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On vacation with kids to: West Virginia, USA.

West Virginia, also called 'The mountain State' is a state in the Appalachian region of the United States of America.

West Virginia is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, by Ohio to the north and west, by Kentucky to the west, by Maryland to the north and east and by Virginia to the east and south. The Ohio and Potomac rivers form parts of the boundaries. West Virginia is the only state in the nation located entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range and in which all areas are mountainous, for this reason it is nicknamed The Mountain State. Capital and largest city is Charleston, with a population of 51,176, and a metro area of 307,763. West Virginia has an estimated population of 1,816,856 (estimated in 2005).
The climate of West Virginia borders on a Humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers and milder winters.
The state is well known for its great natural beauty, its historically significant logging and as a tourist destination for those people interested in outdoor activities such as skiing, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, and hunting. Surrounded by the Appalachians, West Virginia truly lives up to its 'Mountain State' nickname. Nearly 80 percent of West Virginia is covered in forests, and each fall is a fantastic show of nature's glory.
In winter discover a big, white world of downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snow tubing or watching someone else do all that.
And in summer West Virginia stays lively with golf, cycling, water parks, and family activities.
West Virginia is famous for its Great Outdoors. Here you can take the family to participate in its many outdoor activities or just wander around taking in the sights and sounds.
With both pre-Revolution and Civil War background the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia is full of history.
The Mid-Ohio Region is especially exciting for vacationers who love history and the outdoors. Antiques and crafts abound in this region.
Greenbrier Valley holds lush forests and spas, which are a tourist attraction.
The five-lake Mountain Lakes Region is a forested mountain area, heavy in wildlife, this region is popular for hunting, fishing and watching.
The Canaan Valley is a perfect place for exploring the wilderness and wildlife refuges of this beautiful area.
The Bulltown district marks the place where Native Americans lived, here you'll find many festivals.
Winter sports are very popular in the In the center of the Potomac Highlands Region, where the Allegheny Mountain range and forest and wilderness areas cover most of the region. Here you find the Allegheny Mountains where you can enjoy canoeing, whitewater rafting, hiking, mountain biking and skiing. The Allegheny Mountains is the most extensive wilderness area near the east coast.
The Eastern Region is noted for its many resorts which promote getaways coupled with healthy living. Here you find the healing mineral waters of Berkely Springs where you can still 'take the waters' at the Roman Bath House.
Mountaineer Country has a mixed culture of European descendents, outdoor fans, and students. Here you can visit several museums, which are property of the University of West Virginia.
The Metro Region with an estimated population of 307,763 holds the state capital Charleston. Charleston, also known as the riverfront state capital, offers many interesting attractions but none more so than the old-time flavor and charm of downtown Charleston itself.
West Virginia is wild and wonderful, and West Virginia has a reputation for being the outdoor capital of the Eastern United States. The state is also abundant in winter sports, namely skiing, snowboarding, tubing and snowshoeing. West Virginia is a popular vacation destination for families with kids who love the outdoors or love winter sports.

Popular cities and towns in West Virginia:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in West Virginia are: Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Morgantown, Weirton, Fairmont and Beckley.


In West Virginia you'll find a variety of family friendly hotels, ski-resorts, lodges, cabins, all suited for a vacation with the kids. However finding the right resort, hotel, B&B or inn for your vacation with the kids can be a challenge. Take a look at the accommodations section to find out what to look for in a accommodation suited for your vacation with the children. All depends on the season and vacation plans you have with the kids. If you plan on skiing, all ski resorts put the welcome mat out for families, with excellent kids' programs and ski and boarding schools. Child-care centers, and cool programs for teens are found more and more. All great news for your vacation in West Virginia with the kids. No matter which part of West Virginia stands out to you as being the most suited for your vacation with the kids, there are accommodations in that area that can make your trip more exciting than you ever imagined. Why not check out one of the campgrounds West Virginia has to offer. Or why not choose a vacation rental, whether you are searching for a slope-side condo, a cozy mountain cabin, or a family-sized vacation home, there’s a West Virginia vacation rental that’s perfect for your family. West Virginia has a variety of accommodations that are well suited for your vacation with the kids.


Visitors to West Virginia will find many child friendly attractions and activities that can add up to a perfect vacation or holiday.

Amusement Parks and Theme Parks:
Camden Park
Valley Worlds of Fun

Water Parks and water fun:
Waves of Fun
Volcano Island Indoor Water Park Resort

West Virginia Zoos:
Good Zoo

Other sites and tours to see with the kids:
Cranberry Glades
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
Jackson's Mill
Excursion railroads in Potomac Highlands
Fairfax Stone Historic Monument State Park
Philippi Bridge
Mannington Round Barn
Buckhannon River Bridge
West Virginia Penitentiary
Dents Run Bridge
Wheeling's West Virginia Independence Hall
Kanawha State Forest

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More usefull websites:
West Virginia Official State Information Website
West Virginia Division of Tourism

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