Situated within the famous Historic Triangle on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is a vacation destination for history buffs and family travelers alike. Once the capital of the Virginia Colony, Williamsburg offers a full range of historic landmarks, museums and shops that let you step back in time. Theme park thrills, outdoor adventures, golfing and boating are just many of the reasons to choose Williamsburg as your next family getaway. No matter what your age or taste, a visit to America's time-honored past is sure to please.
Discover the heritage of Virginia in historic Williamsburg, a living history museum, where famed sites like the Governor's Palace, Courthouse, Burton Parish Episcopal Church and Bassett Hall make history come to life. Stroll down Duke of Gloucester Street featuring cozy taverns, shops and museums like the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum that take you back to the American Revolution and Civil War days. But Williamsburg is more than just fascinating history.
Families of all ages can enjoy theme park thrills and splashing adventures at Busch Gardens and Water Country U.S.A. Looking for the latest fashion trends or collectible antiques? Head to the Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown, Merchants Square in historic Williamsburg and the Williamsburg Outlet Mall. Hop on the Colonial Parkway and you'll find yourself within minutes of Jamestown and Yorktown, both part of the scenic Historic Triangle. For even more day trip excursions, head to Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk or Appomattox. What are you waiting for? Start planning that unforgettable Williamsburg getaway today!
Williamsburg Travel Tips
Packing tip - A good pair of walking shoes and camera for capturing Colonial-era buildings, gardens and historic landmarks.
Best attractions/tourist spots - Historic Williamsburg is the place for history buffs and those looking to explore the historic buildings, landmarks, taverns and shops of the Colonial-era.
Great time of year to visit - A spring or fall visit are perfect for avoiding the summer crowds, unless you're looking for a little sun splashed fun at the nearby Virginia beaches.
Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill Head to Merchant's Square and enjoy the best seafood in town. Visitors can satiate their appetite with local inspired hams, wines, cheese and salads served in a charming covered patio.
King's Arms Tavern Savor traditional Southern flavors at the cozy King's Arms Tavern, located in historic Williamsburg. This restaurant has been serving up a unique brand of 18th century colonial hospitality and fare since 1777.
416 East Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
Giving Tree Spa Located at the Wyndham Governor's Green vacation resort, this spa offers traditional message therapy, hot stone body treatments, and other health and well being services. Visit the spa at this web site to make an appointment or more service information.
Riverwalk Landing Head to historic Yorktown and enjoy an unparalleled shopping experience right on the scenic York River. Enjoy a variety of waterfront shops selling unique artisan crafts, clothing, home décor and other specialty gifts.