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Best of WV 2023—Discover West Virginia's Regional Winners

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Introduction Are you searching for the best places to eat, shop, and explore in West Virginia? Look no further! Here are the regional winners of the Best of West Virginia by WV Living. From charming...

Introduction

Are you searching for the best places to eat, shop, and explore in West Virginia? Look no further! Here are the regional winners of the Best of West Virginia by WV Living. From charming bakeries to unique attractions, these recommendations come straight from West Virginians themselves. Let's dive in and discover the hidden gems that make our beloved state shine.

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Eastern Panhandle

Bakery

BOLIVAR BREAD BAKERY - Harpers Ferry, bolivarbread.com

Casual Dining

ALMA BEA - Shepherdstown Find them on Facebook: @almabeashepherdstown

Fair/Fest/Event

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL AT SHEPHERD UNIVERSITY - Shepherdstown, catf.org

Fine Dining

BAVARIAN INN, RESORT & BREWING COMPANY - Shepherdstown, bavarianinnwv.com

Recreation Venue

HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES - Charles Town, hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com

Place to Shop

VINTAGE LADY - Harpers Ferry, thevintagelady.net

Place to Stay

THOMAS SHEPHERD INN - Shepherdstown, thomasshepherdinn.com

Unique Attraction

RIVER RIDERS FAMILY ADVENTURE RESORT - Harpers Ferry, riverriders.com

Watering Hole

DEVIL’S DUE DISTILLERY - Kearneysville Find them on Facebook: @devilsduedistillery

Community Champion

Laura Smith When it comes to promoting Berkeley Springs, Laura Smith, the director of the Travel Berkeley Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, works tirelessly. Her efforts ensure that visitors get to experience all the wonders that Berkeley Springs has to offer.

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Southern West Virginia

Bakery

NU ERA BAKERY - Logan Find them on Facebook: @nuerabakery

Casual Dining

PT12 PIZZERIA & BBQ - Gilbert, trail12bbq.com

Fair/Fest/Event

MAGNOLIA FAIR FESTIVAL - Matewan Find them on Facebook: @magnoliafairfestival

Recreation Venue

HATFIELD-McCOY TRAILS - trailsheaven.com

Place to Shop

THE FUNKY FLAMINGO - Danville, thefunkyflamingo.shop

Place to Stay

TWIN HOLLOW CAMPGROUND & CABINS - Gilbert, twinhollowcampground.com

Unique Attraction

MOUNTAINTOP ADVENTURES - Gilbert, mountaintopadventures.com

Watering Hole

HATFIELD & McCOY MOONSHINE - Gilbert, drinkofthedevilmoonshine.com

Community Champion

David McCormick Sr. David McCormick Sr., the owner of McCormick’s furniture business in Logan, has been leading the family-owned establishment for 87 years. Located in downtown Logan, they continue to provide top-quality furniture and excellent customer service.

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Kanawha Valley

Bakery

SPRING HILL PASTRY SHOP - South Charleston, springhillpastry.com

Casual Dining

THE PITCH SPORTS BAR & GRILL - Dunbar, thepitchwv.com

Fair/Fest/Event

THE WEST VIRGINIA SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - Huntington Find them on Facebook: @wvshakes

Fine Dining

1010 BRIDGE RESTAURANT - Charleston, 1010bridge.com

Recreation Venue

HERITAGE FARM MUSEUM & VILLAGE - Huntington, heritagefarmmuseum.com

Place to Shop

GYPSY GRACE BOUTIQUE - Dunbar Find them on Facebook: @gypsygboutique

Place to Stay

EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON CHARLESTON - Charleston Find them on Facebook: @embassysuitescharlestonwv

Unique Attraction

CLAY CENTER - Charleston, theclaycenter.org

Watering Hole

FIFE STREET BREWING - Charleston, fifestreetbrewing.com

Community Champions

Nora Ankrom & Mike Murdock Nora Ankrom, the executive director, and Mike Murdock, the artistic director of Alchemy Theatre, have made significant contributions to the arts. They co-founded the annual West Virginia Shakespeare Festival in Huntington and work tirelessly to connect creators with the community.

