4 Things To Do Near Bridgeport, OH That You Should Add to Your Bucket List

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Maggie Young


Jan 21, 2021

There is something for everyone to love in this hallmark of Belmont County. Head to Bridgeport to bring out your inner foodie, artist, explorer, or coffee connoisseur. Or just stop by with some friends or family for a lovely time doing whatever you had in mind. The choice is yours, but make sure you’re doing it in or near Bridgeport for a truly wonderful experience. 

If you find yourself with a decent amount of time in Bridgeport, we’ve compiled a list of things to do in the area that are totally bucket list worthy. And if you’re in the middle of house hunting,consider looking at some homes for sale in Bridgeport.

Oglebay Resorts near Bridgeport OH
Image courtesy of Colombus Family Adventures. Need to cool off on a hot summer day? Be sure to check out the pool at Oglebay Resorts for a refreshing afternoon.

1. Oglebay Resort and Conference Center

Perfect getaway resort for families

465 Lodge Dr, Wheeling, WV

When you’re in the Bridgeport area, you have the opportunity to check out some of the awesome things to do in Ohio County, West Virginia after a quick car ride.  

Oglebay resort is one of those cool places,and the fun is only a 15 minute drive from Bridgeport! The resort opened up around 100 years ago and now boasts 1,700 impressive acres of year-round fun.

Kids visiting Oglebay have the opportunity to enroll in a summer camp in addition to visiting the pool from 11am-7pm seven days a week during the summer. The pool features a climbing rock wall,inflatables, and more. Season pool passes are available for returning visitors.But if you find yourself in Oglebay in the wintertime, be sure to check out their awesome indoor pool!

If swimming isn’t for you, visitors can checkout horseback riding, archery, tennis, and more.

Just when you thought there couldn’t be anymore fun things to do, Oglebay is host to the Good Zoo, a home to over 50 species.

Guests have the option to stay in one of the Oglebay cottages, Estate Houses, or the newly renovated Wilson Lodge. A stay at Oglebay can cost you from $159 a night.

“My wife and I went for a short weekend getaway. We stayed in one of the chalets and it was peaceful and quiet. The food was top notch and reasonably priced. I played golf both days of our stay on two of the three full size courses that are on the property. There is also a nice little zoo on site that my wife and I visited. We are talking about a return visit later in the year.” -TripAdvisor review

Wheeling Brewing Company nears Bridgeport OH
Image courtesy of Wheeling Brewing’s website. Did someone say beer al fresco?

2. Wheeling Brewing Company

Local brewpub with a classic menu and some great pints

2247 Market St, Wheeling, WV

Mon-Thurs: 4-11pm

Fri: 4pm-12am

Sat: 12pm-12am

Another awesome spot that’s just a hop skip and a jump away from Bridgeport. Wheeling Brewing Company is the perfect place to grab some local beer near Bridgeport. Since it’s opening in 2014, Wheeling Brewing Company has been a fan favorite for history and flavors or microbrewing.

They offer six draft beers, in addition to some seasonal, local, and out-of-state brews. But this place certainly didn’t stop with beer. Their menu also offers some fabulous wines, ranging from the classic pours to some delicious local favorites. The wine specials do change on a weekly basis, so be sure to check in on this wine action when you visit!

This food menu is also to die for, with some amazing apps and sandwiches at lunch, and some delicious entrees at night(hello, seared salmon!).

In addition to their fabulous overall menu,Wheeling Brewing Company also offers some fun stuff you can partake in while enjoying your drinks and food. Previous events include Open Mic Night, Poses ‘nPints (yoga), and live music.

“Great decor, great atmosphere and great food! The beers and ciders are top-notch!! We came here twice in two days when we were in town visiting for family event!! Make plans to come in!” -Yelp review
Children's museum of the Ohio Valley nears Bridgeport OH
Image courtesy of CMOV’s website. Let the kids get crafty with all of the toys and supplies at the museum on a rainy day!

3. Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley

Great play place for the kids on a rainy day

1000 Main St, Wheeling, WV

Thurs-Sat: 10am-5pm

Sun: 12-5pm

If yourself in Bridgeport, Ohio on a rainy day—bummed because you were expecting to go exploring outside somewhere with the kids—there’s no need to worry. The Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley is the perfect place to go for even the most energetic kids.

At the museum, kids have the opportunity to engage in all kinds of play. For $5 admission, kids can climb on the rock wall,play house and dress up, and get creative with all of the art supplies a toddler could ever need. There’s also a sizeable Lego collection, train table,and plenty of books to peruse.

If for whatever reason your kid gets tired of all the other toys to play with in there, he or she can always turn to the museum cat for some snuggles and smiles.

“this is a great place to spend a few hours with the kids on a cold day! lots to look and and lots to do workers are very friendly! the museum cat is cool he thrives for attention lol hes awesome sometimes just go there to visit with him!” -TripAdvisor review
Oliver's Pie nears Bridgeport OH
Reading Oliver’s yummy piemenu will make you craving some coconut cream!

4. Oliver’s Pies

Bridgeport favorite dessert spot

2200 Market St #5, Wheeling, WV

Mon-Thurs: 10am-5:30pm

Fri: 10am-6pm

Sat: 10am-5:30pm

If you’re in the mood for some amazing dessert near Bridgeport, Oliver’s is the perfect place. Be sure to order one of their tasty pies a day in advance (three in advance for Mini pies), unless you want to buy it by the slice.

Each pie is home made with the absolute freshest ingredients to make it taste just like something you’re mother would make for a holiday dinner. Located right on Market Street in Wheeling, Oliver’s offers all kinds of fruit pie, like apple, cherry, blackberry, and peach; and cream pies,such as butterscotch, peanut butter, lemon, and coconut cream pie.Both the Fresh Apple and Chocolate Cream pie can be made sugar-free upon request.

“If you're into pies, stop here. I tried the blackberry, and it was delicious. Many other flavors to choose from as well. I think my pie was $2.65 for a good size slice, can't beat that.And the lady running the store, was super nice as well.” -Tripadvisor review

A trip to Bridgeport would be totally incomplete without checking out these four awesome spots. If these mouth watering eateries and fun places to explore got you wanting to stay nearby, be sure to look at homes for sale in Bridgeport.

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