Nicest Place in the South: March 2017

Not that you need to be told, but John Denver knew what he was talking about. And we believe this is especially so when it comes to West Virginia; the rolling hills of this state—and its capital, Charleston, especially—are just about as close to heaven as you’ll get. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers, Charleston is the perfect balance of urban convenience and small-town charm, offering music, food, and culture if you’re after it, and the still beauty of the mountains just a short drive away. Take a cue from John Denver, listen to us, or go see for yourself: Charleston is one of the Nicest Places in the South.

10 Historic Homes Gracing Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia

From charming bungalows to stately mansions, several homes throughout Charleston hold bits and pieces of stories that makeup the city’s history

Charleston: The Rise of a State, the Rise of a Capital City

Charleston, West Virginia

It was largely due to Charleston that there was ever a state of West Virginia to begin with

The Music That Makes It to Mountain Stage

Charleston, West Virginia

They come in all shapes and sizes and flavors, but the musicians that appear on Charleston’s Mountain Stage have at least two things in common: a great time and a lot of talent

A Feast for the Senses: Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is a feast for the senses, but we like to think that the state’s capital is especially so

The Fourteenth Colony: Celebrating Vandalia

Charleston, West Virginia

Vandalia may never have actually become a colony, but that doesn’t stop these toe-tapping West Virginians from celebrating it anyway

5 Things You Might Not Know About Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia

Like any great Southern town, Charleston, West Virginia, has plenty of stories to tell. Some you’ve heard; others . . . maybe not.