Soak It All In: A Guide to Berkeley Springs, WV


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Berkeley Springs, WV is a beautiful and historic town set in the mountains of West Virginia. Known for its healing thermal waters and one-of-a-kind spas, it’s the perfect place to getaway and relax. In addition to its renowned leisure activities, Berkeley Springs has a vibrant nationally recognized art scene, a variety of dining options, two local craft breweries, and distinctive shops that offer something for everyone.

Berkeley Springs is a year around community but as spring and summer approach you can’t beat the sights and sounds. Spring brings the hillsides full of daffodils, roadsides lined with redbuds blooming, creeks and ponds ring with peepers singing, and the smells of freshly cut hay.

The Berkeley Springs State Park hosts the Bringing in the May Festival, Master Gardeners Plant Fair, Pride in the Park and the popular Hey, Girlfriend Weekend.  

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With open-daily spas and blocks of distinctive shopping, Berkeley Springs is always attractive to discerning women, both residents and visitors. “Gangs of women roaming the streets downtown is an almost every weekend sight in town,” says Laura Smith.  “The hot trend of women traveling together is old news here.  That’s why every June we’ve gone all out to celebrate the sisters, cousins, college roommates and carpooling moms who need time away with just the girls.”

Summer and the starry night skies are a backdrop for the crickets chirping, meteor showers, and the crackle of campfires.  The sounds of summer include concerts every Saturday night in the park, the swoosh of golf clubs, the spin of wheels on mountain bikes, splashing of kids catching crawdads in the springs and the oohs and ahs of firework spectators. Each season has its own delights, and you can always eat well, bathe in comfort, sleep, shop and play outdoors.

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Nestled in the West Virginia mountains, Berkeley Springs has attracted visitors from around the world to its natural warm springs and unique, artistic culture. Since 1776, we’ve provided respite and relaxation, located only 90 minutes west of the Washington/Baltimore metro area.


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