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Wheeling is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, and is considered part of the Pittsburgh Tri-State area. It has an estimated population of 29,000. Wheeling is nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, and this scenic riverfront location, along with a rich history and award-winning events, makes the city an appealing vacation destination. There is something here for everyone; world-class golf courses, a zoo set on 30 acres of flowers, trees and hills, a hotel/casino/racetrack, museums, arts and outdoor recreation. Carriage House Museum has beautiful glass blowing shows and the Stifel Fine Arts Center offers exhibits and musical performances throughout the year. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge is the true gateway to the West. Built in 1849, it's part of the National Road, and now carries light traffic, as well as pedestrian traffic between downtown and Wheeling Island. Historic National Road is full of landmarks, being the first federally funded highway. A sixteen-mile section of the historic road stretches through Wheeling, uninterrupted by modern construction. Wheeling is also home to the Victoria Theater, which is the oldest theater in West Virginia. The Wheeling Heritage Port, a focal point for the city, is home to numerous festivals, concerts, celebrations, a regatta and numerous visits from the Delta, Mississippi and American Queens. Outdoor fun can be found at Wheeling's Oglebay Park, which offers two golf courses, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, fishing and picnicking. Wheeling also has a paved trail system that is one of the region's largest.

Surrounding areas: New Manchester, West Virginia (33.1 mi), Newell, West Virginia (38.8 mi), Chester, West Virginia (38.9 mi)

Wheeling Vacation Rentals

Wheeling Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Fort Henry Motor Inn2501 National RdWheeling, WV (304) 242-3131
Hampton Inn Wheeling795 National RdWheeling, WV (304) 233-0440
Mcclure Hotel1200 Market StWheeling, WV (304) 232-0300
Oglebay Wilson LodgeOglebay ParkWheeling, WV (304) 243-4000
Wheeling Super 8 Motel2400 National RdWheeling, WV (304) 243-9400
Comfort Inn WheelingI-70 & Dallas PikeTriadelphia, WV5.0 mi.(304) 547-0610
Holiday Inn Express WheelingExit 11 - I-70Triadelphia, WV5.0 mi.(304) 547-1380
Days Inn West52601 Holiday DrSaint Clairsville, OH6.3 mi.(740) 695-0100
Econolodge51695 National RdST Clairsville, OH7.1 mi.(740) 526-0127
ST Clairsville Holiday Inn Express51654 National RdST Clairsville, OH7.2 mi.(740) 699-0010
America's Best Value Inn51260 National RdSaint Clairsville, OH7.6 mi.(740) 695-5038
St Clairsville Country Inn & Suites67731 Mall RdSt Clairsville, OH7.6 mi.(740) 699-4980
Hampton Inn St Clairsville51130 National Rd ESt Clairsville, OH7.7 mi.(740) 695-3961
Red Roof Inn #10168031 Red Roof LnSaint Clairsville, OH7.8 mi.(740) 695-4057
Super 8 Motel68400 Matthews DrST Clarsville, OH10.0 mi.(740) 695-1994
Grandview ParkRd 4Moundsville, WV10.0 mi.(304) 845-9810
Moundsville Plaza Motel1400 Lafayette AveMoundsville, WV10.7 mi.(304) 845-9650
Bethany College Conf CenterBethany, WV13.1 mi.(304) 829-7622
Mid-town MotelRt 2 Box 31Wellsburg, WV15.5 mi.(304) 394-5343
Holiday Inn SteubenvilleUniversity BlvdSteubenville, OH21.6 mi.(740) 282-0901
Hampton Inn820 University BlvdSteubenville, OH22.1 mi.(740) 282-9800
Holiday Inn1401 University BlvdSteubenville, OH22.1 mi.(740) 282-0901
Super 8 Motel Steubenville1505 University BlvdSteubenville, OH22.1 mi.(740) 282-4565
Interstate Hotel1396 W Chestnut StWashington, PA24.7 mi.(724) 225-9900
Red Roof Inn1399 W Chestnut StWashington, PA24.7 mi.(724) 228-5750
Ramada Inn1170 W Chestnut StWashington, PA24.8 mi.(724) 225-9750
Amerihost Inn & Suites Weirton1 Amerihost DrWeirton, WV25.5 mi.(304) 723-0050
Comfort Suites2110 N Franklin DrWashington, PA26.2 mi.(724) 884-0299
Holiday Inn Meadow Lands340 Race Track RdWashington, PA26.2 mi.(724) 222-6200
Motel 61283 Motel 6 DrWashington, PA26.2 mi.(724) 223-8040
Springhill Suites Marriott Washington16 Trinity Point DrWashington, PA26.2 mi.(724) 223-7800
Washington Hampton Inn119 Murtland AveWashington, PA26.9 mi.(724) 228-4100
Budget Inn834 3RD StNew Martinsville, WV29.4 mi.(304) 455-2750
Comfort Inn Meadowlands237 Meadowlands BlvdWashington, PA29.5 mi.(724) 746-9700
Florence Motel1178 Steubenville PikeBurgettstown, PA29.9 mi.(724) 947-3949
Amerihost Inn New Martinsville166 N State Rt 2New Martinsville, WV29.9 mi.(304) 455-6100
Plaza Inn291 N State Rt 2New Martinsville, WV29.9 mi.(304) 455-4490
Travelers Inn519 N State Rt 2New Martinsville, WV29.9 mi.(304) 455-3355

