Charleston, WV 25301
+1 304 348 8000 (Tourist Information)
The capital city of West Virginia, Charleston has always been in the forefront of economic growth owing to its lucrative natural gas, glass, timber, steel, salt and coal industries. With several nicknames such as "The Capital City", "Charly West" and "Chemical Valley", this city is a favorite with nature lovers who can go hiking, biking, camping and picnicking in the surrounding state forests, parks and lakes. Some events synonymous with Charleston are Symphony Sunday, the West Virginia Dance Festival, the West Virginia International Film Festival and the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta.