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TravelWise
Berkeley Springs
October 2000

In the October issue of TRAVELER, we feature 22 superb weekend getaways. One of our selections is Berkeley Springs, a small community in West Virginia that is known for its delightful spas. We think you’ll be inspired to visit after reading writer Sheila Buckmaster’s tale. So here, we offer the very best links on traveling to Berkeley Springs.

BASICS

Getting There
pilot.wash.lib.md.us/washco/airport.html
Hagerstown Regional Airport, the closest airport to Berkeley Springs

www.mapblast.com
Includes a street map of Berkeley Springs by MapBlast and a link for driving directions

Making Telephone Calls
www.555-1212.com/area_codes.cfm
Enter 25411 for Berkeley Springs’s area code

Checking Weather Forecasts
www.cnn.com/WEATHER/html/BerkeleySpringsWV.html
Seven-day forecast, current weather conditions, satellite maps, and severe-weather alerts

ESSENTIALS

Where to Eat
www.berkeleysprings.com/dining.htm
Links to local restaurants, from casual to fine-dining, with descriptions of the cuisine and atmosphere

www.dinnercoupon.com/mser.pl
A listing of restaurants with telephone numbers, addresses, and maps—keyword Berkeley Springs

Where to Stay
www.berkeleysprings.com/lodging.htm
Links to bed-and-breakfasts, inns, motels, resorts, and cabins, with accommodations overviews and contact information

www.virtualcities.com/ons/wv/wvonydex.htm
Links to country inns, small hotels, and vacation rentals

THINGS TO DO

Spas
www.berkeleysprings.com/spas.htm
Listings, descriptions, and contact information for full-service spas and wellness getaways

wvweb.com/www/berkeley_springs.htm
Information on therapeutic treatments and spa history

search.about.com/fullsearch.htm?terms=
Berkeley+Springs+spas&PM=59_0100_S&Action.x=
12&Action.y=13

Links to spas located throughout West Virginia, including spas in Berkeley Springs

Recreation
www.berkeleysprings.com/outdoor.htm
Information, links, and contacts for such outdoor activities as tubing, fishing, golfing, and mountain biking

Attractions
www.berkeleysprings.com/attractions.htm
Information on notable places to visit, compiled by the Berkeley Springs tourist board

Festivals
www.westvirginiaromanticgetaways.com
Information on upcoming festivals—plus, a guide with contact details for museums, golfing, swimming, hiking, and more

MEDIA

Newspapers
www.morganmessenger.com
Berkeley Springs’ local weekly newspaper, which offers articles on local schools, sports, and more

FOR MORE INFORMATION

West Virginia Tourism
www.callwva.com
A West Virginia trip planner and calendar of events—plus, information on recreation, news, state parks, and attractions

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