The American explorer Daniel Boone once called Charleston, West Virginia, home. Perhaps he was drawn to the area's natural beauty, which includes the scenic Midland Trail and the 9,000-acre Kanawha State Forest, which is popular with naturalists due to its exotic flowers and diverse bird population. However, Charleston is also an ideal stop for great food. Tantalizing steaks, sea bass, and scallops are popular at a number of restaurants. For a unique upscale dining experience, have dinner at the train station-turned-restaurant while enjoying French cuisine offerings like escargot, soufflés, and crème brûlée. Of course, classic Southern dishes like shrimp and grits and homemade biscuits made the traditional way are a must-have when visiting this charming Southern town.