The Ohio River in Huntington

Huntington, West Virginia

Living in Huntington 

Huntington, West Virginia is a picturesque town on the banks of the Ohio River. Known as a historic and bustling city of commerce and heavy industry, the city is the second largest in the state and has one of the busiest ports in the US. Enjoy beautiful weather and plenty of indoor and outdoor events all year long in this metropolitan city.  

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Dining around town

Huntington’s food scene offers the a variety of international cuisines along with classic American options. You can find everything from Thai to Mexican, Italian, Indian, high-end restaurants and local favorites all within a few miles of campus. Below are a few of Huntington’s eateries to try:

  • 21 At The Frederick
  • Backyard Pizza And Raw Bar
  • Frostop Drive-in
  • Huntington’s Kitchen
  • La Famiglia
  • River And Rail Bakery
  • Savannah’s Restaurant
  • Sip Wine Bar
  • Gimme 5
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Shopping in Huntington

Whether you’re looking for a new weekend outfit or are in need of college essentials, Huntington’s best shops and local boutiques are just a quick drive away from Marshall. Below are a few stores in the area:

  • Heritage Station
  • Pullman Square
  • Roberts Running and Walking Shop Inc
  • Huntington Mall Shopping Center
  • Runway Couture
  • Hometown Hobbies
  • Glenn's Sporting Goods
  • Sew Many Blessings
  • Central City Antique Mall
  • Jeff's Bike Shop
  • Spurlock's Flowers & Greenhouses, Inc.
  • Chico's
  • Huntington Plaza Shopping Center
  • Eastern Heights Shopping Center
  • VC Boutique
  • Comic World

Getting around the city

Getting around the city is pretty easy thanks to the TTA (The Transit Authority). The public transportation runs in the greater Huntington areas and West Virginia from Monday through Saturday, between 6 am and 11 pm. If you need to get somewhere faster, rental cars and taxis are readily available. Or rent a bike from a local shop and make your way across town on sunny afternoons.

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Huntington’s best attractions

All around Huntington and its nearby cities are tons of attractions to discover. From art galleries to parks and museums, you’re never too far from finding your new favorite activity. Check out these local hotspots: 

  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena
  • Birke Art Gallery 
  • Blenko Glass Company 
  • Camden Park 
  • Csx Railroad Station 
  • Heritage Farm Museum & Village
  • Huntington Museum of Art 
  • J Taylor Auto Collection
  • Keith-albee Performing Arts Center 
  • Madie Carroll House 
  • Mountain State Mystery Train 
  • The Museum Of Radio & Technology 
  • Old Central City 
  • Ona Speedway 
  • The Pottery 
  • Pumpkin House
  • Railroad Museum 
  • Ritter Park Playground 
  • Rose Garden

Annual events and festivals around town

Huntington and its surrounding towns have many events to discover throughout the year. 

  • The International Festival
  • Greek Festival 
  • Wine and Food Festival West Virginia 
  • Craft Brew Festival 
  • Spring Fest 
  • Engines and Wheels Festival 
  • North Bend Bluegrass Festival
  • Foam at the Dome Craft Beer and Music 
  • West Virginia Strawberry Festival 
  • Pro Lumberjack Competition and Festival 
  • West Virginia Dandelion Festival 
  • Cole Chevy Mountain Festival 
  • Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off
  • Wanderlust Yoga Festival 
  • Almost Heaven BBQ Bash 
  • Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival 
  • Sound Waves and IPA’s 
  • Homegrown Music and Arts Festival 
  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Blues, Bikes and BBQ 
  • Town and Country Days 
  • Mahrajan Lebanese Festival 
  • Summersville Lake Lighthouse Festival 
  • Holly River Festival 
  • Black Heritage Festival

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After dark in Huntington

As a college town, there’s plenty to do in Huntington when the sun sets. Check out the area’s best local bars, bustling nightclubs, live music venues and restaurants serving late-night bites. Check out these suggested nightlife destinations: 

  • Black Sheep Burrito & Brews 
  • The Club Inn Between 
  • Davis’ Place 
  • Evolve 411 
  • Fat Patty’s 
  • Hank’s 1019 
  • The Hot Corner 
  • Huntington Ale House 
  • Jockey Club
  • The Lantern 
  • Mancini’s Pizza 
  • Midtown Tavern 
  • Rival’s Sports Bar 
  • Sip Wine Bar 
  • St. Marks 
  • Stonewall Nightclub 
  • Summit Beer Station 
  • The Union 
  • The V Club

Work where you live

The city of Huntington and it’s surrounding areas are home to some of the West Virgina’s biggest employers. Most of the state’s largest sectors include healthcare, government, trade, transportation and manufacturing. Below are some of the city’s top employers:

  • St. Mary's Hospital
  • Marathon Ashland Petroleum
  • Applied Card Systems
  • CSX Huntington
  • U.S. Corps of Engineers
  • Cabell-Huntington Hospital
  • AK Steel
  • Alcon Surgical
  • GC Services
  • VA Medical Center
  • Special Metals
  • Walmart
  • DirecTV
  • Client Logic
  • Cabell Co., Board of Education
  • Steel of West Virginia
  • Heiner's Bakery
  • JH Fletcher & Co
  • Pritchard Electric Company