Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ideas for Your Dream Vacation

As many of us know, planning a vacation is no easy task. It's a multiple step process that can take days, weeks, months.. Whether you're planning a surprise birthday trip for a loved one, a family reunion, a company outing, or a easy-going day trip, you're more than likely googling for creative, fun ideas!

Here's some reasons to consider Harpers Ferry, WV for your next vacation:

  • Location   
Harpers Ferry is located only a hour away from the D.C. & Baltimore Metro region as well as northern Virginia. This makes it easy for those living nearby to plan a day trip close to home. Not from the area? If you ask us, that's even more reason to visit. Harpers Ferry is a historic area that offers a glance at the past with amazingly modern activities to participate in during your stay. Not wanting to drive? Why not take the train? 
Downtown Harpers Ferry
  •  Things To Do 
 Whether you're looking to learn more about history or get closer to nature, Harpers Ferry has you covered. 
  Take a walk down the historic district of Harpers Ferry. The buildings and brick streets will take you back in time. Plaques along the way will give you more information about the sights you will see.
 There are delicious restaurants and unique shops that offer more for your vacation. If you find the time after lunch or dinner, make sure to stop by the historic candy shop. 
View from Maryland Heights
  If you're looking for more views that you just can't get from the streets, make your way across the foot bridge and onto the Maryland Heights Hiking Trail. Once you reach the top, you will have a gorgeous view of Harpers Ferry.
  The C & O Canal also offers gorgeous views alongside the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers with a little less of a work out.  

Expecting more adventure for your visit?  As you make your way down near the river in downtown Harpers Ferry, you may come up with a few ideas. 
  Here at River Riders, our rafting trip takes your through the confluence where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers meet! This route takes you past Harpers Ferry and through class I - III white water rapids. 

If you didn't pack a swimsuit, no worries! We can also take you up in the trees on our Aerial Adventure Park courses or show you new heights on our Harpers Ferry Zip Line Canopy Tour. Don't forget about our other activities such as tubing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, and stand up paddle boarding!
Charlestown, WV is located less than ten minutes away and offers even more to do at the Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races. 

From sight-seeing to adrenaline seeking, Harpers Ferry is where you can find your next vacation.

  •  Places to Stay
Outdoor enthusiasts and those who prefer air conditioned rooms can rave about the options at Harpers Ferry. The Harpers Ferry Campground located alongside the Potomac river offers river front tent sites, RV sites, and cabins! The Harpers Ferry KOA is located close by as well and offers a foot trail to River Riders so you can easily plan your adventures. The Quality Inn Hotel just recently became a part of River Riders and offers a restful night's sleep at a stone's throw of the River Riders office. 

Historic Harpers Ferry also offers bed & breakfast themed stays and hotels. 

So how are you going to plan all of this out?! This is just too much excitement to possibly have in a single weekend! NOT TRUE! 

Give us a call at 304-535-2663 and speak with one our Sales & Service Representatives. We are knowledgeable about the area. We go out of our way to help you plan your vacation with helpful advice about trip times and favorable places to grab a bite to eat! 

You can also visit our website,

Here's some additional links to learn more about Historic Harpers Ferry, the KOA, the Harpers Ferry Campground, The Quality Inn Hotel, and the Hollywood Casino. 

We hope to see you soon! 

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