If you are headed to the Washington, D.C. area for vacation, stay in Martinsburg, WV. This historical, small-town community founded in 1778 connects to the nation's capital via commuter train, making it the perfect overnight stop on your trip. Visit Martinsburg before continuing on to your final destination.
Once you settle in to one of the great Martinsburg hotels below, visit these local destinations:
Stretch your legs on the Eastern Panhandle Recreational Trail in Martinsburg. Whether you packed your bicycle or running shoes, this paved trail offers visitors scenic views of the lush community. Ample parking and guided trail markers make this park a go-to for both locals and visitors to Martinsburg.
Next, spend a few hours absorbing local culture and history at the Belle Boyd House, the home of notorious Civil War spy Belle Boyd. The museum houses the Berkeley County Historical Society and several exhibits, including a Hack Wilson baseball tribute and Civil War dioramas. The museum is run by volunteers, so be sure to call ahead if you plan on visiting.
If you visit Martinsburg on the weekend, take the kids to an authentic puppet show at the Wonderment Puppet Theater. More than 50 puppets routinely perform classics like "Peter Rabbit" and "Nutty Nutcracker" that children will love.
For more adventure outdoors, head to the 137-acre Poor House Farm Park, located just outside of downtown Martinsburg. Try your hand at trout fishing in the stocked five-acre lake, play a round of disc golf at the 18-hole course or explore the scenic five-mile hiking trail.
Visit the greens at Woodbrier Golf Course, perfect for golf enthusiasts of all skill levels. No tee time is required to play nine or 18 holes. If you get hungry, grab a bite to eat at the club's snack bar.
Finally, wrap up your visit with an afternoon at For the Kids by George Children's Museum. Family members of all ages will enjoy learning about George Washington's life, the rise of the railroad industry and the Lewis & Clark journey through the museum's hands-on exhibits.
There are several Martinsburg, WV hotels ready to welcome your family. Book your West Virginia vacation today with Choice Hotels.
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