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Weekend Day Trip to Morgantown WV

This past weekend Aaron and I went to Morgantown with my parents to see Aaron’s parents. We were meeting them for dinner, but we got there mid-afternoon to explore the town and enjoy the day.

We drove around and did some sight-seeing. Aaron and I always enjoy seeing the new updates. It’s crazy how much has changed in just the two years since we moved–and even the few months since our last visit! I barely even recognized University Ave, a street I called home for three years. I love and miss Morgantown dearly, but I can’t imagine living there again right now where I’m at in life. All the sight seeing definitely had us both excited to move to a new city with more to offer though! I’m exited to see where we land after the internship is over. Hopefully in the Carolina’s. ๐Ÿ˜‰

After driving around, we ended up on High Street to eat at one of my favorite local burger joints Tailpipes. My entire time in Morgantown (all 5.5 years) I always got the same order. I decided to switch it up this time. I got the classic deluxe. It comes with a standard local Angus burger, lettuce, tomato, red onion, American cheese, and pickles. Oh, and of course some fry sauce on the side! I’m already missing their fry sauce so badly!!

Next we walked up High Street to go to the Cupcakerie. It’s super cute and super pink inside. They have the best cupcakes I’ve ever had in my entire life. They’ve ruined all other cupcakes for me. My mom had called ahead and secured our order of cupcakes. My favorite cupcakes are the Red Carpet Red Velvet (“Classic southern red velvet cake, topped with our signature cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with luscious dark chocolate shavings”)ย and the P’Nutty for Chocolate (“chocolate mousse cake filled with a chocolaty peanut butter surprise, topped with creamy peanut butter frosting and sprinkled with luscious dark chocolate shavings”).

After we had our cupcakes ready for the trip home we headed to the Town Center to do some shopping. I found some really cute clothes for my internship at TJ Maxx (and a few other things) and most of them were on clearance! I was so happy to find a few pairs of dress pants for $10!

We loaded up the car with our purchases because it was already time to meet Aaron’s parents. We ate a Black Bear aka one of my FAVORITE restaurants in Morgantown. Actually, no. Black Bear is one of my favorite restaurants ever, period. I ordered the Irie Member burrito. It comes with chicken, cheese, rice, black beans, pineapple, jicama, and a Jamaican jerk sauce. I ordered the hot salsa and sour cream on the side so I could control the topping. It also comes with the standard side of slaw and tortilla chips.

We stayed awhile and visited. Afterwards, we had one last stop for Aaron. We headed to his favorite local brewery, Chestnut Brew Works, so he could fill his growler.

Our drive home was a typical night time I-79 drive–dark and full of fog. We took a slow drive home and got home really late. But it was totally worth it! We had a great time in Morgantown and I’m excited for our next visit already.

What are your favorite things to do in Morgantown? Let me know in the comments below. There are so many new things! I’m always looking for recommendations on something new to try. ๐Ÿ™‚

xx Sara


  • Jenny Morris

    There used to be a place called the Kenyan Cafe in Morgantown. I think it has another name now, but mostly the same type of food. Great curries & rice bowls. I’m bad at directions, but it is in a little plaza on the left side of the road behind the Mexican restaurant that is just past the Applebee’s nearest the Hampton Inn across from the med center! Good luck finding it!!

    • fancyeatsincheapseats

      Yes! I know exactly where you’re talking about actually and the restaurant! Unfortunately I never got to eat at it. I think they moved and then I think after they moved they closed down, but I could be wrong. I always wanted to try it so I hope they didn’t close!

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