Camden Park offers the classic nostalgic amusement park experience in West Virginia. Fill your summer with fun, but don’t miss out on other top sights such as the Heritage Farm Museum & Village or Ritter Park Rose Garden when you book into these hotels via Culture Trip.
Follow the Ohio River west from Econo Lodge and you’ll be splashing down the Log Flume in no time. Don’t worry, this budget-friendly hotel won’t wash away your savings – with cheerful green and red rooms channeling the holidays that will doubly please a car full of kids or a pair of amusement-park lovers passing through for the night. Fast food options are next door if you really want to score fun-parent points.
If you’re a member of the Thundering Herd, then you’ll be in good company at this downtown Huntington hotel that’s so proud of Marshall Athletics, you wouldn’t be surprised if you catch Marco the Bison himself at the Mountain Cafe. Stream the game in your cream and grey-hued executive suite with a whirlpool tub when the team is away, or walk the mile down to Joan C Edwards Stadium to cheer the team on.
Up the fun when you visit Camden Park by staying so close to the amusement park the kids can practically smell the cotton candy. Mom and dad will appreciate that the hotel restaurant has more options than funnel cake and fried Twinkies plus an appealing terrace for al fresco treats. Rest up in soothing rooms with pops of turquoise then, after muffins and coffee, run around in the nearby Central Park and browse the hands-on wonders at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center.
This unfussy hotel has comfortable rooms with paintings and natural colors, plus an outdoor pool which contributes to a great summer vacation for the whole family. The kids will love hootin’ and hollering at Camden Park across the state line. After reclaiming the magic of your own childhood, make sure you stop at Hillbilly Flea Market beside the hotel to root around for more treasures from yesterday.
This down-to-earth hotel, with cozily patterned details in rooms, will be a sanctuary of sorts for the parents who will undoubtedly be dragged onto Camden Park’s craziest rides. Before you get way too close to the Rattler, the Big Dipper and the Haunted House, give yourself a few minutes of relaxation by the indoor pool. We should also point out that the hotel has a bar on site and a winery close by should you need a little liquid courage.
Days Inn by Wyndham is a perfect roadside overnight that won’t take you off course. It’s one turn off of Interstate 64, which means even those in your crew who aren’t early risers won’t prevent you from getting an early start. Camden Park is only 15 minutes away, so go ahead and actually enjoy that perky cup of coffee. No-nonsense rooms offer comfort while the sparkling blue seasonal pool is the best way to wake up in the morning.
If strolling through historic districts and museum hopping is your jam, then make this homely hotel your Huntington base, a few minutes from the rose garden in Ritter Park Historic District and the Huntington Railroad Historical Museum. The state welcome center is right across the highway, where you can discover places besides the hotel’s indoor pool to spend your leisure time.
If you love arts you’ll love this hotel with 1950’s vibes framed beside the Huntington Museum of Art. The woodsy views from the indoor pool only add to the beauty of the area, one that you’ll appreciate even more after taking the Huntington Art Museum’s trail walk. And the best portrait of all? The one captured when you and your friends hang out beside the fire pit and gaze at the city.
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