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8 Things To Do In Charleston: Complete Guide To West Virginia's Capital City


Set the stage for an exciting escapade with a trip to the rolling hills of West Virginia's capital city. Popularly referred to as Charlie West, Charleston is a scenic riverfront city surrounded by miles and miles of wilderness and gorgeous landscapes. With a population of just under 50,000, it maintains a small-town feel that not many state capitals can claim to have.

Charleston might not have the imposing skyscrapers or bright lights of its bigger neighbors like Columbus or Pittsburgh. But what it lacks in cosmopolitan flair, the city makes up for it in surreal historical experiences, gripping outdoor adventures, and a cozy, laid-back vibe perfect for holidaymakers.

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