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Capitol Street

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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 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
JoseyJoenotts
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Wellington, Florida
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176 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't find anything specular regarding Capitol street. Little shops, an open park during the warm weather live music during lunch time.

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Thank Sunshineldy
Charleston, West Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great restaurants and clubs !! Still shopping that's off the beat . Iets not forget homemade ice cream !!

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Thank Christopher25311
Dunbar, West Virginia
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Located right downtown, safe for all ages, great shops and local flare, shady and level easy walking.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 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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Thank JoseyJoenotts
Waterloo, Canada
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307 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

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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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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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81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

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
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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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Columbia, SC
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266 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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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