Conveniently located in the heart of West Virginia along the stunning Midland Trail, South Charleston balances a rich history with all the contemporary attractions you’d expect. Whether you’re hitting the shops or exploring the hiking trails, you can be sure of a warm welcome in this big-hearted destination.
South Charleston is located on the picturesque Kanawha River, which bisects the city and is responsible for much of its archaeological importance. The Kanawha gets its name from the Native American tribe that once settled alongside its shores. You won’t want to miss the tribe’s famous burial mound, which, at an impressive 35 feet high, is the second biggest in the state of West Virginia and is host to skeletons that date back thousands of years.
The Mound is close to a popular shopping area called the Mound Antique Mall. Make sure you pop into the Mound Antique Mall for a good look at rare collectibles. Or, if you feel like getting out of the city, the nearby Little Creek Park offers hiking trails past some beautiful scenery, including the “Devil’s Tea Table” rock formation and a natural spring.
After a day exploring all that South Charleston and its local area has to offer, you’ll need somewhere special to unwind. That’s exactly what you’ll get if you book an IHG hotel today. Choose from a wide range of IHG hotels in the area, offering superb rates for restful rooms in the heart of city or in the surrounding countryside. Reserve a room with an IHG hotel and have a relaxing trip.