A Quick Trip in the Metro Valley: Experience History, Culture and So Much More

Cityscapes, unique stops, shops, small town charm and so much more await in Almost Heaven’s Metro Valley region. Home to the cities of Charleston and Huntington and the small towns of Hurricane, Winfield, Milton, Malden and many more, the Metro Valley allows you to enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life or sit back relax and enjoy small town hospitality.

Day One

The city of Huntington has great shopping, dining and outdoor recreation opportunities. In Huntington, Pullman Square, Heritage Station and The Market are all great places to dine, explore, shop and get a taste of the city. Another favorite in the city is the Huntington Museum of Art, which features permanent displays of glass, portraits, artifacts and includes a tropical plant conservatory and nature trails. Or simply stroll through gorgeous Ritter Park, which is known for its beautiful Rose Garden.

Before heading to your next destination, check into the charming Chessie Room Bed and Breakfast. The Chessie Room Bed and Breakfast is located in Heritage Station in the heart of downtown making it the perfect accommodation to walk to restaurants, shops and theaters.

After checking in, head to the town of Milton where you’ll find the incredible Blenko Glass Company. At Blenko Glass Company, you can take a Glass Factory Tour and watch artisans create masterpieces right in front of you, explore the Historic Glass Museum and shop for one-of-a-kind pieces. Afterward, head back to the Chessie Room Bed and Breakfast for a good night’s sleep or continue exploring and experiencing the city.

Day Two

In West Virginia’s Capital City, Charleston, history, culture and outdoor adventure awaits at every corner. Explore the city’s vibrant downtown area and you’ll discover the Capitol Market, incredible restaurants like The Block and Bluegrass Kitchen and specialty shops like Base Camp Printing Co. and Kin Ship Goods.

The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences is always a highlight of any trip to the city. At The Clay Center, experience music, theater, art and science all at once. The Juliet Art Museum, Avampato Discovery Museum and the Caperton Planetarium and Theater all feature incredible exhibits and hands-on learning activities.

After exploring downtown, check into the lovely Brass Pineapple Bed and Breakfast Inn located in the city’s historic East End District. The Brass Pineapple Bed and Breakfast Inn features an eclectic blend of Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. Once checked in, drive to the town of Malden where you’ll find J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works.

At J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works visit the family farm and learn how a seventh-generation salt-making family harvests salt from an ancient ocean beneath the Appalachian Mountains. Tours are offered April through November and a tasting is included with each tour. After your incredible tour head, back to the Brass Pineapple Bed and Breakfast Inn where you can explore more of the city or simply relax.

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This post was last updated on March 1, 2022