City Center, 4.56 mi
95 R.H.L. Boulevard
South Charleston, WV 25309
City Center, 9.68 mi
410 New Goff Mountain Road
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
Charleston is the state capital of West Virginia, located where the Kanawha and Elk rivers meet. The metropolitan area includes nearly a quarter-million residents, although within the city limits, the population is just over 50,000. The University of Charleston is in the city, along with several other higher education institutions. Charleston contains about 15 established neighborhoods, and the largest, most well-known areas include the East End, Edgewood and Kanawha City. Due to its high elevation and position on a climactic transitional zone, the city has warmer temperatures during the winter but very unpredictable weather during the spring.
During a visit to Charleston, make sure to check out the state capital. The dome is 5 feet higher than the U.S. Capitol and is covered with 23.5-karat gold leaf. Another popular attraction is the West Virginia State Museum, where you can learn more about the city's history through fascinating exhibits. Experience the local culture at a musical performance at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, which is home to the state symphony orchestra.
Enjoy a relaxing stay in Charleston at one of the city's IHG hotel properties. Options include single rooms near the bustling center, as well as quieter hotels on the outskirts. Some hotels offer free breakfast each morning, while others offer amenities such as free Wi-Fi and swimming pools.
Yeager Airport is in Charleston, accessible via State Route 114. It serves more than double the number of passengers as all other airports in the state combined. The Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority offers bus service. Visitors can also rely on taxis provided by C&H Taxi.