Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia

As one of the most historic areas in the country, Williamsburg is a great area for a family trip.


Historic Williamsburg, Virginia is a beacon for rich history and a great destination for art lovers. There are three art museums for guests to visit as well as dozens of old or restored buildings to explore. This isn’t just a place for history buffs; there’s even great things to do in Williamsburg, Va for kids! 

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Things to Do in Williamsburg, Virginia

    • Colonial Williamsburg -
      Travelers who love history will be in heaven when it comes to this destination.  With a number of amazing museums, historical tours and sites, Williamsburg offers a look at times gone by.  With a rich history dating back to Revolutionary-War times as well as historical sites from the Civil War, visitors will be able to learn more about our great nation's past.  For more information and all the things you can do there, visit their website: "Colonial Williamsburg"
    • Busch Gardens Amusement Park -
      Ranked as one of the top things to do in Williamsburg by Tripadvisor, Busch Gardens also won the Tripadvisor 2015 Traveler's Choice Award.  With six roller coasters, including the new Tempesto, and a host of other amusement rides, Busch Gardens can be a perfect way to spend a day.  There is also an attached Waterpark where you or the kids can cool off on hotter days!  For more info about the park, visit their website: "Busch Gardens in Williamsburg"
    • Historic Jamestowne -
      Another perk for the history-loving vacationer, Historic Jamestowne offers a chance to look back in time.  Travelers can learn all about the settlement, check out some really interesting exhibits and even take part in activities designed for the whole family.
    • Wine - The Williamsburg Winery is located very close to our property and offers travelers who love wine a great place to learn, buy and taste.  The staff is extremely knowledgeable and are more than willing to help you pick out the right wine for you.  The winery also serves food, check out their website for more information.
    • Ghost, Witches and Vampire Tours -
      When the sun sets in Colonial Williamburg, travelers can take a walking tour of areas in the town and search for things that go bump in the night.  There are a number of services in the area that offer tours of graveyards, houses and the town to learn more about history and search for ghosts and ghouls.  Check out the Colonial Ghost Tour website: "Colonial Ghosts"
    • Shopping -
      Both the Williamsburg Premium Outlets and Williamsburg Merchants Square offer visitors the chance at finding deals, the perfect souvenir and more.   With 135 Outlet Stores, travelers can check out some major brands at much cheaper prices.  In Merchants Square, vacationers can visit local shops, eat in some delicious restaurants and even take part in live events that happen daily.
    • Golfing - 
      There are a number of golf courses nearby, offering the chance at playing for a day, or your whole trip!  Depending on how much you love golf, or who your companions are, travelers who love hitting the links will be able to golf and are sure to have a great time.
What to Pack

When traveling to Williamsburg, visitors should take into account what they will be doing on the trip.  The majority of the attractions in Williamsburg are a more laid-back, casual environment.  From checking out museums and historical areas to spending a day at Busch Gardens.  Travelers will want to bring along mostly causal wear along with some comfortable shoes to walk around in.  In the summer months the temperature can be up near 90, so it's a good idea to bring shorts and T-Shirts, however even then the lower temperatures will require long pants and sweatshirts.  There are some nicer restaurants in the area, so you may want to pack a set or two of nicer clothes.  Oh!  Don't forget to bring a swimsuit for the water park at Busch Gardens!  Check out our Sundance Vacations Packing Tips video for some more tips on what to pack for any vacation.


Williamsburg has a public bus that can be used to get around town, obviously there are routes which may or may not get you to your destination. In the downtown Colonial area, travelers will be able to walk around to most attractions, but will most likely need a car for all other things. As most of the other attractions are spread out in this destination, a rental car could be a great option for you. If you are looking to save some money on that rental car, check out this article on our Sundance Vacations Travel Blog, “Ten Tips for Saving Money on Rental Cars”

Notable Navigation

Transportation to Destination

  • Drive to Downtown Colonial Williamsburg
  • Drive to Busch Gardens Amusement Park
  • Drive to Richmond VA
  • Drive to Norfolk VA
  • Drive to Virginia Beach VA
  • Drive to Washington DC

Amount of Time

  • 15 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes
  • 52 Minutes
  • 1 Hour
  • 1 Hour 12 minutes
  • 3 Hours
Fun Facts
  1. Williamsburg was founded in 1632.
  2. Colonial Williamsburg was created in-part thanks to John D. Rockefeller, who provided a lot of capital to help restore the town in the 1920s.
  3. Virginia is the only state that has the same state tree and state flower, the Flowering Dogwood Tree.
  4. Virginia was home to the most Civil War battles.