Nightlife & EntertainmentLights. Thrills. Action. The Mountain State offers vibrant nightlife and entertainment for an evening of unforgettable experiences. For an exciting night out on the town, test your luck at one of the state’s five luxury casinos. Catch a show at an outdoor amphitheater framed by a mountain backdrop or one of the grand historic theaters or arts centers.
Start your day in West Virginia’s largest city and state capital: Charleston. Delight in an early lunch at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews, complete with fresh guacamole and a house-brewed craft beer. Then, head over to Capitol Street for some shopping at the downtown boutique stores. For a modern happy hour experience, visit The Block Restaurant and Wine Cellar on Capitol Street.
A short walk from downtown, Haddad Riverfront Park on the Kanawha River is a prime location for fun and entertainment.
Downtown bars like Bar 101, Copper Pint and Sam’s Uptown Café are great places to enjoy a nightcap. Mardi Gras Casino and Resort is also a fun choice for night of slots, poker, entertainment and food with New Orleans flair.
Make you way south towards White Sulphur Springs and spend a day at The Greenbrier Resort. Here, you’ll find more than 55 indoor and outdoor activities within the 11,000 acres of the resort. Don’t pass up a tour of the once secret Cold War bunker. The Greenbrier features an array of 20 different restaurants, lounges and bars that will satisfy any palate. And, with a collection of 36 shops and boutiques carrying the top names in everything from fine art to jewelry and apparel to culinary provisions, The Greenbrier offers a fabulous, can’t-miss shopping experience.
Described as “Monte Carlo meets Gone with the Wind,” the Greenbrier Casino Club combines high-roller thrills and high-class style to create an unforgettable Greenbrier gaming experience. The 103,000-square-foot venue is filled with the finest world-class gaming. Take in live entertainment, international cuisine and boutique shopping in an elegant setting of America’s only private casino. Be sure to book a room. The casino is only available to overnight guests of The Greenbrier.
Head northbound to Wheeling, a 3-hour drive from Charleston. For a tasty breakfast, stop at Sarah’s On Main. If you like croissants, quiche lorraine, quiche florentine and salty bread sandwiches, you’ll love this from-scratch bakery and cafe.
If you desire a little shopping trip, visit the charming and historic Centre Market, featuring a mix of locally-owned shops and eateries. In fact, Centre Market is home to Coleman’s Fish Market, which serves the famous Coleman’s fish sandwich.
After your daytime adventures, explore Wheeling and its amazing variety of restaurants, like Vagabond Kitchen, Later Alligator, Tachoholix, DiCarlos Pizza and Wheeling Brewing Company. For some nighttime entertainment, head to Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino and Racetrack or visit the stunning Capitol Theatre for an incredible show at a historic location.
For more gaming, make plans to visit Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, located an hour north of Wheeling in New Cumberland, at the top of West Virginia.
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