Why Wheeling? “Why not” seems like the more appropriate question.
Wheeling quite literally has a little bit of everything, from great bars and a casino to great history. Whether you are looking for a golf getaway with the guys, a night out with the girlfriends, or an affordable family vacation, Wheeling is the perfect destination.
Anyone interested in American history can appreciate Wheeling, since the city served as a pivotal point in both the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars. Visitors can see where West Virginia became a state in 1863 at Independence Hall, and the Suspension Bridge also has a lot of history behind it.
The city is perfect for families, because Oglebay Resort has West Virginia’s only zoo and dozens of cabins for a weekend getaway. The resort features three different golf courses – including one designed by Arnold Palmer. The riverfront downtown houses many festivals and live music events throughout the summer, including Waterfront Wednesdays.
Wheeling is ideal for a night out. Wheeling Island is home to one of the largest greyhound racing tracks in the country as well as a Casino with thousands of slots and many table games. Plus, there are great bars with excellent live music throughout the city.
That is just scratching the surface of what Wheeling has to offer. There are historic markets, Victorian houses and mansions, glass museums and a Cabela’s retail store that is more like a museum of wild game.
The best part is Wheeling is affordable and close to several major cities. So you’ll get a little bit of everything without having to go everywhere.