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A Short Trip for a Long Weekend at the Top of West Virginia

West Virginia is home to beautiful landscapes, scenic byways, and many fun attractions that are sure to tickle your senses. A short trip for a long weekend is just the medicine to beat the winter blues at the top of West Virginia. Just a short 85 miles from Canton, Ohio, the top of West Virginia has many things to offer.

If you are looking for a “girl’s weekend getaway,” we have just the place for you. Mountaineer Racetrack, Casino & Resort located in New Cumberland, West Virginia. Stay in one of their spacious rooms and splurge on a spa day with a massage, facial, nails and a skin and body treatment.

End your night at one of the 1,000 slot machines or gaming tables including Blackjack, Craps or Roulette. Just minutes from Mountaineer is the Fiestaware Table Company in Newell, West Virginia. If you are a collector of this famous dinnerware, this is a must stop. Pick from the many colorful pieces of Fiesta place settings and take home several new pieces to complete your set.

Not a gambler and prefer a slower pace, visit Weirton, West Virginia, for a relaxing weekend of history, culture, and fun. Step inside the 86,000 square foot Millsop Community Center to view the large murals that represent the former steel industry,

Weirton’s Hall of Fame and the John F. Kennedy memorial all located in the Weirton Room. If you are a veteran, a visit to the Brooke-Hancock County Veteran’s Memorial can be viewed as you drive into downtown Weirton with tanks, planes, ship anchors and several memorials. A must see if you served in the military. Or stop in the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center for a nostalgic trip of Weirton’s history.

Maybe you want to be creative. Perhaps a “Paint N Sip” with wine, cheese, and lots of laughs as friends get together for a fun afternoon or evening of painting at the Summit Art Gallery in Weirton. Appointments are required; to schedule a date, call 304-797-7001. While in Weirton, continue your wine tasting at Williams Country Club for an elegant evening overlooking the majestic Ohio River. If fancy isn’t your speed, then by all means stop by DeeJay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille for their legendary homemade ribs or the Garden Grill Steakhouse, both located on Three Springs Drive.

Still need that massage? Stop by the BE Spa, LLC in the Three Springs Drive Plaza and finish your evening with a comfortable stay at the beautiful Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott with their indoor pool or the Holiday Inn, just down the road on Three Springs Drive.

If you love the simpler life, book your weekend at the historic, Sarah Miller House in the town of Wellsburg, West Virginia, at 900 Main Street. This 1840 Bed & Breakfast is listed on the National Historic Register featuring 8 large rooms with ornate fireplaces. Or if you really want to “getaway to the country,” you can book a room at the Barn with Inn Bed & Breakfast located at 4859 Bealls Ridge at a farm just outside of town. Both locations will give you that feeling of nestling into the warmth of a comfy quilt.

Don’t forget, Spring is just around the corner, and the Weirton Event Center is covered in snow now, but when the month of May rolls around, the Event Center will be jumping with live music, festivals, car shows and a variety of fun attractions. Built in 2011, the Weirton Event Center has hosted many great acts including, current country music star, Gabby Barrett who performed in 2018 just after her appearance on the popular show, American Idol. Make plans now to come back to the Weirton area for the spring and summer concert series too.

Small town America is alive and well at the Top of West Virginia! Come and visit…we’ll be waiting for you. For more information call 1-877-723-7114 or check the website

A Short Trip for a Long Weekend at the Top of West Virginia

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