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Cheap flights to West Virginia

West Virginia is a state in southern United States of America. It is known as the “Mountain State”, being the only state that lies completely within a mountain range, the Appalachians. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north (and, slightly, east), and Maryland to the northeast. It was originally part of the state of Virginia, until the residents of some of the counties (that later on became West Virginia) decided to separate from the state following, in part, a disagreement over the issues of slavery and secession. With a land area of 24,230 square miles (62,755 square kilometres), it is the 41st largest state in the country. According to the 2014 census, it has 1,850,326 residents, making it the 38th most populous state. Its capital and largest city is Charleston and it largest metro area is Huntington Metropolitan Area. 

 

What to see & do

West Virginia is rich in natural beautiful sceneries, wide, open spaces, hills, creeks, rivers, forests, and mountaintop vistas, among others. Scenic routes include the Coal Heritage Trail, the Midland Trail, and the Highland Scenic Highway. Check out the Blackwater Falls State Park, one of the most photographed sites in the state; and the quaint Charles Town (founded by George Washington's youngest brother, whom the town was named after), home to several shops, antiques, and restaurants; West Virginia’s most popular spa and resort, Greenbrier. Enjoy outdoor adventures like fishing, hunting, horseback riding, hiking, biking, camping, golfing, windsurfing, water skiing, and scuba diving.

 

How to get around within West Virginia

If you’re planning on touring around West Virginia, then the best way would definitely be by driving. This is due to limited reliable public transportation throughout the state and the inaccessibility (except by car) of some areas. Although as always, exercise caution as there are roads that often loop around the mountaintops and many turns are also at steep inclines. In relation, driving by motorcycle is often claimed to be the best way to navigate around, with the same road precautions apply. The state, in fact, even promotes motorcycle tourism. Many of the metropolitan areas have their own bus system despite having no state-wide bus lines. Lakefront Lines also offers a daily service between Parkersburg and

Charleston. There are a number of train lines, including excursion lines that you can get on to enjoy a scenic trip while travelling around the state. 

 

How to get there

West Virginia is served by one major airport, Yeager Airport, located in the capital, Charleston. Currently, there are six airlines operating at the airport; American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Spirit Airlines, United Express, and US Airways Express, which have more than 70 flights daily to eight major cities: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. In addition, there are more than 30 smaller airports in the state, seven of which have commercial flights to other cities. Other ways of getting into the state are by car, via three main interstates (I-64, I-77, and I-79); by bus, via Greyhound, which stops at six cities in West Virginia (Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Huntington, Parkersburg, and Wheeling); and by train, via two routes covered by Amtrak (the Cardinal and the Capitol Limited routes). 

Flights to West Virginia

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