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Here are a few of our most popular Williamsburg resorts:

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    Williamsburg Plantation

    Modeled after an antebellum plantation, this all-suite resort offers sightseeing in the cobblestoned streets.

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    Clarion Hotel Historic District

    Closest hotel to Historic Colonial Williamsburg and just two miles from Busch Gardens.

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    Courtyard by Marriott Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area

    Centrally located between Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Jamestown, and Yorktown.

Things to Do in Williamsburg, VA

  • Sightseeing

    One of the best beaches, located on the James River bank, surrounded by green pine tree forest, is the Jamestown Beach Park. The beach is clean, safe, and filled with newly renovated features like BBQ grills, picnic areas, and attracts locals and visitors alike. The Williamsburg beach is a fun, attractive outing for both families and groups. So grab some food to grill, some sunscreen, some outdoor games, family, and friends, and make it an outing. Other popular beaches in Williamsburg include College Creek, North End, and Yorktown Beach.
  • Historic Sites

    Colonial Williamsburg: Revolutionary City, along with Jamestown Settlement, Fort James Replica, Historic Jamestowne, the Governor's Palace, George Wythe House, colonial taverns such as Wetherburn's Tavern, and plantations such as Great Hopes Plantation and Kingsmill Plantation. From colonial settlements to the revolutionary war and civil war sights such as Redoubt Park, Williamsburg is a history buff's dream destination. Grown-ups and kids of all ages will enjoy stepping into the past, experiencing life in colonial times, and learning a few new facts about some of the earliest European settlers to the continent.
  • Museums & Culture

    Williamsburg is filled with history, and often a part of history is art and culture. There are many museums in the area with a variety of art represented. The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum focused on collecting, preserving, and exhibiting American Folk Art. As such, it is America's first folk art museum and the world's oldest continually operated museum for American folk art. Other museums include the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum, for fine and decorative art from 1670-1840, The Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary University, and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Family Activities in Williamsburg, VA

  • Busch Gardens Williamsburg

    Busch Gardens Williamsburg sees 2.78 million visitors a year and opened in 1975. Initially named Busch Gardens: The Old Country it was developed by Anheuser-Busch, next to the brewery, with themed areas based on European countries. The amusement park has roller coasters, like the Pantheon, billed as the world's fastest multi-launch roller coaster, opening in 2020. Other coasters include Griffon, Loch Ness Monster, and Finnegan's Flyer. Water rides include the Roman Rapids and Le Scoot log flume. The park also has daily shows and yearly events like Bierfest, Wine and Food Festival, and Howl-O-Scream.
  • Water Country USA

    Virginia's largest water park will open in 2020 in Williamsburg. The park has water play areas for the little ones, pools, and rivers for relaxing and cooling off, water slides with twists, turns, and big splashes, and will feature the new Cutback Water Coaster. Whether you want a place to cool off and relax or an adrenaline rush, Water Country has something for everyone. The park will have various dining and shopping as well.
  • Jamestown Settlement

    Jamestown Settlement is a living history museum. On Jamestown Island, adjacent to Historic Jamestowne, with a recreation of the original James Fort, a Powhatan Indian Town, and exhibits inside and out. Also present are replicas of the Discovery, Godspeed, and the Susan Constant, the ships of the original settlers that successfully formed James Fort and Jamestown Colony, founded on May 14, 1607. Jamestown was the first English settlement on the North American mainland to succeed.

Nightlife & Entertainment in Williamsburg, VA

  • Fine Dining

    Fine dining in colonial settings, fresh Atlantic coast seafood, and even French cuisine can be found in Williamsburg. King's Arms Tavern serves American fare in a historic colonial tavern setting. Le Yaca French Restaurant plates french food in an elegant European dining room. Seafood lovers will find mouth-watering delights from the deep sea at Waypoint Seafood & Grill. Other highlights in the area include fine dining at the Rockefeller Room, fine wine at Fat Canary, Opus 9 Steakhouse, Blue Talon Bistro, and The Hound's Tale.
  • Colonial Taverns

    Williamsburg, Virginia, is filled with Colonial Taverns. In the earliest days of this great nation, taverns were the gathering place for news, debate, and socializing. Today many Williamsburg taverns harken back to a bygone era with an emphasis on good beer and fine food. There's Chowning Tavern and Christina Campbell's Tavern. Shield's Tavern features an eclectic, worldly menu representing all the ships from around the world when Williamsburg was a colonial port of call. Lastly, King's Arms Tavern, which opened in 1772, where the founding owner said, "where the best people restored" has a temptingly delicious chophouse menu.
  • Out on the Town

    The Comedy Club of Williamsburg offers up nightly laughs. If laughs aren't what you're looking to check out The Haunted Williamsburg Tour, a candlelit walking tour. Taverns and bars make for a fun adult night out, including craft beer spots like brewpub Precarious Beer Project and The Virginia Beer Company. Look up Kimball Theater, which puts on theater productions, shows indie, art-house and foreign films, and hosts the occasional concert. Try Fat Canary for the wine bar or Illy Cafe for cocktails.

Create a vacation package with a wonderful mix of relaxation and excitement in Williamsburg. Head to Busch Gardens for some theme park thrills, or enjoy a picnic along the York River when you’re ready to slow down. Satisfy your curiosity with trips to Colonial Williamsburg, the Jamestown settlement, and Virginia Living Museum. Beautiful weather sets the perfect scene for annual festivals, outdoor concert series, golfing, and hiking.

Please note: flight service for Williamsburg vacations is into Norfolk, VA.