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White Water Rafting Under the Bridge, No Other Experience Come Close to that in West Virginia

Below is a list of the best places I would visit on a trip to this location. My picks fit my personality and interest. Everyone has a different interest so you may not like everything I listed which is fine.  If you like a place, I recommend saving it to Google Maps for a future trip down the road. I made sure to include the address or GPS to make it easier to find.  You can find out more about me in the "About Me" section to see if we share common interests.


Some Amazing Pancakes from First Watch in Charleston West Virginia, One of Best Breakfast Places in the State

First Watch

164 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Million Dollar Bacon: Four Slices of Hardwood Smoked Bacon Glazed with Brown Sugar, Black Pepper, Cayenne, and Maple Syrup Drizzle $5.49

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes: Fresh Whipped Ricotta Cheese Added to Multigrain Batter, Serving Up Two Pancakes Topped with Berries, Lemon Curd, and Powdered Cinnamon Sugar $9.99

Floridian French Toast: Thick-cut Brioche Bread with Wheat Germ and Powdered Cinnamon Sugar, Covered with Fresh Banana, Kiwi, and Seasonal Berries $11.69

Elevated Egg Sandwich: Over-Easy Cage-Free Fgg with Bacon, Gruyere Cheese, Fresh Smashed Avocado, Mayo and Lemon-Dressed Arugula on a Brioche Bun. Served with Fresh, Seasoned Potatoes $11.39


Daily 7 am - 2:30 pm

Order Online: Yes

They Focus on the Most Fresh In-Season Produce When Creating Their Menu

Donuts at Romney Diner in Romney West Virginia, Where Everyone is Treated the Same

Romney Diner

44 N Marsham St, Romney, WV 26757

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Kasey Breakfast Special: Two Pancakes with One Egg, Two Slices of Bacon $5.50

Travis Breakfast Special: Two Texas French Toast with Two Slices of Bacon $5.50

Ham/Cheese Omelet: Served with Toast $7.50

Egg, Bacon, & Cheese Sandwich:  $4.00

Country Ham with 2 Eggs, Home Fries, & Toast: $8.95


Weekdays 6:30 am - 2 pm

Saturday 6:30 am - Noon

Sunday Closed

Order Online: No

Small Town Diner with Plenty of Charm, Keep It Simple Still Works


New River Gorge Bridge

The Fifth Longest Single-Span Arch Bridge in the World.

The Trail at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center Leads to Stairs Descending into the Gorge to Two Observation Decks with Amazing Views of the New River Gorge Bridge.

Walk Along the Catwalk Underneath the New River Gorge Bridge

The Tour is a Three Hour Adventure at $72 Per Person (Last Checked)


Fall Time at New River Gorge Bridge, Such a Beautiful Sight to See in West Virginia

162 Visitor Center Rd, Lansing, WV 25862

Visitor Center Hours:

Daily 9 am - 5 pm

Bridge Day - October 21, 2023 - Largest Single Day Festival in West Virginia. Only Day BASE Jumping Off the Bridge is Legal -

ACE Adventure Resort

The Ultimate Outdoor Playground in West Virginia is at ACE Adventure Resort

White Water Rafting on the New River is the Main Draw of the Resort

  • Summer River Trips is Family Friendly For Ages 6yrs and Up.

  • Fall Gauley Season - Sept & Oct - More Intense Rapids

  • Spring Season Offers Up Big Waves and Best Value For Your Dollar

Hard to List Prices Here Best to Check Their Website, Too Many Packages/Variables to Cover

Other Activities Offer at Resort:

Ziplining, Climbing, Mud Obstacle Course, ATV Tours, Mountain Biking, Paintball, Fishing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding,  and Their Ultra Fun Water Park on the Lake

Best Way to Experience New River White Water Rafting in West Virginia, ACE Adventure Resort Should Be Your First Pick

1 Concho road, Oak Hill, WV 25901

Check Their Website For Current Schedule

I Have Done the Overnight Trip in the Summer, Well Worth the Price of the Adventure

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

A National Historic Landmark,  the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was Home to the Mentally Ill Beginning in the Mid-1800s. This Place Carries Some Interesting Backstory on Civil War Raids, Gold Robbery, the Building's Architecture, Methods of Helping the Mentally Ill, and Ghost. 

