Charleston Area Dining
Charleston, WV is home to many Restaurants and dining spots, for those that are nearby to us, please go to our Charleston WV Area Dining List.
Charleston Area Sports Venues
Charleston, WV is the home to many sports activities. From College football, to highschool tournaments to AAU championships, and of course soccer tournaments, Charleston and the surrounding metro area is the place. For all of your sports venue information, come visit our Sports Venues page.
Charleston Civic Center
Hosting concerts, musical shows, sporting events and conferences, the Charleston Civic Center is located in Downtown Charleston. The stage for many graduations and concerts, it is the largest indoor area in the region. Home to numerous Trade and Arts Shows, the Civic Center underwent a renovation and expansion in 2009. It contains 12 meeting rooms, a 52,000 sq ft exhibit/banquet facility and a complete line of services to meet your needs. For more info visit http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com
Haddad Riverfront Park
With a new ampitheatre cover stylized as a riverboat's stern wheel, Haddad Riverfront Park is home to many concerts and festivals. Including beautiful views of the city and Kanawha River, this park is a paradise alongside the city. With boat docking areas and a walking trail that continues up and down the river from the park, it's an ideal place to sit and have lunch on a sunny day, or to enjoy a concert in it's 2500 seat ampitheatre.
Kanawha State Forest
Just a few minutes south of Charleston's downtown, lies a 9300 acre forest noted for it's diverse wild flower and bird populations. It also offers some of the most popular hiking and mountain biking trails in the state. With a pool, playground and numerous picnic areas, as well as a fully equipped campground (campsites open Memorial Day thru Labor Day), it is the best way to get that remote feel while never really being that far from the comforts of the city. For more info visit http://kanwahastateforest.com
First opening it's doors in May of 1996, Tamarack is the connection for artisans to showcase their products to the traveling public as they move through the state. Created to boost the state's economy by selling WV made items, Tamarack has 59000 sq of working art studios for resident artisans, a fine art gallery and a 178 seat theater. Visitors can also enjoy A Taste of West Virginia in the food court. Located an hour south of Charleston in Beckley, WV. For more info visit http://www.tamarackwv.com
Scary Creek Paintball
Want to get outdoors and have some fun? Then try out Scary Creek Paintball, just 16 miles west of Charleston in Scott Depot, WV. They have 3 fields and provide referees to ensure rules are followed. Rentals of equipment are available, or you can bring your own. Picnic areas and a snack bar are available. For more info visit http://www.scarycreek.com
Covering over 500 miles of off-road trails over 5 counties, the 6 trails of the Hatfield-McCoy Trail system are the best ATV, UTV, or Dirtbike trails east of the Mississippi. Open 365 days a year, the trails are a great way to experience the wonder and beauty of West Virginia. The nearest trail to Charleston - Little Coal River Trail is just 20 miles south of Downtown Charleston. For more info visit http://wwww.trailsheaven.com
New River Gorge National River
Whitewater Rafting, Rock Climbing, hiking trails, the New River Gorge National River is one of the best known and visited places in West Virginia. With breathtaking views, the New River Gorge is more than just the area around the Bridge itself. Stretching from the Hawks Nest Dam, all the way down to Hinton, WV, the National River spans numerous towns and communities which vary in feel as much as the scenes along the river do. Over a million people come each year to spend time in the Gorge. At just an hour away from Charleston, so should you! For more info visit http://www.nps.gov/neri/index.htm