Cheap flights to West Virginia

West Virginia is situated in the Appalachian region of Southern United States, giving its nickname The Mountain State – it is the only state in the United States that lies completely within a mountain range. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north, and Maryland to the northeast. The state’s capital and largest city is Charleston. West Virginia is the 50 north-western counties that decided to break away from Virginia in the American Civil War. The 50 counties became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861. The state is often included in different geographical regions of the United States such as the Mid-Atlantic, the Upland South, and the Southeastern United States. Western Virginia is characterised by mountains and rolling hills, and is noted for its historically important logging and coal mining industries, as well as its political and labour history.

What to see & do

Due to West Virginia’s densely karstic areas, the state has become a popular spot for recreational caving. The cool trout waters in the state are caused by the karst lands. Outdoor recreational activities is also popular in West Virginia, including skiing, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, and hunting. Popular tourist sites in West Virginia include the New River Gorge Bridge, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park along with many state parks, and the Green Bank Telescope at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. The state is also home to the Weston State Hospital, in which its main building is the largest hand-cut sandstone building in North America. It is the second largest of its kind worldwide, next to the Kremlin in Moscow. The building is a National Historic Landmark and member of the National Civil War Trail, and tours are offered seasonally and by appointment. Tourists can also visit the Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia, the most photographed location in the state.

How to get around within West Virginia

West Virginia generally lacks reliable state-wide public transportation; the best way to explore the state is by driving. Many towns are also only accessible by car. When driving, travellers must take note that the roads off the main highways often loop around the mountaintops. Although requiring careful driving these roads offers stunning views. A scenic trail that is worth travelling by car is the National Coal Heritage Trail, pat of the American Byways program. The hairpin curves and smaller country roads in West Virginia are also best travelled via motorcycles; West Virginia encourages motorcycle tourism. Many of the metropolitan areas in the state are served by inter-area bus systems. There are also scenic train lines that serve the state. View some of West Virginia’s amazing sceneries through excursion trains from Cass Scenic Railroad, Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad, New River Excursions, New River Gorge Valley Mystery Train, and Potomac Eagle.

How to get there

The major airport that serves the US state of West Virginia is Yeager Airport, located three miles or six kilometres east of downtown Charleston, the state capital. Due to its location on a hilltop over 300 feet or 100 metres above the valleys of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers, with the hill dropping off sharply on all sides, passengers will get to see a fantastic view of downtown Charleston. Yeager Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Spirit Airlines, United Express, and US Airways Express, with flights from Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta, Myrtle Beach, Chicago-O’Hare, Houston-Intercontinental, Washington-Dulles, Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Washington-National.

Flights to West Virginia

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