high season: May to October
low season: November to February
shoulder season: March to April
Weather InformationSummers are humid and hot, with temperatures averaging 85 degrees. Spring and fall are cooler, with temperatures ranging from 67 to 80 degrees. Winters see heavy snowfall and are typically cold, with temperatures dropping into the 20s. West Virginia experiences sporadic showers and occasional thunderstorms throughout the year.
Crowd InformationWest Virginia sees the most crowds between Memorial Day and Labor Day, with August being the busiest month. Festivals, holidays, and football games such as the Apple Butter Festival on Columbus Day, the Uniquely West Virginia Wine and Food Festival in April, and many of the events hosted in support of West Virginia University's first home football game also attract large crowds. Fall foliage is another attraction that draws many visitors.
Closure InformationLodging, shops, and other attractions remain open throughout the year. However, the Potomac Eagle train stops running in October. Some museums and state parks also close for the winter season.
When to SaveLower prices are offered year-round, especially for mid-week travel.
When to BookWest Virginia is an affordable destination year-round. However, book several months in advance to ensure availability during holidays, festivals, and WVU home football games.
Information provided by West Virginia Division of Tourism