MorgantownUnited States of America

4.2/5Top Destination

Love sports, live music, and theater? Get away to Morgantown!

Morgantown combines small-town hospitality with a big-city pace. Nestled between the Monongahela River and the West Virginian range of the Appalachian Mountains, Morgantown has inner-city livability and diverse scenic landscapes.

The town of 31,000 is home to West Virginia University, with more than 22,000 undergraduates. From September to May, students create a lively downtown nightlife, complete with live music and exciting college basketball and football games. Follow the crowd to Mountaineer Field to cheer on the West Virginia University Mountaineers in a thrilling football game.

The university is served by an individualized public transportation system, especially handy for West Virginia’s snowy winters. Students travel free and visitors pay a small fee. Program your own trip on the system for a convenient and inexpensive rail tour of the city. In warmer months, explore Morgantown’s walking and recreational trails. Take the Caperton Trail and meander along the Monongahela riverfront past the university to historic Downtown Morgantown.

Explore West Virginia’s natural beauty at the Core Arboretum, a vast forest containing an interesting selection of planted specimen trees. Hike up Dorsey Knob on the southern edge of Morgantown to see panoramic views of the city, its surrounding rolling hills and the Appalachian Mountains. Test your skill at the Mountaineer Golf and Country Club, open from March through December. Morgantown’s climate is relatively mild, with dry winter days generally above freezing, and hot and humid summers.

Join in the lively nightlife when school is in session to live it up with local students or visit in the summer to experience the city’s more quiet time. Reach Morgantown by air from Morgantown Municipal Airport, located 3 miles (5 kilometers) northeast of Downtown. The city is on several major interstate roadways. Mountain Line Transit Authority bus service connects Morgantown to Pittsburgh International Airport and Clarksburg, Maryland.

Morgantown has been voted one of the best U.S. small cities of 2013 by several publications. Make a visit to experience its finest cultural and natural features.

Known for

Sports, Universities and Live Music

Top Hotels in Morgantown

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morgantown
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morgantown
2.5 out of 5
5000 Gateway Dr, Morgantown, WV
$89
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21

Located in the heart of Morgantown, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.4 km) from University Town Center and within 3 mi (5 km) of Mylan Park and Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (893 reviews)

"Like new. Comfortable bed. Friendly staff. By far the best hotel we stayed at of the 5 during our week long trip."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Morgantown
The Scholar Hotel- Morgantown
The Scholar Hotel- Morgantown
3.5 out of 5
345 Chestnut Street, Morgantown, WV
$94
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Located in the heart of Morgantown, this boutique hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from West Virginia University and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Ruby Memorial Hospital. Mountaineer ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,062 reviews)

"Great location next to university, restaurants and downtown. Clean and nice hotel room as one would expect."…"

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

The Scholar Hotel- Morgantown
Euro Suites Hotel
Euro Suites Hotel
3 out of 5
501 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Morgantown, WV
$91
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21

Located in the heart of Morgantown, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mylan Puskar Stadium and Ruby Memorial Hospital. West Virginia University is 2.2 mi (3.6 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,132 reviews)

"I liked the gym availability with free weights up to 50 lbs"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Euro Suites Hotel

Reviews of Morgantown

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
258
5 - Excellent 38.622754491017965%
4 - Good
298
4 - Good 44.61077844311377%
3 - Okay
94
3 - Okay 14.071856287425149%
2 - Disappointing
16
2 - Disappointing 2.395209580838323%
1 - Terrible
2
1 - Terrible 0.2994011976047904%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Oct 16, 2019

Only passing through

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 15, 2019

West Virginia Mountaineer fans are the friendliest fans we have ever experienced.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

I know it is not Morgantown's fault for what WVU is producing these days. Not everyone was drunk, obnoxious and rude however enough were during every visit that my spouse is no longer interested in returning. Respect & manners are missing for many.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 14, 2019

Morgantown was beautiful on a fall weekend. We went to the Wharf area for dinner on two evenings and the food was great and setting fantastic!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 13, 2019

We're WVU Alumni so we love to visit Morgantown.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Oct 9, 2019

It makes me sad. The area is run down and could use a lot of infrastructure investment.

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