Charleston, WV, the state's capital, is nestled midst the mountainous topography of the Allegheny Plateau. The Kanawha River meanders through the heart of the city, and Haddad Riverfront Park is located along its banks. The Charleston Town Center offers 130 retail establishments and more than a dozen restaurants.
Flights to Charleston land at Yeager Airport, situated only 4 miles from the downtown area. Arrange for a Charleston airport car rental, and you'll be on your way to a memorable adventure. A guided tour will help you to get more out of a trip to the West Virginia State Capitol, one of the more impressive capitol buildings in the country. Grab a photo of the brilliant gold dome set against a deep blue sky outside, and enjoy the white marble against a beautiful backdrop to the crystal chandeliers inside. Deepen your appreciation of Charleston's history during a tour of the Governor's Mansion, adjacent to the state capitol. At the nearby Cultural Center, enjoy antique furniture, quilts, and pottery on display. The Capitol Street district includes artist's shops, restaurants, and great nightlife in a quaint neighborhood setting. Relax over hot wings and a craft beer, or indulge in a triple-scoop cone or a multi-topping pizza.
Once you rent a car in Charleston, travel 7 miles south of town and take a scenic mountain road up to Kanawha State Forest where great hiking and biking trails await. After an invigorating workout, slip a bobber on your line, a worm on your hook, and enjoy the tranquility of the fishing pond.
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