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MorgantownUnited States of America

Thrilling football games, energetic nightlife and scenic parks are set against an Appalachian backdrop in one of West Virginia’s favorite small cities.

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.

Top Hotels in Morgantown

Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
3.5 out of 5
2 Waterfront Pl, Morgantown, WV
The price is $79 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 8

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from West Virginia University and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Ruby Memorial Hospital. Mylan Puskar ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and specious. Our room was huge! Plus, the added huge tv was great as well."…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place
Hampton Inn & Suites Morgantown / University Town Centre
Hampton Inn & Suites Morgantown / University Town Centre
2.5 out of 5
325 Granville Square, Morgantown, WV
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $84 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 25

Situated in Morgantown, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from University Town Center and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Mylan Park. West Virginia University Coliseum and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (301 reviews)

"Very clean and new hotel. Great with kids. I had 2 rooms for our stay and they were spacious and comfortable. I had requested our rooms be adjoining or next to each other. However, at checkin they weren't but, staff immediately corrected the issue. Due to COVID-19 breakfast wasn't greatest but they ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Morgantown / University Town Centre
Alpine Lake Resort
Alpine Lake Resort
3 out of 5
700 West Alpine Drive, Terra Alta, WV
The price is $77 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located on a lake, this family-friendly lodge is within 12 mi (20 km) of Cranesville Swamp Natural Area, Swallow Falls State Park, and Garrett Regional Medical ...

3.8/5Good! (183 reviews)

"IT WAS A great view of the lake.And the restaurant was great as well.We also had fun playing miniature golf."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2020

Alpine Lake Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Morgantown

Mountain Mama Escape
Mountain Mama Escape
Morgantown, WV

Located in Woodburn, this apartment building is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from West Virginia University and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Ruby Memorial Hospital. Mylan Puskar Stadium ...

Mountain Mama Escape
Country Setting- Less Then 2 Miles to Downtown Morgantown
Country Setting- Less Then 2 Miles to Downtown Morgantown
Morgantown, WV

Situated in Morgantown, this romantic vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of West Virginia University, Ruby Memorial Hospital, and Monongalia County Ballpark. ...

5/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)
Family weekend

"Great place, clean and comfortable. Back deck has a beautiful view. Would definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Country Setting- Less Then 2 Miles to Downtown Morgantown
Lovely, Remodeled Inside an Out+spacious Morgantown Home Near Downtown
Lovely, Remodeled Inside an Out+spacious Morgantown Home Near Downtown
Morgantown, WV

Situated in Morgantown, this vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of West Virginia University, WVU Medicine, and West Virginia Botanic Garden. Ruby Memorial ...

Lovely, Remodeled Inside an Out+spacious Morgantown Home Near Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Morgantown

Coopers Rock State Forest
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Coopers Rock State Forest

5/5(86 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Coopers Rock State Forest, a lovely green space in Morgantown. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

West Virginia Botanic Garden
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West Virginia Botanic Garden

Enjoy an outing to West Virginia Botanic Garden during your stay in Cheat Lake. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the lively bars while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Morgantown

Morgantown Scavenger Hunt: Mountainous Morgantown
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Morgantown Scavenger Hunt: Mountainous Morgantown

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Morgantown

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 5, 2020

Morgantown has some very nice hiking and biking trails with convient access.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 14, 2020

Best Western is awesome to stay in.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 18, 2020

Nice

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

We just stopped here overnight

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

If you wanna party go to Morgantown

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 16, 2020

Love Morgantown! Have been coming here for 7 years now

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