West Virginia

West Virginia Travel Guide

Visit the historic spa for a Roman-style bath ($20) or a mineral shower ($10). Afterward, wander the park to spot cardinals, bluebirds, and goldfinches.

What Lies Beneath: A top-secret, government-maintained underground bunker built as a fallout shelter for the House of Representatives and the Senate during the Cold War, hidden below the high-end Greenbrier Hotel for more than 30 years.

Support the arts at a concert by West Virginia’s symphony orchestra or a touring ballet at the top-notch venue.

Runs at can be up to two miles long. Try one of the ski pass/lodging packages, in basic loft cabins and condos with balconies or Jacuzzi tubs.

On the third Thursday of every month, galleries, bookstores, and antiques shops stay open late.

Skiing the 39 slopes is one of many winter activities at Canaan. Snow-loving adventurers can also try snow tubing and “airboarding,” a high-tech take on traditional downhill sledding on an inflatable ride. The 250-room lodge has an arcades room, a spa and gym, and a kids’ center.

The Cultural Center Theater is home to the Mountain Stage radio program, broadcast out of Charleston, West Virginia, and has been the premier venue for up-and-coming musicians.