When it is time to plan a trip, listen to your heart and check out vacations to Williamsburg, VA.
This is where colonialism meets cool – there are simply too many reasons why you can’t give ‘The South’s Best Small Town 2020’ a miss!
Not Just for History Buffs
While Williamsburg is America’s best-known living history town, this is not the only reason behind its fame.
It has several exciting modern elements too, such as museums, theme park, and waterpark – all of which will keep you and your entire family engaged for days.
When here, your very obvious first visit should be to Colonial Williamsburg. This place has over one hundred original and reconstructed buildings from the eighteenth century with many costumed interpreters faithfully recreating that era.
There are fascinating enactments of everyday life along with political happenings. Then there are carriage rides, garden tours, and candlelight tours too.
The two next stops on your itinerary would be the Governor’s Palace and George Wythe House. Both of these houses are beautifully appointed and have many period pieces for you to admire.
In the earlier times, taverns served food and news to locals and travelers alike. If you are fond of authentic dishes served in old-world, eighteenth-century settings, these are the place you must frequent for your culinary needs. Some famous names are King’s Arms Tavern, Raleigh Tavern, Wetherburn’s Tavern, Shields Tavern, Chowning’s Tavern, and others.
A particularly juicy tidbit is some of these taverns are famous for being hubs of paranormal activity. If this tickles your fancy, you can enjoy a spooky Evening Ghost and Witch Tour.
For families with kids, their next stop must be the Busch Gardens. This is an exciting combination of the playground, Adventure Park, zoo, and entertainment stage. You can ride the shiver-inducing Alpengeist, one of the world’s tallest and fastest coasters that goes over 65 miles per hour. Smaller children can have hours of fun in Land of the Dragons and Sesame Street Forest of Fun.
No visit to Williamsburg can be considered complete without a visit to the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Center. There are more than a thousand artifacts here, some of which are from prehistoric times.
The Archaearium, which is an archeology museum, is home to over 4000 artifacts. You can spend hours delighting at these objects that relate to the story of the everyday lives of the native populations of this area.
Williamsburg is not just for the edification of the mind, it is a mecca for those who firmly believe in ‘Retail Therapy’. The Merchants Square is a delightful 18th-century style retail village with more than 40 shops and restaurants. You can shop to your heart’s desire and take a break by dining at any of the several restaurants here that serve mouthwatering dishes from all around the world.
If you have been hankering for a break and searching for vacations near me, book a trip to Williamsburg. You will be glad you decided to go for the unusual as this will surely be an experience you’ll never forget.