Guide to Harpers Ferry West Virginia

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Looking for an awesome runcation through an awesomely historical town with so much to offer? Check out the Harpers Ferry Half Marathon in West Virginia! My wife and I have been traveling to Harpers Ferry on and off throughout the years and we’ve picked some of the cool places you should visit.

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First and foremost, Harpers Ferry and Antietam are great combined trips if you are looking to soak in all the history you possibly can over a long weekend. However, both of these towns offer so much, it’s hard to only spend a long weekend and expect to cover it all! When traveling to Harpers Ferry we typically stay in Charles Town, WV just minutes outside of the Harpers Ferry National Park.

Lodging can be found via a quick google search, so we’ll spare you the details of where to stay, but we recommend the Home2 Suites by Hilton in Charles Town, or the Hampton Inn in Charles Town, WV – both offer great rates, wonderful rooms, and FREE breakfast!

I’m here for the food…

Okay, not let’s talk eats! Pre-race, post-race, or just vacationing, here are some of our top hits that have really hit the spot.

Charles Town Food

Alfredo’s Mediterranean Grille and Steakhouse – I was blown away by Alfredo’s food quality and service is beyond compare. Typically we shy away from restaurants located in motels, but Alfredo’s is the exception. If you are looking for vegetarian-friendly meals, excellent service, and overall pleasant experience, make sure Alfredo’s is on your list!

La Mezzuluna Cafe – There is more than meets the eye when it comes to this little Italian restaurant. Pre-race or post-race, La Mezz has you covered. We stopped here for a lovely dining experience, the food just kept coming out of the kitchen and I’m pretty sure I needed a stretcher to bring me back to the hotel. The pasta was on-point and the pizza did not disappoint.

Ginza – This restaurant had mixed reviews, but don’t let that sway you, we took a chance and had a wonderful evening dining on sushi and enjoying the atmosphere. Ginza offers Hibachi Grill and Casual Dining experiences, I may have eaten more than my share of sushi here, but to say I regret it would be a lie.

Harpers Ferry Food

Coach House Bar and Grill – Walking around can really cause you to develop a real thirst and hunger, and there is no better place than Coach House to satisfy your tastebuds. Have a pint, or two, indulge in a signature burger!

Cannonball Deli – If the weather is nice, you’ll want to grab a bite to eat at the Cannonball Deli and enjoy the beautiful patio seating. Soak in Harpers Ferry with a nicely packed sub, or filling salad. Either way, you choose, you can’t go wrong!

Treats and Sweets

When you’re headed to Harpers Ferry make sure two places are on your radar; True Treat Historic Candy and Creamy Creations! Indulge in sweets from around the world and time when you visit True Treats and make sure you buy enough goodies to make it on the car ride home! After you’ve stocked up on sweets, don’t forget Creamy Creations for a huge ice cream cone of delicious awesomeness!

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Happy Traveling!

Don’t forget to hit up all the historical sites I’ve included in the Harpers Ferry Map! Have you been to Harpers Ferry before and have a spot you’d recommend? Leave it in the comments below!

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