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Williamsburg

A May 2005 trip to Williamsburg by moonlightgraham

Quote: We spent a very nice week at the Marriott's Manor Club in Ford's Colony. This is not an RCI property (II), but there are many RCI properties. We traveled before the heavy summer season, so the area attractions were very lightly attended.

Williamsburg

Overview

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Busch Gardens, Water Country USA, Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, YorktownQuick Tips: Purchase the 3-day bounce ticket for Busch Gardens via their website. It is very economical and provides just the right amount of time to leisurely explore the two parks (Busch Gardens and Water Country USA). AAA has discounted 2-day passes to Colonial Williamsburg that will save you dollars per ticket. However, I would suggest those with toddlers to think hard before purchasing these tickets. The tickets allow access to the more important and interesting buildings but the guided tours tha take place can be tedious for restless toddlers. The grounds and many other buildings can be entered at no char...Read More

Marriott Vacation Club Manor Club at Fords Colony

Hotel | "Marriott's Manor Club @ Ford's Colony"

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This is an II property, not RCI, but it is typical Marriott-quality. Very nice property in a very high-end golf community. It is four to five miles west of Colonial Williamsburg, but the entire area and attractions are easily accessible.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 9, 2005

Marriott Vacation Club Manor Club at Fords Colony
101 ST ANDREWS DRIVE
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
804-258-1120

Shackleford's

Restaurant | "Shacklefords"

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Near Busch Gardens, so it's good after a day at the park, when everyone's tired and bit haggard-looking. Sports bar motif, but the food is better than the average appetizer-laden menu at most of these types of restaurants.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 9, 2005

Shackleford's
Monticello Marketplace Shopping Center, 4640-7 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
(757) 258-5559

Chowning's Tavern

Restaurant

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Right on Duke of Gloucester St. Nice patio area with vine-covered trellis to create shade. Sandwiches and chips is the typical menu item. Nothing fancy, but good and not too expensive.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 9, 2005

Chowning's Tavern
403 Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 229-8610

Williamsburg Winery

Attraction

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We attended a wine-tasting and tour of this interesting winery. It costs $7 per person and includes the wine glass and a brief book explaining the wine-making process, along with an interesting history of the property. All in all, it's a nice diversion for an hour or two one afternoon. It is off 199 southwest of the Colonial Williamsburg area.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 9, 2005

Williamsburg Winery
5800 Wessex Hundred
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 229-0999

Busch Gardens

Attraction

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Very beautiful and clean park. Good mix of thrill rides and gentler, slower rides for younger children. Wish they had more beer and wine from the various countries that make up the park, but seeing how it's Busch Gardens, you can't blame them for pushing only their products.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 9, 2005

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

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