H-Town’s Fun-Filled Family Itinerary

Prepare for a whirlwind family adventure in Huntington, West Virginia! Our vibrant city offers a mix of outdoor thrills, artistic exploration and unique cultural experiences. With this four-day itinerary, your family will create lasting memories from breakfast to bedtime.

Day One

Breakfast: Start your day with a delicious and authentic West Virginia breakfast at Tudor’s Biscuit World. This statewide classic offers a variety of biscuits that are sure to please everyone in the family.

Morning: After breakfast, let the kids burn off some energy at St. Cloud Commons! This park offers an all-inclusive playground, a basketball court, baseball fields and a paved walking track, keeping everyone entertained for hours.

Lunch: Enjoy a casual lunch at Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders, serving traditional and specialty pizzas and hearty grinder sandwiches.

Afternoon: For your afternoon adventure, explore the living history exhibits and demonstrations at Heritage Farm (open seasonally). Additionally, the Heritage Farm Adventure Park features ziplines, an aerial rope course, a bouldering rock wall, chauffeured UTV rides and the Mountain Rim Bike Park

Dinner:  Fuel up at The Market, which offers tasty options for everyone. Choose from tacos at Taqueria ‘84, slow-cooked meals from Mo Betta BBQ or personal pizzas at The Fuel Counter.

Evening: End your day with some fun at galactic bowling at Strike Zone.

Day Two

Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious brunch at Davis’ Place Neighborhood Bar & Grill with dishes like chicken and waffles, french toast sticks and a full menu of biscuit sandwiches.

Morning: After breakfast, visit the Cabell County Public Library and Booktenders for engaging children’s activities. The library hosts storytimes, crafts and other programs for children of all ages.

Lunch: Become a Huntington Area Hot Dog Trail champion! Grab a classic hot dog and sides at Farley’s Famous Hot Dogs, known for its chili, coleslaw and homemade root beer floats. 

Afternoon: Let the kids loose at Billy Bob’s Wonderland in the exciting indoor arcade with classic games, thrilling laser tag battles and a fun outdoor Putt-Putt course, all while enjoying live music from their favorite animatronic characters!

Dinner: Make it a family night at Jim’s Steak & Spaghetti House! Let the kids dig into their spaghetti favorites, and treat yourself to a delicious steak.

Dessert: Indulge your sweet tooth at The Sweet Tooth Shop with ice cream, chocolate treats and of course, the famous Frios Gourmet Popsicles.

Evening: Sugar crash coming on? Roll away the jitters with an evening of roller skating at Roll-A-Rama

Day Three

Breakfast: Grab a quick and convenient breakfast on the go at The Human Bean, a locally-owned coffee shop offering smoothies and breakfast items alongside award-winning coffee and espresso drinks.

Morning Option 1: Huntington Museum of Art (Great for all ages)

Head to the Huntington Museum of Art for a morning of art and discovery. Explore the beautiful conservatory overflowing with unique greenery and browse souvenirs in the gift shop.

Saturday Bonus: If you’re visiting on a Saturday, don’t miss the Huntington Museum of Art’s “Saturday KidsArt” program, designed specifically for young minds. Check the museum’s website for age recommendations and registration information beforehand.

Option 2: Huntington Children’s Museum (Great for younger children)

While the Huntington Children’s Museum is currently under construction, it still hosts engaging children’s activities throughout the year. Check the museum’s website for a calendar of events before your visit.

Lunch: Enjoy a classic diner experience at Central City Cafe, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and known for its homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts.

Afternoon: Get active with a day pass at the Marshall University Rec Center, featuring a pool, rock wall, basketball courts and racquetball courts.

Dinner: Step back in time at Cam’s Ham, a Huntington diner featuring signature dishes like hand-cut onion rings and the famous sugar-flaked ham sandwich.

Evening: Unleash your creativity with a painting session at The Pottery Place.

Day Four

Breakfast: Start your day strong with farm-to-table options like fluffy French toast or fresh-made omelettes at Butter It Up. If you’re a little late to the breakfast game, head to Oscar’s Breakfast, Burgers and Brews for all-day breakfast. Oscar’s serves up classic comfort food with a kid-approved menu. 

Morning: Choose your park adventure! Explore the expansive Ritter Park and take part in the park’s free activities offered throughout the year. This park is a great place for a picnic, a game of frisbee or a leisurely bike ride. For a large playground, splash pad (open seasonally), hiking and biking trails and a lake, visit Barboursville Park

Lunch: Take a break for lunch with a meal everyone will enjoy at a familiar chain.

Afternoon: Choose your afternoon activity based on the season. Beat the summer heat and cool off with a refreshing dip at Dreamland Pool, a favorite spot for local families (open during the summer). If you’re visiting from May through October, head to Camden Park, a historic amusement park offering a variety of rides, shows and attractions for all ages.

Dinner: End your time in Huntington with a nostalgic experience at Midway Drive-In. Enjoy classic American fare like juicy hamburgers, crispy corn dogs and the drive-in’s signature fried fish sandwiches. Complete the experience with a creamy milkshake!

Family-Friendly Lodging 

Consider a hotel stay near Huntington’s attractions for an easy and comfortable family vacation. Our local hotels offer amenities that families appreciate, with free breakfast to fuel adventures and a pool for post-exploration relaxation. Alternatively, embrace tranquility with a secluded cabin rental in a nearby state park. This option provides ample space for families to spread out and enjoy the peacefulness of nature.

Check out our calendar to see if there’s an exciting event happening during your visit.