By Shaina Amienyi
Morgantown
West Virginia
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Located along the Monongahela River, Morgantown, West Virginia is picturesque small town with plenty of activities for vacationers. It is a place where you can raft down a river, browse charming downtown shops, hike a forest trail, or attend a show or art exhibit. It may be a small university town, but it is bursting with things to do.

To reach this city you can fly into Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW), which operates connections from Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD). Please book your flight with EscapeWizard.com via the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Morgantown accommodates visitors with luxury hotels, log cabins, cottages, family-friendly suites and more. Visit EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to see our recommended hotels and to book your accommodations.

Morgantown provides numerous activities and attractions, many of which are free. EscapeWizard.com suggests some of the free activities such as climbing Sky Rock at Dorsey’s Knob and getting a 360 degree view of the area, bird watching at Cranesville Swamp, enjoying a wine tasting tour at Forks of Cheat Winery, or hiking to the Cooper’s Rock overlook.

One exciting aspect about Morgantown is its number of scenic trails. Mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing and skiing are some of the activities vacationers can partake in to experience the awesome wildlife and breathtaking views. The West Virginia University Core Arboretum has approximately 3.5 miles of trails through densely wooded areas. EscapeWizard.com also recommends visiting Coopers Rock State Forest, which provides almost 50 miles of trails of various difficulties, many of which are suitable for cross-country skiing in winter. Make your way to the 1200 foot scenic overlook and the famous Rock City, featuring 30 foot boulders.

Golf lovers can choose from seven 18-hole courses offering challenging greens and fairways. For example, Lakeview Golf Resort and Spa, which looks out over Cheat Lake, is home to two 18-hole championship courses and was rated a four star course by Golf Digest. If you want to golf while getting a view of the mountains, try Meadow Ponds Golf course of Mountaineer Golf Course.

If you are looking for some evening fun, go to downtown Morgantown and listen to the rhythm of live performers or DJs. There are places where you can dance, sing karaoke, or sit and enjoy a drink. For locally brewed beer, stop by the Morgantown Brewing Company where eight beers are brewed on site. Downtown also has an array of restaurants, ranging from food carts to intimate eateries to gourmet establishments. EscapeWizard.com also suggests visiting the shops downtown. Visit historic High Street where you can find ladies high-fashion, one-of-a-kind souvenirs, local pottery, hand bags, jewelry, and more. Shoppers can also visit the Morgantown Mall and University Town Center.

Known as the Scenic Mountain Home of West Virginia University, Morgantown is a place where you can enjoy stunning scenery, entertainment, and historical attractions. This exciting city has scenic trails, championship golf courses, unique state parks, and amazing attractions that we at EscapeWizard.com know you will enjoy. You can book our flight to this remarkable city using the above link to EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Morgantown
By Shaina Amienyi
Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown
150 Suncrest Towne Center Drive, Morgantown, WV
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Located in the Suncrest Towne Center, the Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown is conveniently close to shops and restaurants. Mountaineers fans will enjoy being close to West Virginia University as well. Shuttles operate daily from 7am to 11pm to take you anywhere in the immediate area. There is also a shuttle to pick you up from the airport in time for 3pm check-in and take you back after checking out at noon.

Guest rooms feature a single king bed or double queen beds equipped with the Garden Sleep System®, which allows you to adjust the firmness of your mattress. You will sleep comfortably in your room with double locking doors and blackout curtains. Rooms also come with a 37-inch HD flat screen TV on which you can watch HBO movies and cable shows. The refreshment area includes a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee/tea maker. As you sit at the work desk in the ergonomically designed chair, you can access complimentary high-speed wired or wireless internet. If you need to print something, do it right from your room using remote printing.

Enjoy complimentary internet access all throughout the hotel. If you are in Morgantown for business, take advantage of the remote printing and fax service in the 24-hour business center. The business center also features a dicataphone dictation device, express mail services, and copying services. There is audio/visual equipment for rent to use in the business center or while hosting a meeting. The hotel offers 1,950 square feet of flexible meeting space and an extensive catering menu to make events memorable.

When you get hungry, visit the Great American Grill, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you want, you can order dinner in your room from 5pm-10pm. Head to the Pavilion Lounge to mingle with friends or colleagues while sipping delicious cocktails. The Pavilion Pantry is the place to go if you want beverages or microwavable meals.

From the indoor pool and fitness center to the state-of-the-art technology in the business center, the Hilton Garden Inn Morgantown has all you need for a fun, stress-free vacation. Parking is free, but thanks to the complimentary shuttles, you do not have to worry much about transportation. Whether you are a Mountaineers fan visiting the university or a business person visiting one of several nearby corporations, this hotel is a great choice for you. Book your stay by clicking on the link to EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).