7 Weekend Adventures for Couples in Mountaineer Country

Weekend Adventures
for Couples in Mountaineer Country

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Whitewater Thrill Seekers

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Whitewater Rafting

Looking for a thrill? Grab a paddle and hold on tight through class three or better rapids. Skilled guides offer an invigorating, memorable and safe experience down the river. Self-guided tours are also available.

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Iron Horse Tavern

Cozy gastropub featuring New American bites, local beers and specialty cocktails in a cozy setting. A great place to start your downtown Morgantown tour.

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WV Public Theatre

Get your tickets! No, we’re not talking about a movie. Catch a show at the WV Public Theatre, which brings talent near and far to good ole’ Morgantown! Each act is sure to entertain.

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Microtel Inn and Suites Morgantown

Near the Caperton Trail and conveniently located off Interstate 79 in Morgantown, the Microtel Inn and Suites Morgantown is centrally located for your next adventure. Enjoy a free deluxe continental breakfast before hitting the water!

Throttle Jockeys

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Motorcycle Rides

If you rode into town on a motorcycle, the fun doesn’t have to stop there. Gear down and unwind! Our country roads, clear streams, mountain vistas, and fresh air make a top destination for motorcycling enthusiasts.

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Smokin Country’s BBQ Pit

Smokin Country’s BBQ Pitt has found its home in Preston County, West Virginia, smoking quality meats to perfection, served with homemade sides. You can try out this restaurant’s signature flavor, or take on their Bonfire Burger Challenge for a little extra spice!

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Triple S Harley Davidson

Hop on your harley and head on over to Triple S Harley Davidson and shop new gear and fashion for cruisin’ in style. Plus, their local events are fun for both adventure seekers and non-motorcycle owners.

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Courtyard by Marriott

The new Courtyard Marriott near University Town Centre is the best place to fall into bed after a long, fun-filled day. Plus, it’s right off of I-79, which is perfect for hoping on the harley for a cruise!

Paddle Pushers

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Cheat Lake, Big Sandy Creek, Big Bear Lake, and Deckers Creek are just a few valleys where you can kayak. Range of experience levels from the couples who want to relax to extreme kayakers.

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Go “Copacabana” at Morgantown’s Tropics Restaurant and Bar! Sip on an umbrella drink, dine unique dishes, and dance to live music. You don’t have to go far to “get away” and put a little groove in your step.

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Spa and Golf

Who says you have to choose between relax or play? You can find spas offering body massages and beauty treatments. Plus, for golfers, some of the most scenic courses are native to the area.

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Alpine Lake Resort

You want a breathtaking mountain view and an award-winning golf course to go with it? Alpine Lake Resort delivers, along with a 150-acre lake where you’ll boat, fish and relax.

High Flyers

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Zip Line

Take your love to new heights and zip through more than 300 ft. in the forest at the West Virginia University Adventure WV Canopy Tour–the only school in the U.S. to have one on campus.

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Shop at select boutique options on High Street like The River Fair Trade, which offers handmade gifts and accessories and everything from fashion, art, jewelry and more!

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Scholar Hotel Morgantown

Located only one block from West Virginia University’s main campus, the Scholar Hotel combines their passion for education and the communities built around it in the heart of Downtown Morgantown.


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Hiking Cooper’s Rock

Tackle the climb and be rewarded with picturesque views as you hike the trails at Cooper’s Rock State Forest, close to town. From beginners to advanced hikers, there are trails for every couple!

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Preston County Inn

Work up an appetite after exploring the great outdoors and bite into twists on classic favorites at the Preston County Inn, such as their “Bad Hunter” rice bowl or “Chipotle Sugar Steak.”

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Calling all history buffs! Travel back in time at the Arthurdale Heritage, Inc.–the nation’s first New Deal homestead subsistence project championed by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt dating back to 1934.

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Mountain Creek Cabins

Want a romantic getaway? Rent one of eight fully-stocked cabins, with a hot tub included, at Mountain Creek Cabins! Light a spark and cozy up by the fire with your significant other!

Climbing Couples

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Rock climbing

Have a rock-solid relationship? Then rock climbing is for you! The mountains provide bountiful rock formations for all levels. Find numerous spots that will put your skills to the test and reach new summits.

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Flour & Feed

You’re mouth will be watering before the food makes it to your table at Flour & Feed. Their attention to detail on these dishes turn old recipes new again, such as chicken piccata, crab cakes, and grilled ribeye.

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Rail trail

Need a low-budget date idea? Take a walk, test your personal record or ride your bikes on our Rails to Trails extending from Parkersburg to Pittsburgh, and wind back through beautiful areas of West Virginia.

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Marriott Waterfront

Stay out late and sleep in at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. Overlooking the Monongahela River, the hotel is a great place for two with an in-hotel bar, restaurant and coffee shop.

Mountain Bikers

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Mountain Biking

If you’re an adventurous couple who loves mountain biking, put our trails on your must-do list. Or make it a race, sign up for the annual Hilly Billy Roubaix for a 74-mile bicycle race through the back roads and hills.

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Bartini Prime

Put the “happy” in happy hour at Bartini Prime and get your signature drink from the full-service bar! This upscale yet inviting restaurant in Suncrest Towne Centre sets the perfect scene for date night.

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If you’re ideal date is being outdoors and sipping on wine while enjoying a beautiful mountainscape, you don’t have to go all the way to California for that. Head to Forks of Cheat Lake and let minutes turn into hours as you relax to the sounds of nature and sip of wine samples.

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Holiday Inn – University Area

Relax in the heart of Morgantown at the Holiday Inn on Pineview Drive. Attending a WVU football game? You can walk there! You’re five minutes away from local shopping, dining and WVU campuses.