Williamsburg, Virginia is a curious blend of a town that caters to families and a living museum. Walk along the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, ride a rollercoaster or two at Busch Gardens, admire the beautiful Williamsburg Botanical Garden, and take a bike ride at Freedom Park. There are places throughout the city people of every age will appreciate! Take a look at this carefully crafted list of five places you need to see in Williamsburg.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Located about 60 miles from Virginia Beach, Busch Gardens® Williamsburg is a 383-acre theme park with artfully landscaped villages and six countries for visitors to explore. The park provides adventures for people of all ages with its thrilling rides including a roller coaster that drops 90 degrees from 205 feet or one that launches riders 63 miles per hour. The park also offers various shopping options, world-class dining and shows, multiple kid-friendly attractions and fun seasonal events.
If you want to learn more about the archaeological discoveries in the area, take a tour on Jamestown Island on foot with a member of the team to see excavation sites and ask questions. Take advantage of the bevy of activities and games for the family such as hands-on activities at the Ed Shed where visitors can discover artifacts like the archaeologists. Historic Jamestowne also offers various special seasonal events. Visit the website to find more information.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Do you have an appreciation of the arts? This museum is the first in the country and ones of the world’s oldest Museum devoted to the preservation and exhibition of American folk art. Inside the various galleries of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, you’ll view a breathtaking variety of sculptures, paintings, and brilliant objects created by self-trained, gifted artists.
Williamsburg Botanical Garden
The non-profit botanical garden offers guests free admission from 7:00 am through sunset 365 days a year. The mission of Williamsburg Botanical Garden is to enhance the life of visitors and residents by offering beautiful gardens and year-round educational and recreational programs. While you’re there, don’t miss the butterflies in the garden, a great opportunity to see hundreds of native butterflies close up. Check out the wildflower meadow, daffodil border, and the wetlands, which includes a swamp and a freshwater marsh to see nature in all its glory. The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is located at Freedom Park.
This park offers a little bit of everything to its visitors. It’s the perfect place to be active or enjoy some leisure time; the decision is yours. The 600-acre retreat features around 2 miles of trails, one is a 1-mile paved ADA accessible trail. It is also home to 20 miles of bike trails that wind through forests, open meadows, and along creeks showing riders historical sites on their ride. The Treetop Junior Course and GoApe Treetop Adventure Course allow visitors to discover the park via zip lines and Tarzan swings, giving a one of a kind vantage point.
It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling with the entire family or your significant other, if you’re looking for the chance to have fun, learn some new things, enjoy the great outdoors, and experience some thrills, Williamsburg, VA is the right place for you. For elegant accommodations, check out the Westgate. America’s Historic Triangle will meet all of yours desires – it’s the perfect U.S. destination for everyone.