distilleries. From local strawberry mead to pale ales that are sure to delight, you won’t want to miss our local crafted spirits.

Places to Stay

From upscale resorts to rustic campsites deep in the forest, our region has a number of distinctive lodging options where you can unwind during your Southern West Virginia getaway. Our region has plenty of places for you to rest your head during your Southern West Virginia getaway.

No matter where you stay, don’t forget to chat with your host to get insider knowledge on the best local eateries, hiking trails and more!

A relaxing getaway or non-stop adventure, no matter what kind of vacation you’re planning, you’ll find the perfect combination of activities during your Southern West Virginia vacation.