Williamsburg Journals

Williamsburg 2004

A June 2004 trip to Williamsburg by dmensing

Quote: This is an annual trip to Williamsburg with the family.

Williamsburg 2004

Overview

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Amusement Parks: Water Country and Busch Gardens. History: Jamestown Settlement. Dining: Second Street and Sonic. Kids: Kidsburg Park and Pirates Cove Miniature Golf.Quick Tips: We try to minimize our food costs as much as possible when visiting Busch Gardens and Water Country. At Water Country, the park and the parking lot is small enough that it is very easy to pack a lunch. Since food is not allowed in the park, there are picnic tables sprinkled throughout the parking lot, and they also have a nice shaded picnic area with tables about 50 yards to the left of the entrance. Bottled water is allowed in the park, therefore, you can bring that with you on hot days. At Busch Garde...Read More

Wyndham Patriots Place

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Hotel | "Fairfield Williamsburg Patriots Place"

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Patriot's Place is an older timeshare resort with a great location. The buildings are nestled among large trees set back from Bypass Road. The units are a little dark, partly because of the trees surrounding the buildings, but also the dark color tones used in the units. The units were recently refurbished, therefore, the furniture in our unit was in good condition. The only disappointment is Fairfield's choice in pull-out sofas (uncomfortable!). There is a basic pool on premises, which is fine when it isn't crowded. The location is great for both the parks (Busch Gardens and Water Country) or visiting Colonial Williamsburg. There are plenty of nearby restaurants and a great miniature golf course (Pir...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 7, 2004

Wyndham Patriots Place
725 Bypass Rd
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 220-5300

Wyndham Patriots Place

Hotel | "Fairfield Patriot's Place"

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Best Things Nearby:Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, and Historic Williamsburg are an easy 10 minute drive. Dairy Queen and Pirate's Cove Mini Golf are about a quarter mile down Bypass Road.Best Things About the Resort:The resort is quiet since it is set back from Bypass Road. The setting of the resort is nice because of the mature trees in and around the resort.Resort Experience:Patriot's Place is a comfortable resort with a very good location. The amusement parks and Historic Williamsburg are easily accessible. The units are nothing fancy, but a recent refurbishment has improved the interior of the units. The Patriot's Place one-bedroom units are larger than...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 23, 2004

Wyndham Patriots Place
725 Bypass Rd
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 220-5300

Kyoto Japanese Steak House

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Restaurant

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Arriving for our 6:00PM reservation, I was surprised how empty the restaurant was. Our party of four was promptly seated with five other guests at the shared Hibachi (grill table). We placed our orders and waited for our chef to arrive. In the meantime, our drinks and soup (soup is included with entrees) arrived. The soup reminded me of wonton soup, without the wonton. It had a couple of raw mushrooms and chopped scallions, but for the most part, was a clear broth. The chef arrived shortly thereafter, and began preparing to cook and asking some cursory questions to break the ice. He performed some neat tricks with his cooking utensils and a couple of eggs (used in cooking the fried rice), but for the ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 6, 2004

Kyoto Japanese Steak House
1621 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
757/220-8888

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Our trips to Williamsburg always include a visit to Second Street. They always have a great variety of choices and very large portions. I would compare it a little bit to Friday's. My personal favorite is the fish sandwich. The piece of fish is usually overflowing the bun, therefore, I end up cutting it in half, eating one piece in sandwich form and the rest by itself. The kids enjoy it because they have a sundae bar that allows them to create their own sundaes.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2004

Second St Restaurant and Tavern
140 Second St
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
757-220-2286

Sonic Drive In

Restaurant | "Sonic"

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On the west end of 199, just before Rt. 64, there is a new Walmart/Lowes shopping complex with a Sonic Fast Food restaurant. For those of you in the South, this may be old hat, but for someone who hasn't tried one yet, this was a quick and inexpensive place to eat. Our kids loved it because you can order and eat in your car, or order at one of the outside tables. We thought the variety and quality of the food was better than the mainstream fast food chains (McD's and BK), and cheaper as well. It also has a great variety of ice cream choices too. When we were too tired after a long day of Busch Gardens or Water Country to eat at a sit down restaurant, Sonic was usually the choice for a quick, good, and...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 7, 2004

Sonic Drive In
11835 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News 23606
(757) 594-6141

Water Country USA

Attraction

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One of our favorite parks is Water Country USA. This is a 50's themed water park with attractions for any age. We have been visiting the park for the last four years and still enjoy it. The newest addition, Hubba Hubba Highway, is a giant lazy river that allows you to float with or without a life jacket (provided by the park). The fact that there are no tubes in the river make it more enjoyable since you can be as active or passive as you like. You can use a life jacket and become a human bobber, or go without one and chase the kids down the river. The park overall has a great feel to it, maybe because of all the Beach Boys music you hear during the day. As long as you enjoy getting wet, there is some...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 6, 2004

Water Country USA
176 Water Country Parkway
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(800) 343-7946

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Heading out of Williamsburg on Monticello Avenue, across from the shopping center with Ukrops, there is a community park called Kidsburg. It consists of the normal park amenities, such as tennis and basketball courts, but it also has a playground area built by locals and local businesses. The park consists of various play structure made out of mostly wood and tires. If you want an economical (free!) and fun place to let your kids and you blow off some extra energy, try it out.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 7, 2004

James City County: James City-Williamsburg Community Center
5301 Longhill Rd
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
(757) 259-4200