Solo Traveler

H-Town Solo: A 48-Hour Getaway For Solo Travelers

Craving a solo trip that’s equal parts delicious, culturally enriching and a touch adventurous?  Look no further than Huntington, West Virginia! Our area is home to a vibrant downtown with unique shops, tasty eateries and experiences designed to keep the independent traveler entertained.

Day 1: A Journey Through Time & Taste

Morning: Start your day with a steaming cup of joe and friendly conversation at local cafes like Old Village Roaster or Grindstone Coffeeology. Both independent coffee shops offer specialty espresso and tea drinks to jumpstart your morning.

Morning: Head to Blenko Glass Company for a guided tour and witness the skilled artisans craft molten glass into exquisite pieces. Feeling creative? Sign up for a workshop and design your own unique glass treasure to take home.

Lunch: Taste test the legendary hot dogs that Huntington is known for! Grab a classic all-beef frankfurter or a more adventurous creation piled high with toppings at Hillbilly Hot Dogs. Feeling like a champion? Embark on the Huntington Area Hot Dog Trail. Try five participating hot dog stands, get your digital voucher validated and score a cool prize! If you are feeling extra ambitious, conquer all nine stands and be crowned the ultimate wiener with a free hot dog t-shirt!

Afternoon: Pay tribute to the Thundering Herd on the We Are Marshall Tour. See where the movie was filmed, visit important locations and honor those lost at the Marshall University Memorial Fountain.

Dinner: Explore the diverse food options at The Market. Whether you’re craving classic American fare from Fuel Counter or fall-off-the-bone goodness from Mo Betta BBQ, there’s something to satisfy every taste bud. For a taste of south of the border, head to Taqueria ‘84, while Gyro King offers an explosion of Mediterranean flavors. And don’t forget to check out Crisppi’s, the brainchild of NFL legend and Huntington native, Randy Moss, for a unique dining experience. After dinner, enjoy shopping and live music at The Market. 

Nightlife: Catch the electrifying energy of live music at The Loud, a local favorite. Afterward, unwind with a craft beer at Summit Beer Station, 1861 Public House or the Taps at Heritage. Mingle with friendly locals at The Union or discover favorites like St. Marks and Hank’s. For an upscale experience, visit LaFontaine’s Rooftop Lounge

Day 2: Shop, Adventure & Explore

Morning: Fuel up for your Huntington adventure at Nomada Bakery. The eatery offers a selection of freshly baked pastries alongside delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch options. Nomada prioritizes using local, organic and high-quality ingredients, ensuring a satisfying start to your day.

Morning: Hit the vibrant streets of downtown Huntington and enjoy some retail therapy! From trendy women’s clothing to unique home goods and more, there’s something for every shopper. 

Lunch: Take a break from shopping and refuel with classic American comfort food at the iconic Frostop Drive-In with legendary burgers, fries and milkshakes. Craving a heartier meal? Grab a juicy burger and crispy fries at Fat Patty’s. For a unique experience, head to the Marshall Hall of Fame Cafe. This spot offers classic American fare alongside memorabilia and the chance to soak in the Thundering Herd spirit.

Afternoon: Feeling adventurous? Test your limits and conquer your fears at the Aerial Challenge Course at Heritage Farm. Traverse wobbly bridges, climb challenging ropes courses and zipline through the trees for an adrenaline-pumping experience. This activity is open seasonally during the warmer months. 

Evening: Honor the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans at the Huntington Memorial Arch and the Woody Williams Gold Star Families Memorial

Dinner: Craving something beyond the ordinary? Explore the exotic flavors of India at Nawab Indian Cuisine, with aromatic curries and fragrant basmati rice. For Southern comfort food, stop by Gumbo Stop Cafe and savor the rich flavors of New Orleans-style cuisine. Enjoy a unique dining experience at The Peddler, a gastropub known for its innovative dishes, creative cocktails and on-site brewed beers. Or enjoy mouthwatering burritos, tacos and a wide selection of beers at Black Sheep Burrito & Brews.

Dessert: End your day on a sweet note with a scoop from Austin’s at The Market, known for its delicious homemade ice cream. Or try an award-winning cupcake from Paula Vega Cakes

Solo-Friendly Stays

Opt for a centrally located hotel downtown to be within walking distance of restaurants, shops and nightlife. Or experience the charm and privacy of a unique local stay with a vacation rental or Airbnb.

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