South Charleston: Small Town, Big on Charm

South Charleston West Virginia: A Friendly Place for Families

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South Charleston West Virginia: A Great Family Destination.

Welcome to South Charleston, West Virginia, a friendly place for families and travelers. A thriving city where you can walk downtown, dine by the river, enjoy an evening concert at a local coffee house, discover history,  and choose your experience – relaxing or adventurous.

South Charleston offers small town amenities and charm, with walkable neighborhoods, temperate weather, plenty of activity – even free parking and Wi-Fi downtown.

Travel down the Kanawha River on a Sternwheeler. Let your kids discover new cultures and foods. Shop for antiques – or the latest trends. Stay in our brand new convention center. And enjoy a variety of fairs and festivals, family-friendly events, and West Virginia’s famed scenic beauty.

You can take a spin on the ice at our Memorial Ice Arena, or challenge yourself on the 18-hole championship golf course. Work out or go for a swim at the South Charleston Community Center. Enjoy a picnic or a round of Frisbee golf at Little Creek Park. Or bet on a good time at our casino and greyhound racing track.

Because South Charleston is located within a few miles of the West Virginia State Capital, visitors have access to many cultural and family activities, from the science and discover center, art museum and library, to a riverfront park, capital grounds and a tour on a trolley. It can serve as a relaxing and convenient base for exploring all of West Virginia – within a day’s drive to exceptional skiing, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, shopping, zip line tours, and more.

South Charleston is easily accessible for travelers, as well. A variety of hotels, restaurants and activities are right off of Interstate 64, so whether you simply need overnight accommodations, or are looking for a travel destination, you’ll find South Charleston a great place to stay.

In South Charleston, we welcome visitors. We believe in community. We give dreams a place to grow. And we welcome you to find out more about how South Charleston, West Virginia, truly is someplace special.

Visit to find out more.

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