"We had a wonderful stay and would love to go back!"
- Jonas L., client since 2007
Summer Breeze Concert SeriesCome out and visit Merchant's Square in Colonial Williamsburg to listen to the sounds of variety of music. Enjoy the summer weather with one of their open-air concerts, featuring pop music, dance music and more. Popular military bands are featured during the August concerts.
Patriot's HalfGet up and get active during your vacation to Williamsburg and participate in the Patriot's Half. This triathlon consists of swimming, cycling and running as you explore the area and race to the finish line. After the race, there will be Finisher's Medals, a DJ, a Bounce House and a post race meal for participants.
Yorktown Victory CelebrationLearn about military life and observe artillery demonstrations to commemorate the Revolutionary War victory. This interactive celebration is not only educational, but a patriotic event with a ceremony and parade.
100 Miles of LightsSee holiday lights like you've never seen before while exploring Virginia. Williamsburg along with other cities including Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News and more will be illuminated. Activities like parades, festivals and music will occur on specific days from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.
Grand IlluminationExperience this historic tradition as you discover the festive decorations of Colonial Williamsburg and watch illuminations. Illuminations, the firing of guns and fireworks, celebrated major events in the 18th century. To continue the tradition, there will be musical performances along with a fireworks display from several locations.
Colonial ChristmasVisit the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center during the month of December to experience holiday traditions. From tours to interpretive programs, you will get first-hand experience of learning about what it was like during the winter of the American Revolution and hear accounts of Christmas during this time.
"I am very pleased with the whole process and resort."
- Jamie B., client since 2014
Places to Go
Colonial WilliamsburgTake a trip back in time when you visit this popular historical attraction. Get a sense for what it was like to live in the Revolutionary City during wartime by exploring museums, historical sites, shops, and a variety of trades. History buffs will love this enriching, educational experience as you learn about the Revolutionary War times.
Busch Gardens Amusement ParkPlay for the day at Busch Gardens, which is ranked as one of the top things to do in Williamsburg by TripAdvsior along with winning the TripAdvisor 2015 Traveler's Choice Award. There are attractions for those of every age with thrilling roller coasters, adventure rides, leisure experiences and more. For those warmer days, there is also a water park attached to Busch Gardens to cool off.
Historic JamestowneExplore the original site of the first permanent English settlement in America. Stop by the Visitor Center to learn about the history of Jamestown before you discover the town first-hand when you visit monuments, take tours, and explore other historic sites in the area. Be sure to circle back to the Visitor Center to stop by the gift shop before you leave and get a souvenir to remember your trip.
The Williamsburg WineryVisit the Williamsburg Winery on the 300-acre farm, Wessex Hundred. Located along the Colonial Virginia Wine Trail, this winery offers fine wine tastings, reserve wine tastings, tours, and more. Allow the knowledgeable staff to teach you about wines and pick out the perfect wine for you and for those back home. After exploring, wind down at the Gabriel Archer Tavern located at the winery for a farm-to-fork dining experience.
Ghost ToursFeeling adventurous? Venture out after the sun sets in Colonial Williamsburg to take a tour of burial grounds, hear stories about witches, murder and tragedies and experience haunted Williamsburg for yourself. There are a variety of tours you can take including the Colonial Ghost Tour, the Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour and more.
ShoppingPlease all of your shopping needs when you visit Williamsburg. Looking for name-brand deals? Visit the Williamsburg Premium Outlets and shop at the 135 outlet stores to find just what you're looking for (and then some). Looking for more local shops? Visit Merchants Square, an 18th-century style retail village, and explore apparel shops, specialty shops, dining options and more.
"I couldn't ask for a better vacation. It was a nice location; everything was close by."
- Mabel T., client since 2006
When traveling from long distances to Williamsburg, you can fly into Norfolk International Airport (ORF), which is located about 55 miles from Williamsburg. Depending on the airline you take, another option is flying into Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF), which is located about 25 miles from Williamsburg. To explore the area, which consists of spread out attractions, you will want to rent a car so that you can travel on your own time. However, Williamsburg does have a public bus that can be used to get around town. In the downtown Colonial area, walking is an easy way to get around.
Take a Day Trip
|Drive to Downtown Colonial Williamsburg||15 Minutes|
|Drive to Busch Gardens Amusement Park||17 Minutes|
|Drive to Richmond VA||48 Minutes|
|Drive to Norfolk VA||1 Hour|
|Drive to Virginia Beach VA||2 Hours|
|Drive to Washington DC||3 Hours|