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Address: Charleston, WV
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Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining...

Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.

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Lovely little street

I've just been in West Virginia on a 3 and a half week solo adventure and I stopped off in Charleston on 3 occasions as I have a friend there. I a morning on this street, starting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
JoseyJoenotts
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've just been in West Virginia on a 3 and a half week solo adventure and I stopped off in Charleston on 3 occasions as I have a friend there. I a morning on this street, starting at a lovely friendly arts/bookshop cafe where I sat in the window read my book and watched the world go by and then... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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284 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The street and the shops are like stepping back into the 40s and 50s. The street exudes charm and a friendly atmosphere usually found in bygone years. I felt very much at home. I just took a couple of photos to remind me of what things used to be.

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1 Thank Aegiss1
Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and food was perfect. Was on a date with a friend and we were so well serviced from seating all the way to desert.

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Thank 508James
Any Beach
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62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked down Capitol Street on a Sunday afternoon in early September. Gorgeous day and the restaurants were starting to fill up. People sitting outside at some places as the weather was just perfect. The tree-lined street is really lovely with very nice restaurants and shops. They do need to keep up with the falling leaves and any little litter that... More 

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Thank beachlady3
Charleston, West Virginia
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter's dance in the Charleston ballet, which is on this street. We are always stopping at Taylor bookstore to get a coffee, then across the street is one of my favorite second hand stores. They have brand name galore and the owner is a beautiful soul! Pies and Pints have every type of pizza you want, and once a... More 

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Keller, Texas
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked down Capitol Street and ate delicious ice cream at Ellen's and bought books and drank coffee at Taylor's Book Store. We enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the ambiance of a charming downtown.

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1 Thank BetsyClark
Columbia, SC
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Growing up Capitol St was a drab, dirty, and boring. Now it is the place to be in Charleston. Instead of old tired stores, Capitol St is lined with an assortment of offices, and good restaurants. Capitol St is even a hot spot for Art tours, and an occasional festival. So if you find yourself in Charleston, looking for a... More 

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Thank Mountaineer_Steve
Centerville, Ohio
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101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is a small strip that is nice to take a stroll - some restaurants, a few shops, coffee house etc. Interesting characters hanging out though and quite a few homeless people. Did not feel super safe.

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Thank Laura F
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Great, safe, place to go for a stroll, browse the local bookstore, grab a local brew, or have a nice meal.

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

There are many interesting places to shop on Capitol Street and you can eat, get a coffee, buy a book, get some peanuts or go to the library, etc.

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