I love the drivability of the South. Within several hours, you can pack your bags, hop into the car, and explore so many different things. Among my favorite road trip destinations is West Virginia. State highways winding among the peaks of the Appalachian Mountains beckon you to pull off the road and enjoy the view or take a casual stroll, and charming towns along the way are the perfect grounds for antiques hunting.
West Virginia remains home to artisan-made goods that employ skills passed down through generations. The editors from Taste of the South magazine recently toured J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works outside of Charleston, which has been producing small-batch salt for more than two centuries. I love finding those kinds of locally produced specialty goods and bringing them home as gifts. Those little treasures are the perfect way to share a cherished destination.
I love finding ways to help others experience some of the South’s best travel experiences. That’s why I am so excited to tell you about a special giveaway from our sponsors at GoToWV. They’re offering a two-day, one-night getaway to Parkersburg, West Virginia’s Blennerhassett Hotel and Spa.
You can experience all of the joys of the Mountain State at a historic destination that has been defining Southern hospitality for more than a century. The winner and a guest will enjoy a Saturday afternoon one-on-one culinary experience hosted by Executive Chef Rick Argoso. That evening, the pair will dine in style at Blennerhassett’s Spats Restaurant. Then, they’ll have a luxurious night’s stay in a spacious junior suite. The following morning, the winners will finish their trip with brunch at the hotel’s Sunday morning buffet.
To enter, share this post via one of the social media buttons below, and then leave a comment telling me why you’d like to win. Write about it on Facebook, pin it to your favorite board on Pinterest, or even send a tweet. If you aren’t a social media person, then simply leave a comment below instead.
The winner will choose one of four different weekends to accommodate his or her schedule. (Transportation to and from the Blennerhassett is not provided.)
Whether or not you win the giveaway, I hope this inspires you to venture to one of the South’s most charming road trip destinations. I love West Virginia adventures, and I think you will, too.
What’s your favorite Southern destination?