Beautiful Williamsburg sits at the center of the historic triangle of Virginia, along with the equally impressive Jamestown, and Yorktown. Williamsburg is most well known for the historic district called "Colonial Williamsburg," which was at one time the epicenter of all important matters in colonial Virginia.
410 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, 757-229-3333. Upscale dining that's fit for all. An eclectic cuisine with intimate seating for 60. Reservations suggested. Seven nights: 5pm-10pm.
Berret's Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill
199 S Boundary St (Merchants Square), 1 757 253-1847. Dinner $22-$30. Their seafood is excellent, and the crabcakes in particular are outstanding. Large wine list, beer on tap, open late. Run by the same folks who operate Nick's Riverwalk Restaurant in nearby Yorktown. If seafood is your thing, visit either or both of these restaurants.
The Cheese Shop
410 Duke of Gloucester Street, 757-220-0298. This wonderful 9,000sq ft restaurant and shop offers over 200 cheeses, fresh breads, specialty items and sandwiches -- even 4,000 bottles of wine in their cellar!
445 Prince George Street, (757) 746-0702. Sandwiches, wraps, sushi, and panninis. Great tasting food and healthy cuisine. Lots of space and even TVs, DVD players and music.
The Whaling Company
494 McLaws Circle(Rt. 60 East - Near Busch Gardens), 757-229-0275. Fresh Seafood and hand-carved steaks. Their menu offers a wide variety of fresh fish, beef, and chicken entrees. Relaxing atmosphere that's great for the whole family. Children's menu available. Open 4:30pm.
The best place to play pool while you drink is the Corner Pocket, located in New Town. New Town is a recent planned commercial/residential development located at Ironbound Road and Monticello (Route 321)
Colonial Williamsburg is America's largest outdoor living history museum. A fully operational 18th century city with tradesmen and tradeswomen working in their shops. The ticket prices vary depending on the length of your stay and begin at $36 for a one-day pass for adults. Enjoy a step back in time and see how eighteenth century people of all social classes would have lived. Participate in a court proceeding, tour the Governor's Palace, and see how the American Revolution affected the people of this historic town.
The College of William and Mary
The campus of The College of William and Mary abuts Colonial Williamsburg and the prettiest part of it is just at the end of Colonial Williamsburg's Duke of Gloucester Street. The Christopher Wren building, where Thomas Jefferson attended classes, is one of the College's original academic buildings and it's open to the public, with tours provided by a group of student volunteers. If you're approaching campus from Colonial Williamsburg you will find the College's Sunken Garden just on the other side of the Wren building. The Sunken Garden is a gorgeous place to walk, sunbathe, and play frisbee. It's an impressive sight and a favorite haunt of students and local residents, as well as being a prime example of 20th century Colonial Revival architecture.
The James River Plantations
The James River Plantations are a collection of historic sites located in and around the Williamsburg area. Some such as Berkeley, Chippokes, Lee Hall, and Shirley are open for guided house on a daily basis. Others, such as Bacon's Castle and Smith's Fort are open for guided tours for certain months throughout the year. Others, such as Edgewood, North Bend, Piney Grove, Sherwood Forest and Westover are open for self-guided grounds tours and for guided group house tours by appointment.
5800 Wessex Hundred, +1 757 229-0999. April-October: M-Sa 10AM-6PM, Su 11AM-6PM. November-March: M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su 11AM-5PM. The Williamsburg Winery offers tastings in their cellar and has a nice restaurant. Their wines are attractively priced and can be purchased at many local grocery and convenience stores. With a great verity of wines available to guests with great taste in wines the Williamsburg Winery is a great place for wine fans to go. With wine for every type of occasion the Williamsburg Winery is Virginia's largest winery. At the winery there is also 'The Gabriel Archer Tavern.' With courses under 10$ the tavern serves a French Country Platter with assorted pat
211 Water Country Parkway, +1 800-588-4327. April-August 9AM-8PM, September-March 10AM-4PM. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The Presidents Park is home to very large sculpted busts of all of America's presidents, with interesting facts about them and their achievements, laid out on a nice and compact path. In Presidents Park the goal is to give visitors a better understanding and appreciation for our US Presidents. There are five types of tours The Constitution and 'The Bill of Rights,' 'Protecting The Nation,' 'Human Rights, Civil Rights, Slavery,' 'Religion,' and 'Assassinations and Near Misses.' All are filled with tons of historical information and fun filled facts. There are group rates but only for groups of fifteen or more. There is also a gift shop for visitors to by fun souvenirs for their loved ones.
