What to Do, Where to Go in Parkersburg, W.Va.
1 hour 25 minutes
Transportation: Flight $186, rental car $102 | Lodging: $240 | Food: $100
US Airways, Northwest and Delta have one-stop flights to Charleston from BWI starting at $186. Parkersburg is about an hour's drive north on Interstate 77. A road trip from Washington -- through the rolling West Virginia hills with plenty of "Ahhh!" vistas -- takes about 5 1/2 hours.
WHERE TO STAY
The Blennerhassett Hotel (320 Market St., 304-422-3131, http:/
Old Carriage House Bed and Breakfast (118 12th St., 304-428-9588, http:/
There's also a handful of chain hotels in Parkersburg and in nearby Vienna and Williamstown.
WHERE TO EAT