Eat.See.Do: Charleston!

Welcome to Anders Group’s weekly location spotlight where we’ll share what to eat, see, and do in some of the most popular Travel Assignment locations! Up this week…Charleston!

WHERE: Charleston, WV

ABOUT: Charleston is the state capital and also West Virginia’s most populous city. Sitting at the connection of two rivers and surrounded by gorgeous foliage, this city is known for its spectacular scenery. Be it day or night, there is always something to do here. This list is just a small portion of fun things to do in the city!

EAT:

  • Pies and Pints – a tasty combination of two American favorites, pizza and beer – these flavors are creative and tasty
  • Dem 2 Brothers and a Grill – this BBQ establishment grew from roadside dining to a food truck to now two flourishing restaurants and has been dubbed “The Best Smelling Corner in Charleston”
  • First Watch – they put good mornings on a plate just for you

SEE:

  • Criel Mound – this is an ancient Adena Indian burial ground dating back to 250-150 B.C.
  • Charleston East End – the oldest and most unique area in Charleston, known for its urban style
  • Kanawha State Forest – enjoy a day at one of the most diverse state parks in the country – their assortment of wildflowers, trees and bird population is like no other

DO:

  • Clay Center Discovery Museum – 12,000 sqft of fun for you and the kids, learn about your body the science of sound and the cosmos at the Planetarium
  • West Virginia Symphony – take in abstract shows that differ from your average symphony, like Cirque De La Symphonie – where they add a visual component with acrobats and other circus members
  • The West Virginia States Museum – this institution is a collection of state of the art exhibitions and pieces dedicated to the history and beauty of West Virginia

FUN FACTS:

  • Charleston has the first brick streets in the U.S.
  • Before becoming known for coal and chemical production, the city got its start in salt production – making more 1,250 pounds of salt daily in the 1800s
  • West Virginia’s capitol has been moved 4 times (finally placed in Charleston) and has burned down twice.

Have you been to Charleston? What did you eat, see, and do? Leave your recommendations below!

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