Elkins is located approximately 150 miles (241 kilometers) from Washington, the country's capital, and about 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Charlottesville.
While you are in Elkins, spend time at the Elkins City Park. Another option is the American Mountain Theater.
It's little wonder Elkins is a perennial favourite with travelers; Central West Virginia features numerous fascinating natural and man-made attractions. You'll also find Philippi, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Buckhannon 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east.
While you are on holiday in Elkins, don't forget to visit Harrisonburg. Approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) to the southeast, this regional city is where you can find Rockingham Fairgrounds, Explore More Discovery Museum and Masanutten Ski Resort. Don't rush back to Elkins until you've investigated Harrisonburg's Grand Caverns and James Madison University.
If you spend much of your time working, the perfect vacation often means finding good places to relax. When it's time to kick back, follow the lead of the locals and enjoy camping or bird watching.
When planning your trip to Elkins, keep in mind that the most convenient major airport, North Central West Virginia Airport, is situated in in Clarksburg, 35 miles (56 kilometers) away.