Take a look at what a weekend getaway might look like for the Greater Parkersburg area in late summer/early fall.
For motorcycle or car enthusiasts, there is no better way to begin the trip than by taking a leisurely drive on one of our motorcycle ride guides or scenic driving routes. The winding roads, country hills and fall foliage is sure to take your breath away.
After exploring, grab a bite to eat and quench your thirst at the North End Tavern, the oldest tavern in the state of West Virginia. Here you can enjoy a variety of locally brewed beers and some wonderful food, including the extremely popular NET Burger.
Before you turn in for the night, be sure to check to see if the historic Smoot Theatre or the Parkersburg Actors Guild have any performances running.
After a nights rest in the historic Blennerhassett Hotel and breakfast at Spat’s, the hotel’s restaurant, set out to explore the rich history of the greater Parkersburg area.
First stop will be the Blennerhassett Museum to learn the history of the Blennerhassett family and their involvement with the infamous Aaron Burr scandal. After viewing artifacts from the family’s past, board the Island Belle sternwheeler to make the 15 minute trip down the Ohio River to the island. Here you can take a tour of the mansion, ride bikes, take wagon rides or simply explore at your own pace.
Spice things up with a late lunch at Mango Latin Bistro before you hit the town on a shopping spree. Mulberry Lane the state’s largest country store and Berdine’s Five and Dime make wonderful spots to find the perfect gift. But one spot you won’t want to miss is Holl’s Swiss Chocolate, it has some of the best handmade sweets you will ever taste. For those less interested in shopping, grab the clubs and play a round golf at one of the many top notch courses located in the Greater Parkersburg area.
After Lunch and your afternoon activity of choice, wrap up your night by exploring the paranormal side of the area by attending the Haunted Parkersburg tour.
Sunday morning after breakfast, take a stroll through the Historic Juilia Ann Square District to see the magnificent architecture of one of Parkersburg’s most iconic areas. In the afternoon be sure visit Henderson Hall just outside of Williamstown WV, to explore the old plantation and the 200 years of history and relics contained within the property. Before heading home, end your weekend with the Italian cuisine of one of the most popular local restaurants in the area DaVinci’s.