1 Busch Gardens Blvd, +1 800-343-7946. Chain amusement park. At Busch Gardens experience awesome rides such as 'The Griffon' that brings riders up 205 feet in the air and drops them at a 90 degree angle. This 70mph roller coaster is worth making the trip alone and is one of the main attractions in Bush Gardens. This is located in the French village of the park. Another amazing roller coaster that is a big attraction to Bush Gardens is the 'Alpengeist' this is a 67mph coaster that guys as high as 194 feet and had a drop of 170 feet. For the tourists that are not into the whole roller coaster idea Bush Gardens offers a wide variety of shows animal and human. On of the more popular animal shows would be 'Wolf Valley.' 'Wolf Valley' is an area that allows visitors to view trained gray wolfs in an environment much like their natural habitat, and also perform tricks with trainers. For visitors that prefer a different type of show there is also the 'Emerald Beat,' a powerful production from Dublin-based O'Shea's School of Irish Dance, celebrates Irish heritage. For Parents some shows that can entertain their children include, 'The Secrets of Castle O'Sullivan' and 'Pirates,' a globe theatre 3D show.
Water Country USA
176 Water Country Parkway, +1 800-343-7946. Water Country USA is able to entertain visitors with eleven water rides and a dive show. One of the biggest attractions at Water Country USA is the 'Big Daddy Falls' water slide. This is a 670 foot water slide that takes you and three other people for a twisty wet ride.
Golf at Kingsmill
1010 Kingsmill Road, 800.832.5665. Kingsmill is known for golf. Golf Digest recently named Kingsmill in their list of 'The 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America.' Experience your game here and get to know exactly why.
Williamsburg Pottery Outlet
6692 Richmond Road, (757) 564-3326. An eclectic mix of outlet stores, handicrafts, pottery, flowers, home accessories and furniture. It's a day-trip in itself!
5715-62A Richmond Road, (757) 565-0702. Prime Outlets - Williamsburg has continuously been ranked as one of the top ten shopping centers in the outlet industry; with 120 of the hottest brand names including Coach, Banana Republic, Polo Ralph Lauren, Bose Factory Store, J. Crew, Dooney & Bourke, Oakley, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, and more!
Adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg, Merchant's Square is home to a unique mix of 18th-century style shops and restaurants. Old-fashioned shops with modern offerings make Merchant's Square the place to be. Fine dining, unique gifts, alluring shops and fun for everyone! Make it a point to stroll the square when you're in Colonial Williamsburg!
6910 Richmond Road (Route 60 West), (757) 564-7600. Eight acres of fun with four enticing go-kart tracks. Test your skills in a race, bump your friends in bumper boats, or show them who's the next Tiger Woods at the Mini golf course. Cool off in the arcade and grab a bite at the snack bar. There's even stuff for the little ones!
Location From Williamsburg, take Route 31 (Jamestown Road) approximately six miles west toward Jamestown. Or take the Colonial Parkway nine miles west toward Jamestown and turn right at the Jamestown Settlement sign. Immerse yourself in a complete world of the first permanent English colony and the Powhatan Indians. Experience the life of a colonist through film, exhibits, and living-history!
Experience the place where the revolution was won and where George Washington walked! Yorktown is home to famous exhibits, battlefields, sights and tranquility. Situated on the York River, this historic area and park is full of history and adventure!