Williamsburg Journals

Williamsburg, VA - A Week to Remember

A March 2002 trip to Williamsburg by Houdini2

Sunterra Greensprings Plantation Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia More Photos
Quote: Williamsburg offered something for everyone in our family (i.e. mom, dad, and 3 kids ages 12-18). History (Williamsburg). Roller coasters, food, fun (Busch Gardens). The zoo and the US Navy (Norfolk). Shopping, ice cream shops, golf, tennis, dining out...

Sunterra Greensprings Plantation

Hotel | "Sunterra Resorts Greensprings Plantation"

Sunterra Greensprings Plantation Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Best Things Nearby:Within just a short drive of Greensprings are all the things you need to get settled in for your week of exploration, fun, and memories (e.g., grocery store, shopping, golf, ice cream, dining, church).Best Things About the Resort:The setting at Greensprings is one of beauty, relaxation, and peacefulness. Our two-bedroom unit was spacious, well maintained and equipped, and decorated to make you feel good about being on vacation. The resort offers: fitness center, pools, mini golf, basketball, tennis, grills, activity center . . . All of these amenities are within a short walk from your unit. Resort Experience:Greensprings Plantaion, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Sunterra Greensprings Plantation
3500 LUDWELL PARKWAY
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
757-253-1177

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While in Colonial Williamsburg, it's a must to check out one or more of the "taverns." In addition to the good food from the time period and good service, they provide an opportunity for you to "step back in time." While there, sample a variety of the foods from the period. Go ahead, it's okay to share what you ordered. Be sure to look over the entire menu, take in your surroundings, and engage the staff in conversations (you may learn a bit about the habits and manners of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Washington, etc.). Be sure to have all of your senses "on" to get the most of your tavern experience(s). If you plan to eat at the peak times, you may want ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Busch Gardens

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Busch Gardens Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia
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The park is very well run, clean, efficient, and the staff are helpful and there to make your experience a good one. To help with your trip, check the Busch Gardens Website at Busch Gardens. We bought the two-day passes, which gave us more time to experience all of the park in a more leisurely manner. You could experience most all of the park in one day during this week (i.e. first week of April) as the crowds were very small, but I'd recommend two days. The grounds were beautiful, colorful, and stimulating to your senses. We enjoyed doing everything from the marquee rides (e.g. Appollos Chariot, Lochness, Alpin Guist) to the more low key gam...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Busch Gardens
One Busch Gardens Boulevard
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(800) 343-7946

Virginia Zoo

Attraction | "The Virgina Zoo"

Virginia Zoo Photo, Norfolk, Virginia
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Some of the exhibits were under construction during April 2002, but I suspect they are completed by now.

The tiger exhibit was especially cool. Some of the new habitats that were being built at that time should add a lot to the overall appeal.

You can easily see the zoo, without rushing, in one half day.

Check the zoo out at Virginia Zoo.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Virginia Zoo
3500 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23504
(757) 441-2374

Colonial Williamsburg

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Colonial Williamsburg Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Colonial Williamsburg is a must-see for anyone who is even remotely interested in the American Revolutionary period. The restoration of the city is remarkable. Strolling down Duke of Gloucester Street can take you back in time. The history that is shared, especially through the period historians who play the role of specific figures (e.g., Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Peyton Randolph, John Randolph, slaves, pastors), is outstanding. Be sure to engage in conversation with the people who are dressed in period costumes, as that is where the fun really begins. They will not come out of character, so to have the most fun and to learn the most about what was on the mind...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 22, 2003

Colonial Williamsburg
134 Henry Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(800) 4447-679

USS Wisconsin Photo, Williamsburg, Virginia
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To see firsthand the power of the US Navy, a short day trip from Williamsburg to Norfolk is worthwhile. You can tour the USS Wisconsin (BB-64), a World War II Iowa Class Battleship for free. A complete tour takes 45-60 minutes. It is quite impressive, so much so that even our kids (ages 12, 15, and 18) were fully engaged and exploring the massive vessel. To get the most from your tour and time on the ship, engage the Navy personnel on deck in conversation. All of them are knowledgeable about the ship, and some of them actually served aboard the USS WI and can give you first hand stories of when she was in battle. Very interesting. There is also a qual...Read More