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Mid-Ohio Valley

Bakery

JR'S DONUTCASTLE - Parkersburg, jrsdonutcastle.com

Casual Dining

WINE DOWN ON MARKET - Parkersburg, winedownwv.com

Fair/Fest/Event

MOTHMAN FESTIVAL - Point Pleasant, mothmanfestival.com

Fine Dining

THE BLENNERHASSETT RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - Parkersburg, theblennerhassettrestaurant.com

Recreation Venue

MOUNTWOOD PARK - Waverly, mountwoodpark.org

Place to Shop

CARDINAL MARKET - Vienna Find them on Facebook: @cardinalmarketwv

Place to Stay

THE BLENNERHASSETT HOTEL & SPA - Parkersburg, theblennerhassett.com

Unique Attraction

DISCOVERY WORLD ON MARKET - Parkersburg, dwonmarket.org

Watering Hole

FAIRPLAIN YACHT CLUB - Ripley, fairplainyachtclub.com

Community Champion

Wendy Shriver Wendy Shriver, the executive director of Discovery World on Market, has opened a new children's museum in Parkersburg. She brings education, creativity, and fun to the children of the region, promoting community growth.

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Potomac Highlands

Bakery

HONEYCOMB CAFE - Bramwell Find them on Facebook: @honeycombcafebramwell

Casual Dining

PIES & PINTS - Fayetteville, piesandpints.net

Fair/Fest/Event

THE WEST VIRGINIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL - Buckhannon, wvstrawberryfestival.com

Fine Dining

THE VAULT DOWNTOWN - Bluefield, thevaultdowntown.com

Recreation Venue

SUMMERSVILLE LAKE STATE PARK - Summersville, wvstateparks.com

Place to Shop

WORDPLAY - Wardensville, wordplaywv.com

Place to Stay

SMOKE HOLE CAVERNS & LOG CABIN RESORT - Cabins, smokehole.com

Unique Attraction

POTOMAC EAGLE - Romney, potomaceagle.com

Watering Hole

NORTH BRANCH BREWING CO. - Keyser Find them on Facebook: @northbranchpub

Community Champion

Cara Rose As the retired executive director of the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cara Rose dedicated her time to promoting tourism and creating new recreational opportunities in West Virginia. Her love for the state is evident in her efforts to showcase its beauty and charm.

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Northern Panhandle

Bakery

SWEET TEMPTATIONS PASTRY SHOP - Weirton Find them on Facebook: @vanessasweettemptations24

Casual Dining

THE VAGABOND KITCHEN - Wheeling, thevagabondkitchen.com

Fair/Fest/Event

BACK HOME FESTIVAL - New Martinsville, backhomefestival.com

Fine Dining

ELLE&JACK'S - Wheeling Find them on Facebook: @elleandjacks

Recreation Venue

GRAND VUE PARK - Moundsville, grandvuepark.com

Place to Shop

FIESTA TABLEWARE - Newell, fiestafactorydirect.com

Place to Stay

OGLEBAY - Wheeling, oglebay.com

Unique Attraction

WEST VIRGINIA PENITENTIARY - Moundsville, wvpentours.com

Watering Hole

THE BRIDGE TAVERN & GRILL - Wheeling, bridgetavernandgrill.com

Community Champion

Sandy Hunt Formerly the executive director of the Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sandy Hunt made a significant impact on the New Martinsville community. She also served as the mayor, focusing on community development and promoting local events.

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These regional winners represent the best of West Virginia—restaurants, attractions, and businesses that make our state truly remarkable. Whether you're a local or planning a visit, be sure to check out these incredible establishments and experience the wonders of West Virginia for yourself.

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