Make the most of your time in Charleston for The Basketball Tournament (July 17-21) by exploring the city in your downtime. The Charleston CVB has compiled 10 ideas to get you started!
Live on the Levee — The free outdoor concert series starts July 9 and continues each Friday evening through Oct. 1 at Haddad Riverfront Park. Check out the artists in this year’s line-up here.
Kanawha State Forest — Located seven miles from Charleston, Kanawha State Forest offers more than 25 miles of hiking and biking trails as well as various wildflower, tree and bird populations.
Coco’s Kitchen & Café — Stop by this colorful, casual breakfast and lunch spot in the heart of downtown CWV! You can see all the goodies they serve here.
Sound Checks — Sound Checks is a series of concerts providing music from local and national emerging artists. Abby Bryant & the Echoes with Speedsuit will perform in the Clay Center’s Susan Runyan Maier Sculpture Garden on July 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Rock City Cake Company — Located at 205 Capitol Street, this rock music-themed, full-service bakery strives to create innovative and delicious desserts. Rock City reopens July 20, so be sure to stop by before you leave town!
Sunrise Carriage Trail — The Sunrise Carriage Trail is a meandering 0.65-mile trail overlooking Charleston. It’s a perfect picture spot!
Coonskin Park — Featuring more than 10 trails and a Grotto, Coonskin Park was created over 50 years ago by a dedicated group of Kanawha County residents. The park is 10 minutes away from downtown Charleston.
Black Sheep Burrito and Brews — Located at 702 Quarrier Street, Black Sheep is a unique place to eat and unwind that is known for its exotic burritos and craft beer brewed in-house.
Buck and Bette — Before heading to Black Sheep for dinner and drinks, stop at Buck and Bette to shop for fancy and staple goods that you didn’t know you needed in your life.
Kin Ship Goods & Base Camp Printing Company — Shopping at Kin Ship Goods and Base Camp Printing Company is a must when in CWV. Kin Ship Goods sells hand-printed cozy wear and quite the collection of home goods. Base Camp Printing Company designs and prints its own letterpress prints.