Wheeling Weather & Climate

Northern West Virginia has a four-season climate classified as humid continental. July is the average warmest month, with an average high temperature of 85. The average coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 21. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to mid-April, with the most amounts falling during January and February. However, it is rare for a major snowstorm to hit this area. Rainfall is spread out fairly evenly over the entire year. Thunderstorms are frequent during the late spring and throughout the summer, and occasionally can be quite violent. Tornadoes are very rare in the state of West Virginia. The driest period tends to be during the autumn months of September and October. Spring is the most unpredictable season. It's not unusual in the springtime for a warm, sunny day to be followed immediately by a chilly, rainy day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 21°F 2.71 in. -
February 41°F 23°F 2.53 in. -
March 51°F 30°F 3.46 in. -
April 63°F 39°F 3.02 in. -
May 73°F 49°F 4.35 in. -
June 81°F 58°F 3.82 in. -
July 85°F 64°F 4.92 in. -
August 83°F 62°F 3.59 in. -
September 77°F 56°F 3.31 in. -
October 66°F 43°F 2.16 in. -
November 53°F 35°F 3.32 in. -
December 42°F 26°F 3.15 in. -

Wheeling Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Pittsburgh International airport (PIT) located about 39 miles northeast of Wheeling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Harrison Marion Regional airport (CKB) located approximately 59 miles south of Wheeling in Clarksburg, West Virginia, the Akron Canton Regional airport (CAK) located roughly 70 miles northwest of Wheeling in Akron, Ohio, and finally the Arnold Palmer Regional airport (LBE) located around 71 miles east of Wheeling in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Wheeling Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Tuscora ParkNew PhiladelphiaOH48.2 mi.
Kennywood ParkWest MifflinPA49.6 mi.
Fun Fore AllCranberry TownshipPA54.6 mi.
Cascade ParkNew CastlePA67.8 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA79.3 mi.
Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA46.3 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH88.9 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH92.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Fairway River LinksRaylandOH8.2 mi.
Paradise Hills Golf CourseRaylandOH8.2 mi.
ClairMar Golf CoursePowhatan PointOH14.9 mi.
Highland Spring Golf CourseWellsburgWV15.6 mi.
Dogwood Hills Golf CourseClaysvillePA16.8 mi.
Highland Hills Par 3 GolfFollansbeeWV19.0 mi.
Hillsboro Elks Lodge Golf CourseHillsboroOH19.1 mi.
Rocky Fork Golf & Tennis CenterHillsboroOH19.1 mi.
Red Oaks Golf ClubBloomingdaleOH19.6 mi.
Indian Run Golf ClubAvellaPA19.8 mi.
Castle Shannon Golf CourseHopedaleOH20.1 mi.
Belleview Park Golf CourseSteubenvilleOH21.0 mi.
Switzerland of Ohio Country ClubBeallsvilleOH22.5 mi.
Fairfield Golf ClubFairfieldOH26.4 mi.
Wildwood Country ClubFairfieldOH26.4 mi.
Village Green Golf CourseHickoryPA27.2 mi.
Spring Hills Golf ClubClintonOH27.5 mi.
Spring Hills Golf ClubEast SpringfieldOH27.5 mi.
Manor Valley Country ClubExportPA27.9 mi.
Hawthorne Valley Golf ClubMidlandPA29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD80.6 mi.
Alpine ValleyChesterlandOH105.8 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH105.9 mi.
State Parks
Ryerson Station State ParkPA19.6 mi. 
Jefferson Lake State ParkOH27.7 mi. 
Hillman State ParkPA31.7 mi. 
Tomlinson Run State ParkWV33.6 mi. 
Raccoon Creek State ParkPA33.8 mi. 
National Museum of Cambridge GlassCambridgeOH45.9 mi.(History)
Hunt Institute for Botanical DocumentationPittsburghPA46.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Vatican ArtPittsburghPA46.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPittsburghPA46.3 mi.(Science)
Carnegie Science CenterPittsburghPA46.3 mi.(Science)
Andy Warhol MuseumPittsburghPA46.3 mi.(Art)
Frick Art & Historical CenterPittsburghPA46.3 mi.(Art)
Pittsburgh Children's MuseumPittsburghPA46.3 mi.(Children's)
Rivers of Steel National Heritage AreaHomesteadPA48.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Warther Carving MuseumDoverOH50.7 mi.(History)
George Westinghouse MuseumWilmerdingPA53.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV 
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA46.3 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA46.3 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH51.7 mi.
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH81.8 mi.
Sea World of AuroraAuroraOH92.6 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH111.5 mi.

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