Flights to Huntington
The second largest city in the state of West Virginia is Huntington, situated in the far west of the state. The city is best known for its university, Marshall University, but has a selection of tourist attractions too.
Huntington’s airport is the Tri-State Airport (airport code: HTS), and it’s located about 10 minutes out of town. It’s a fairly small airport, but does service a number of major airlines for international flights to Huntington. From South Africa flights all involve at least two connections – Virgin Atlantic and British Midland both offer the same route for their flights to Huntington, with transfers in London and then Charlotte. South African Airways has a similar path, but connects first in New York City before going through Charlotte.
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The Tourist Attractions in Huntington:
Huntington is not full of tourist attractions but it’s a vibrant city all the same and does have some nice things to see and do, from historical districts, to culture and events.
If you’re interested in history and historical architecture Huntington has several districts that you’ll want to take time to visit.
Central City is the historic downtown district that’s on the National Register of Historic Places. Popular favourites to look out for include the Keith-Albee Theatre. This was built in the 1920’s in the art deco style and was a former Vaudeville palace that’s been undergoing restoration. Not far from here is 5th Avenue, one of Huntington’s streets that’s particularly well known for its large selection of historic churches. The Old Main building of the Marshall University is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This building dates back to the mid 1800’s though following several renovations the oldest parts of the building still remaining dates back to 1870.
The Huntington Museum of Art
The large Huntington Museum of Art is more than just an art museum, so should be on your list of places to visit even if you’re not an art enthusiast! The museum is situated within 52 acres of grounds where you’ll find nature trails and the C. Fred Edwards Conservatory. This is the only plant conservatory in the state of West Virginia.
The Museum of Radio and Technology
For a complete change from an art museum there’s the Museum of Radio and Technology. This museum, which is only one of its kind in the state, will appeal to visitors who are interested in how things work and how technology has changed over the years. If you’re travelling with children bring them along to this museum and they’ll laugh about how technology has changed so much!
Parks in Huntington
There are 11 parks in total in Huntington, but there are a couple of major ones tourists might like to visit. Harris Riverfront Park is one, which as the name suggests is on the river. Another is Ritter Park, while Rotary Park features an observation tower. A smallish amusement park can also be found in Huntington, called Camden Park.
When Should You Visit?:
Huntington is a four seasons city experiencing the common types of weather you would expect from winter through spring, summer and autumn. Summer is the hottest time of year with hot and fairly humid temperatures, but July is the wettest month too. Spring and autumn are mild and have a little less rainfall than in the summer while winter is cool and snowy especially from December to March.