During West Virginia vacations there are so many things to do it may be hard to squeeze in all your choices during your holiday. The spring, summer and fall months keep visitors especially busy with West Virginia rafting, cycling, hiking trips, rock climbing, camping and much more! Paddling under the New River Gorge Bridge is an excellent way to enjoy breathtaking scenery via canoe or kayak. Perhaps you love shopping and want to hit some of the antique shops and specialty stores in Harpers Ferry. Maybe a mountain retreat is something you're pining for by renting one of the rustic or lavish West Virginia cabins. There are so many exciting opportunities that can be taken advantage of on your own but there are also advantages to enjoying one of the popular West Virginia tours.
There are numerous well-known 'haunted' locations throughout Charleston and each tour will visit a number of them. The tour progresses by candlelight providing the perfect, eerie glow by which to lead the way through dungeons, cemeteries, alleyways, churches and other historic buildings. Charleston ghost tours are full of stories of crime, brothels, scandals and murder, and there are haunted houses throughout the city as well. Tours cover spooky tales going back a century and more and entertain visitors like no other tours can. Other popular West Virginia ghost tours can be taken in Parkersburg West Virginia, northeast of Huntington. The two hour tours cover paranormal tales and plenty of unearthly history. Tour goers will visit places actually possessed by ghosts and spirits, haunted graveyards and plenty of other freaky and weird locations.
West Virginia wine tours are another delightful way to spend an afternoon or a few days. With a cool climate West Virginia doesn't harvest any southern native grape varieties popular in other southern states. Instead, Niagara, French-American hybrids, Concord and Delaware varieties have shown much success throughout the state. One of the most entertaining ways to enjoy West Virginia wine tours is by canoe or kayak. Nature lovers will love a paddle tour along seven miles of the glistening Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers near Martinsburg. Beautiful natural scenery lines the river as you careen slowly along the rivers' expanse. Once at the winery, guests can savor award winning wine varieties in the outdoor pavilion in a setting fit for royalty.
The Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, one of the top West Virginia resorts, also offers wonderful West Virginia wine tours. These exclusive overnight tours include one night accommodation, transportation, an extensive winery tour, breakfast and dinner and basket of goodies from the Forks of Cheat Winery. Whether you prefer wine tours, Civil War tours, ghost tours or horseback riding tours, West Virginia offers many choices for guests. If total relaxing is more your style, that's available as well at many beautiful West Virginia resorts and cabins. If tours are you preference, you'll find them easy to arrange on your own or with help from your hotel concierge.