Road Trip: Sweetest small towns & main streets

From strolling down the streets of the state’s vibrant capital city to discovering the charming storefronts of a small mountain town, each place you visit in the Mountain State will leave you with an amazing experience you will never forget. Explore these incredible places and you will be longing to come back again and again!

Lewisburg

Explore Lewisburg and discover its scenic beauty and southern hospitality. No matter what time of the year you visit you will be surrounded by beauty with an array of fun things to experience. Downtown Lewisburg is picturesque, artsy and historic. Stroll down its beautiful streets for some shopping, sightseeing and fine dining.

Get a pair of fun and unique shoes at Yarid’s, which has been open since 1918. A stop at the Stardust Café is always a good idea, where you can indulge on fine wine, pastries, espresso and more. Or take the self-guided Historic Walking Tour to learn more about Downtown Lewisburg’s historic building and period architecture. Printed maps are available at the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center, which makes exploring easy.

Thomas

Venture your way through the small mountain town of Thomas. Scenic beauty and charming store fronts fill the town and make for a one-of-a-kind atmosphere you can’t find anywhere else. Pick up something yummy from TipTop Coffee Bar where they serve delicious coffee, pastries and more. Or visit one of its eclectic stores like Riverfront Antiques, the White Room Art Gallery and Lamplight. You can also simply just take a walk down the streets and take in the incredible beauty that surrounds you. This town is so charming and relaxing you will never want to leave.

Charleston

Visit the state’s capital city and experience its vibrant atmosphere for yourself! Downtown museums, shops, art galleries, restaurants and live music are at every corner in Charleston, which makes it perfect for every person to experience. Explore the magnificent State Capitol and its manicured grounds. The entire dome is gilded in 23 ½ karat gold leaf and is something everyone should see! Head to the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, which houses the sciences, visual arts and performing arts all in a single museum. For dining and shopping, visit Charleston’s historic East End District with its funky and eclectic atmosphere or Capitol Street where everything you could possibly need is within walking distance. End the day at Haddad Riverfront Park for amazing views of the Kanawha River and downtown Charleston.

Morgantown

Home to West Virginia University, Morgantown is an incredible city with an eclectic and fun main street. Tour the campus of West Virginia University where a picture in front of Woodburn Hall one of the oldest buildings on campus is a must. Then visit High Street, Morgantown’s main street where you can shop, eat and sightsee all in one place. Try one of High Streets incredible restaurants like Chaang Thai, Chico’s Fat, D.P Dough, Great Wall, Iron Horse Tavern and Losta Stone Fired Pizza. Then do some shopping at Fig Leaf, Silver Pennies Jewelry Co., Tanner’s Alley Leather Studio and more. End your visit on a sweet note at Daisy Moon Café where you can choose from an assortment of goodies like cupcakes, cinnamon rolls and cookies.

Which place are you most exited to visit?

This post was last updated on March 17, 2022