Try this link. As you can see on the map in the link, most of the bars/restaurants are in the Capitol Street area between Kanawha Blvd. and Lee Street.
Look at Embassy Suites for lodging. Very nice with complimentary managers cocktail hour every night, and a great free breakfast every morning. Walking distance of the above locations.
You are golfing in Charleston, right? There is also an outstanding golf course...well 3 actually!...at Glade Springs Resort close to Beckley (about one hour away) if you are interested.Edited: 22 March 2017, 20:15
thank you for your reply... Yes I have played at Glade Springs a few times and you are correct it is very nice. Is downtown good for early 50 guys? If so where would you think would be best? Again thanks for your help!
Just booked downtown Marriott. We got a great deal!!! any golf course recommendations?
A few good golf options for you, but nothing like Glade Springs (except for the private clubs like Berry Hills and Edgewood).
Scarlet Oaks is very nice, and open to the public. Probably your best option as far as the course layout and quality.
You can try Sleepy Hollow (they make take guests from out of town, but this is a private club)
The county has a few courses (an executive par 3 - Coonskin Park, and a 9 hole course in Institute - Shawnee Park). The best of them is Big Bend in St. Albans. They have bermuda grass now, and it's a very nice course:
And Little Creek Park in South Charleston. A small, public golf course that's kept in pretty good shape and is very affordable:
So, your best bets for gold are Scarlet Oaks and Big Bend.
Nightlife for those of us over 50 in downtown Charleston actually is getting better. There is a brewery, a couple of sports bar, and craft pizza restaurant that are definitely comfortable for people our age, and walkable from the Marriott:
For a short drive or cab ride to the East side (near the capital) there are a few other fun places, including a couple of places to see a good live band with an older crowd.
And for some great food in that area:
If you want to stay very close to the Marriott, the Town Center Mall is adjoining and has your typical chain restaurants like Chili's and Outback Steakhouse.
Good luck and enjoy your visit. Hope the weather warms up for your golfing!Edited: 23 March 2017, 13:17
WVParkfan beat me to it. But here is another list of courses in the general area and surrounding counties. Not sure how old the list is, ... Glade Springs is not listed...and Saddlebred is now Briar Patch. Barboursville has a few very nice courses...about half hour drive toward Huntington on I-64.
Call the private clubs...like Berry Hill...and see if you can get on. You never know. I imagine the courses will be crowded this weekend.
Have a great time! Weather looks pretty good for golfing this weekend!
wow! Thank You all so much for your information! We look forward to a fun day and night!
Haven't made it to one yet but friends say these Sound Check sessions are a LOT of fun. There is one tomorrow night (Friday). You sit on the stage with the band, there's dancing & drinks.
SOUND CHECKS: HUMMING HOUSE WITH TYLER CHILDERS
Friday, March 24
Maier Foundation Performance Hall
LvSun... that's just super cool!! Thanks for sharing. That's going on my list of things to do in Charleston.
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