Walk in Tour Season - April 8th 2023 to Nov 12th, 2023

List of Tours(Check Website for Tour Times):

Historic Tour 1st Floor (45 min) - $10

Historic Tour All Floors (90 min) - $30

Criminally Insane Tour (60 min) - $15

Discover The Asylum Tour (5 Hours) - $125

Paranormal Night Tour (2 Hours) - $40

Daytime Paranormal Tour (90 min) -$35

The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia, Different Kind of Place to Tour

50 S River Ave, Weston, WV 26452

Walk-In Tours Hours:

Monday Closed

Tues to Friday: Noon - 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm

Sunday: Noon - 6 pm

Dates: April 2nd, 2022 to Nov 13th, 2022

They Do Offer Paranormal Tours Year Round

Snowshoe Mountain Resort

Another Amazing Outdoor Paradise in West Virginia, Snowshoe Mountain, with 11,000 Acres of Explorable Terrain

Summer Activities (with Peak Time Price)

Snowshoe Bike Park - $55 (Adult, Full Park)

Raven Golf Club -  $99 for 18 Holes

RZR Off-Road Tours - $219

Canoes & Kayaks 

E-Bike Tour - $69

Snowshoe Sporting Clay - $54 (25 Shot Course)

Segway Tour - $54

Fairy Diddle Golf Course

Fly Fishing Clinic - $285 (3-Hour Session)

Scenic Lift Rides

Winter Activities (Peak Prices)

Snowmobile Tour - $139

Coca-Cola Tube Park - $22 (Ages 13+)

Lift Ticket for Adult (1 Day) Range: $84 - $175

December 11, 2022 - West Virginia Ski FREE Day - WV Resident Get FREE Lift Ticket

The Best Winter Activity is at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia

10 Snowshoe Dr, Snowshoe, WV 26209

Winter Lift Hours (1.25.23)

Daily 9 am - 4:30 pm

Their Predicted Upcoming Winter Season: Nov 24, 2022 to March 26, 2023


The Street Corn Pizza at Pies & Pints, Some of the Best Pizza in West Virginia

Pies & Pints

222 Capitol St, Charleston, WV 25301


Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 11 pm

Order Online: Yes

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Pizza Skins (Starter): Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cheddar Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Scallions, & Sour Cream on House-Made Pizza Dough $14 / $25

Street Corn Specialty Pie: Tajin, Seasoned Corn, Jalapenos, Parmesan, Lime, Cilantro, Scallions, & Chipotle Crema $15 / $26

Pine & Swine Specialty Pie: Pineapple, Red Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Feta, & Tomato Sauce $16 / $27

Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwich:  Smoked Gouda, Chicken, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Red Onions, & Chipotle Crema on Ciabatta Bread & Served with Kettle Chips $12

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Terrine (Dessert): Layers of Brownie & Peanut Butter, Covered with Chocolate Ganache $6

Some of the Best Pizza in West Virginia

Hillbilly Hot Dogs, No Other Food Place will Match the Unique Personality of the West Virginia Institution

Hillbilly Hot Dogs

6951 Ohio River Rd, Lesage, WV 25537

Sample Menu of What I Would Order

Chili Cheese Fries (Starter): $5.50 / $8.50

Famous Homewrecker Dog: 15 Inches, 1 Pound Weiner, and 2 Pounds of Toppings $22.50

Pizza Dog: Pizza Sauce, Shredded Cheese, and Fried Pepperoni $3.75

Ala Cheesy Beefy Weenie:  American Cheese, Deep Fried Weenie, Nacho Cheese, Bacon, Mac Wedge, Chili Sauce, and Shredded Cheese $4.35

Pine-Applalachian Dog: BBQ Sauce, Country Ham, Shredded Cheese, and Crushed Pineapple Pieces $4.20


Monday 11 am - 5 pm

Tues & Weds Closed

Thurs to Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Order Online: Yes

Coming to this Classy Establishment for the Hot Dogs, Bring Your Camera

The Pineapple Dole Whip, a Summer Favorite at Austin's Homemade Ice Cream in Ceredo West Virginia

Austin's Homemade Ice Cream

1103 C ST, Ceredo, WV 25530

Flavor Samples From Menu (Seasonal)

  • Pumpkin Pie

  • Pumpkin Soft Serve

  • Cherry Nut

  • Vanilla (National Award-Winning)

  • Chocolate Brownie

  • Lemon Custard

  • Chocolate (National Award-Winning)

  • Grape Pineapple


(Currently Closed for Season)

