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Visitors to this restored 18th-century town will find horse-drawn carriages, silversmiths hawking their wares, militiamen on parade, and even George Washington (or at least someone doing a deft impersonation of him). Meals and restaurants in Williamsburg, like everything else, are meticulously authentic; try the peanut soup at King’s Arms Tavern for a traditional treat.

Things to do in the area do center on America’s past and on Colonial Williamsburg, but Busch Gardens is nearby if you want some less historical fun. The Williamsburg Winery is a fine option when you’re traveling without the kids—and if that’s the case, consider one of Williamsburg’s romantic retreats. If you’ve got tots in tow, there are also plenty of kid-friendly options among ... Read More
Visitors to this restored 18th-century town will find horse-drawn carriages, silversmiths hawking their wares, militiamen on parade, and even George Washington (or at least someone doing a deft impersonation of him). Meals and restaurants in Williamsburg, like everything else, are meticulously authentic; try the peanut soup at King’s Arms Tavern for a traditional treat.

Things to do in the area do center on America’s past and on Colonial Williamsburg, but Busch Gardens is nearby if you want some less historical fun. The Williamsburg Winery is a fine option when you’re traveling without the kids—and if that’s the case, consider one of Williamsburg’s romantic retreats. If you’ve got tots in tow, there are also plenty of kid-friendly options among Williamsburg’s hotels.

No matter what age group you’re traveling with, IgoUgo traveler photos of Williamsburg are a great way to get vacation ideas before you find a flight (arriving via horseback is so 1760) and go.    Close

Stories and Tips Williamsburg

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Historic Yorktown

Written by catsholiday on 26 Apr, 2013

Historic YorktownVirginiaWe spent a week in Virginia staying close to Williamsburg and we thoroughly explored the historic triangle during that time. You really need a week as there is so much to see in this area.This particular little town known as Historic Yorktown, is just…Read More


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The Perils of Summer Travel

Written by MilwVon on 18 Jul, 2010

We are coming up on the one year anniversary of the integration of NorthWest Airlines into Delta Airlines after their merger about two years ago. As much as people liked to fuss about "NorthWorst" little did they know it could get worse. I…Read More


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Mother's Day Weekend in Williamsburg

Written by MilwVon on 13 May, 2009

This was a very short trip to Virginia, to spend the weekend with my two sisters . . . one who still lives in the DC Metro Area in NoVA and the other who has since moved out west to the high desert of California.…Read More


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Colonial Williamsburg - Where History Lives

Written by MilwVon on 19 May, 2008

Colonial Williamsburg (CW) is a collection of approximately 40 original, restored and/or reconstructed buildings located in Williamsburg, Virginia. The 300+ acre area has been beautifully restored to allow visitors to experience what life was like in the 17th and 18th centuries. As the…Read More


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Jamestown

Written by RoBoNC on 30 Sep, 2007

The highlight of the weekend was Jamestown and although there is parking at the visitor center, there were so many people that we had to park in colored coded lots around the city and be bused into the site. After arriving at the visitor center,…Read More


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Colonial Williamsburg

Written by RoBoNC on 30 Sep, 2007

As I stepped off the bus at Colonial Williamsburg, I was immediately transported back in time. My first encounter was with Patrick Henry, the once three time governor of Virginia, dressed in a green suit with knee high stockings and wearing his powered wig. I…Read More


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Evening Programming - Colonial Williamsburg

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2007

Perhaps the most entertaining and educational activities that we took part in during our week’s stay in Colonial Williamsburg were the evening programs offered nightly. Many of these programs are offered on multiple nights and times, so I would suggest that you plan out your…Read More


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Jamestown(e) - The British Arrival to America

Written by MilwVon on 17 May, 2007

Jamestowne was the birthplace of Virginia having been settled in May 1607 by English settlers. Although others had landed in what is now the United States, the settlement at Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the new world. It became the capital city…Read More


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Colonial Williamsburg's Many Taverns

Written by MilwVon on 14 May, 2007

During a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, guests have many options to dine as the gentry did during the 18th century. Taverns of the time were not only a place for meals but also to lodge. Today there are a couple of taverns in Williamsburg where…Read More


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The Trades of Williamsburg

Written by MilwVon on 14 May, 2007

During a visit to Colonial Williamsburg, visitors have the opportunity to watch tradesmen create items necessary in 18th century Virginia in the same manner as those who did the work some 300 years ago. It was especially important for the community to have local artisans…Read More


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