Destination Guide: Charleston, WV Area Points of Interest

Attractions and Sites of Interest featured on Fringe Benefits: Charleston, West Virginia


Downtown Charleston, WV is a historic, charming central base for outdoor activities and days trips.

The State of West Virginia is Wild and Wonderful with tons of outdoor recreation opportunities:

Lewisburg, WV is home to Civil War historic sites, farm-to-table dining, unique shopping, and professional theater:

Bella Gourmet Foods: Owner Tamara Pence brings gourmet foods, kitchen gadgets and fun to downtown Lewisburg:

Greenbrier Valley Theater: West Virginia’s year round professional theater company:

Ace Adventure Resort is the best base for your family or group outing. Rafting, kayaking, zip line, hiking and mountain climbing, plus cabins and group dining:

Blenko Glass is open to the public for shopping and observing craftsmen make art glass pieces with West Virginia pride. These artisans have decades of experience and create the annual West Virginia Birthday piece, tableware, and the annual Country Music Award:

J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works founders Nancy Bruns and Lewis Payne rediscovered historic family salt wells and now create gourmet table salt in the same historic tradition from the 1800s:



The Capital Market in downtown Charleston offers a fun shopping and dining expereince with produce, meat, cheese and wine vendors, crafts, food stalls, West Virginia made gifts and more:

Bluegrass Kitchen is famous for  its fresh, farm to table comfort foods with local flare:

Tudor’s Biscuit World, a local chain fast food favorite, is a must visit for visitors:

Pies and Pints is famous for their customizable pizzas and, of course, their craft beer selection!:


Lodging Options

Sheraton Four Points is comfortable, full service hotel in a scenic spot along the Kanawha River:

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