Capitol Street
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Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
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Tim R
Hampton, VA429 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
This was our first visit to Capital Street, while in Charleston visiting family. Overall, I thought the street looked great. You could see where restaurants were opening, buildings are being revitalized and people are gathering. Our only challenge, in visiting some of the local shops, is that post-COVID hiring must still be a challenge, as many of the shops were only open for limited hours. Otherwise, I think Capital Street is on its way. We’ll definitely come back during our next visit.
Written July 13, 2021
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bcasey1
Plant City, FL1,665 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We stopped here to eat, and it was difficult to find an open restaurant. The street was relatively empty, stores closed, etc. Expected during this pandemic, but it was still pretty. Nice buildings, tree lined street. We will have to try thus again in the future
Written August 2, 2020
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Billy B
64 contributions
Jul 2021
Capitol Street is a cute area that is worth a few minutes if you have some spare time. There is not much happening on the street other than a few restaurants and a book store. It seems to be an up -and-coming area and felt pretty safe. Not necessarily worth a visit if it's out of the way, but certainly a cute area with a few places to grab a bite.
Written July 27, 2021
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Lloyd H
Ponce, Puerto Rico113 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Dead, dirty, boring, a lot of empty abandon houses by the farmers market. Most bars are closed mid day. Food is just about impossible to find mid day. Mall is mostly dead and empty.
Written May 1, 2022
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daylate
Flint, MI212 contributions
Dec 2021
We try to walk 2 miles a day while on vacation. This street is within that area for most downtown hotels. There are several restaurants / pizza places and shops. Some older buildings well cared for and area is clean and seems safe.
Written January 10, 2022
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TennisStar602
Florida486 contributions
Nov 2021 • Friends
Capitol Street was safe and well maintained. It was full of nice restaurants with metered parking, save for certain hours and for Sundays. Interstate 64 was not far away from this area. Still, much of the cafes were not open on a Sunday afternoon.
Written November 8, 2021
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TristaNichols
Saint Albans, WV19 contributions
Dec 2021
If you are passing through or just working downtown, there is something on Capitol Street for everyone. From the little bars, restaurants, book stores, bakeries, and even a few places to shop on your lunch break. There is a wide variety of options to choose from whether you are shopping for a new dress or simply grabbing some fresh roasted coffee from one of the little shops. I love the way the stores and businsses take the time to decorate for the holidays too. It's always so nice and taken care of - definitely improved on the apperance of downtown over the past few years.
Written January 5, 2022
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TWB
Cincinnati, OH2,310 contributions
Aug 2021
Fun place to stroll around for a spell. At night, there we found covered outdoor tables set up in the middle of the street. You can get food or drink from the establishments and find a place to hang that best suites you or hop around.
Written October 23, 2021
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Thomas M
Jackson, MI79 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
this use to be the main attraction in charleston but today it's nothing but low class bars and hookers, stay away from this area if you want to keep your money and health safe
Written June 14, 2016
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Biggeer
Chicago, IL68 contributions
Feb 2011 • Solo
First there is little to no parking. Second it's fine in the daytime and there is a bookstore and places to eat, etc... At night they have many bars but there is so much violence I won't go back. My three female friends got mugged and beaten to a pulp. A knifing two different nights. Someone starting shooting a gun another night. Seriously not safe at night, I thought I would get killed.
Written December 18, 2011
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