Order Online: Yes

Quick Prices: 1 Scoop $2.99, 2 Scoop $4.69, 3 Scoop $5.89

Places to Stay

FYI: The hotel prices are estimated and will most likely fluctuate since I looked them up on their website.  I will keep them updated the best I can every three months.  I look for the cheapest available room, usually a queen bed. I typically look at book rates two months in advance and in the middle of the month to get average rates. Reminder: It is an ESTIMATE

The Greenbrier

  • Stats: Open 1778, 710 Guest Rooms, 20 Restaurants/Lounges, 55 Indoor/Outdoor Activities, and 36 Retail Shops Sitting On 11,000 Acres of Land

  • Food Options: Draper's (Casual Dining), In-Fusion (Asian), Prime 44 West (Steakhouse), Springhouse Smoothies, The Pizza Shoppe, and More

  • List of More Unique Experiences at the Resort: Falconry, Jeep Driving, Paintball, Glass Blowing, Geocaching, Escape Room, and Polaris RZR Driving Adventure

  • Bunker Tour (Found Nowhere Else): A Top-Secret U.S. Government Relocation Facility for Congress During the Cold War. 90 Minute Tour $40 Per Person

The Best and Prettiest Resort in West Virginia, The Greenbrier

101 W Main St, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

Traditional Room Sept 22' - $592.33

Traditional Room Nov 22' - $379.00

Traditional Room Feb. 23' - $389.00

Traditional Room April. 23' - $492.33

The Classiest Resort in West Virginia, Mind Your Manners Here

Bavarian Inn, Resort and Brewing Company

  • Stats: 72 Guest Rooms Offering Views of Potomac River, European Inspired Boutique Resort Sitting On 11 Acres of Land, Winner of the AAA Four-Diamond and Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence

  • Food Options: Farm to Table, Seafood, Sandwiches, German Specialities, and More

  • They Have Their Brewery, Bavarian Brothers Brewing is a Great Place to Chill and Unwind for Adults

  • Infinity Pool Sitting 101 Feet Above the Potomac River Edge

Great Resort to Sit By the Campfire and Enjoy a Tasty Brew Before Calling It a Night, The Bavarian Inn Resort

164 Shepherd Grade Rd, Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Estimated Cost for Weekend Night (without tax/fee)

Manor View Standard Queen Sept 22' - $220.00

Manor View Standard Queen Nov22' - $225.00

Potomac View Double Queen Feb 23' - $250.00

Potomac View King April 23' - $345.00

21 and up fun

Couple Fine Brews from Morgantown Brewing Company in West Virginia

Morgantown Brewing Company

1291 University Ave, Morgantown, WV 26505


Mr. 100 Worldwide: Hefeweizen | 5.0% ABV

No Scrubs: Hazy Double IPA | 9.4% ABV

Mr. Goofy Apple Pie: Sour-Fruited; Apples & Cinnamon | 5.2% ABV

Constant Comments: Sour - Fruited; Tangerine & Cranberries | 5.2% ABV

Holiday Blonde: Bonde Ale with Spices | 5.0% ABV


Mon & Tues 4 pm - 9 pm

Weds to Friday 4 pm - 10 pm

Saturday Noon - 10 pm

Sunday Noon - 9 pm

Tuesday All Day Hoppy Hour - 50% off 16oz pours and flights

Food Menu is Available

Enjoy a Tasty Brew Outside at Weathered Ground Brewery in Ghent, West Virginia

Weathered Ground Brewery

2027 Flat Top Rd, Ghent, WV 25843


Tallahatchie: IPA - American | 6.5% ABV

Margaret: Barleywine - English | 10.2% ABV

Bearer of Fruit: Sour-Fruited Berliner Weisse | 5.3% ABV

More Haggard Than Haggard: IPA - Imperial / Double | 8.0% ABV

Embellish the Relish: Wild Ale Aged with Cranberry/Orange  | 6.0% ABV


Mon & Tues - Closed

Weds & Thurs 4 pm - 9 pm

Friday 4 pm - 10 pm

Saturday Noon - 10 pm

Sunday Noon - 6 pm

Food Menu is Available

 Again these are just few of my picks that fit my personality and interest. If you feel that I left one-off that may interest me or other people, message me on Facebook about the location.  I value a person's opinion and never just discard the information.  Always looking forward to learning about new places to add to my Google Map. ~ Shawn

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