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Williamsburg
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Williamsburg featuring heritage architecture, a coastal town and sailing

This historic town is filled with scenic hiking and biking trails, but is best known as the home of Colonial Williamsburg, the largest living museum in America.

At Williamsburg, see history recreated at a 301 acre (121 hectare) village with historically furnished buildings and costumed interpreters. Colonial Williamsburg is the largest outdoor living history museum in America. Step back in time at this fully operational 18th-century city. Trace the historic footsteps of people such as first president George Washington, military strategist Benedict Arnold and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson.

Visit the Colonial Williamsburg Resort to shop for gifts or souvenirs, including reproduction flatware and furniture from the 18th century. Enjoy a round of golf on the resort’s course or relax with a pampering treatment at the spa.

For couples seeking a romantic excursion or families looking to rest their legs, take a leisurely tour by horse-drawn carriage. Sit back and relax while learning about the Revolutionary City from a Colonial Williamsburg “citizen” who will serve as your guide.

There is an admission fee to enter Colonial Williamsburg, which is open 365 days a year. Some features within the village, such as the guided tours, are included with your admission ticket.

While many visit Williamsburg to learn about the past, you’ll find many other attractions and activities as well.

There are dozens of hiking trails in and around the city. Visit Freedom Park and hike through the 600-acre (243-hectare) preserve passing through historic sites, forests, creeks and open green space. For a more challenging workout, head to the 52-mile (84-kilometer) paved Virginia Capital Trail. Walk, jog or cycle this scenic path across the Virginia landscape.

Just outside the city is Busch Gardens, a theme park with thrill rides, animal exhibits and shows. Ride the roller coasters, which include Griffon, with its 205-foot (62-meter), 90-degree free fall. View the mysterious gray wolf at the Wolf Valley exhibit and see exotic animals at Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve.

Williamsburg Area Transport (WAT) runs trolley and bus services that stop at the city’s attractions, including Busch Gardens. There is a shuttle bus service in the Colonial Williamsburg village.

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Williamsburg East (Busch Gardens), VA
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Williamsburg East (Busch Gardens), VA
3 out of 5
7135 Pocahontas Trl, Williamsburg, VA
The price is £88 per night from 7 Jul to 7 Jul
Situated in Williamsburg, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Carter's Grove Plantation & Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Colonial Williamsburg and Colonial ...
3.9/5Good! (445 reviews)
"I liked the cleanliness of room"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Williamsburg East (Busch Gardens), VA
The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts
The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
3601 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA
The price is £113 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Located in the historical district, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of College of William and Mary, Jamestown Settlement and Abby Aldrich ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,974 reviews)
"We booked this resort because of its close proximity to local attractions. The surrounding area was easy to navigate. This property is absolutely beautiful! We enjoyed our 4 night stay. It rained most of our visit so we were unable to enjoy the pool but did squeeze in putt-putt. We definitely will ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

The Historic Powhatan Resort by Diamond Resorts
Wyndham Garden Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
Wyndham Garden Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
3 out of 5
201 Water Country Pkwy, Williamsburg, VA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £91 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Water Country USA and within 6 miles (10 km) of Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Colonial ...
3.7/5Good! (938 reviews)
"The hotel was very nice and clean, staff was very helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

Wyndham Garden Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Home 5 Mi to Colonial Pkwy, 11 Mi to Busch Gardens
Home 5 Mi to Colonial Pkwy, 11 Mi to Busch Gardens
5336 Aden Court, Williamsburg, VA
This family-friendly Williamsburg holiday home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Williamsburg Premium Outlets, Alewerks Brewing Company and Ripley's Believe It or Not!. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (15 reviews)
Nice tidy apartment with strong potpourri scent
"Nice, clean, apartment. Apartment for the most part was very clean, and smelled of potpourri. My only suggestion would be to shampoo master bedroom carpets, which were a tad sticky in some areas. We worked around this by leaving our slippers on. Host gave simple check-in/check-out instructions via ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jun 2021

Home 5 Mi to Colonial Pkwy, 11 Mi to Busch Gardens
Kingsmill Water-view Studio, Minutes to Busch Gardens & Colonial Williamsburg!
Kingsmill Water-view Studio, Minutes to Busch Gardens & Colonial Williamsburg!
606 Pettus Ordinary, 6062, Williamsburg, VA
Located in Kingsmill, this condo is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Kingsmill Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Colonial National Historical Park ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
Home away from home!
"I couldn't of found a better place for us to stay. The place is very clean, and smelled amazing. It is about 5min from Bush Garden. The owners are so nice and are very easy to reach if needed. There was plenty of security as well. I felt very safe. I will stay here again when I am back in town."

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2021

Kingsmill Water-view Studio, Minutes to Busch Gardens & Colonial Williamsburg!
Book A Piece of History at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg Virginia!
Book A Piece of History at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg Virginia!
241 Padgett's Ordinary, 2411, Williamsburg, VA
Located in Kingsmill, this condo is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Kingsmill Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Redoubt Park is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Great location, comfortable stay
"We enjoyed the convenience of staying so close to the river course as we volunteered for the LPGA tournament for the week. Communication and access were fantastic and we could walk to everything we needed at Kingsmill. The condo was comfortable and quiet and worked well as a base of operations for ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2021

Book A Piece of History at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg Virginia!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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