Lying completely within the Appalachians which is the reason for the state’s nickname “The Mountain State,” West Virginia is your perfect “off the beaten path” destination. With its abundance of natural resources, native cultures, and natural beauty, West Virginia is a great state to create your own unique vacation experience. Visit the most photographed location in the entire state, Blackwater Falls State Park. Awe in the force of nature when journeying along New River Gorge National River. Stop in Charles Town, founded by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles in 1787. The cultural activities of Charleston, the state capitol, are a perfect place to immerse yourself in all that is West Virginia. Settle off into Appalachia for your next southern vacation!