Frommers has listed Colonial Williamsburg as one of the Top 100 places to take your kids. This Virginia destination is an easy drive from most East Coast cities. Three airports (Norfolk, Richmond and Newport News) are within a 1 hour drive.
“One of our best family vacations ever was a 3-day getaway to Colonial Williamsburg, one of those summer trips we’d postponed for years, waiting until all three kids were old enough to make sense of its history. The weather was sweltering hot, then pouring rain — and none of that mattered. Williamsburg works on so many levels, it’s a slam-dunk. The kids learned a lot, but they also had more fun than we ever expected.
It’s also a relative bargain, considering how much Williamsburg offers for the money. Rockefeller money underwrites the 301-acre site of Virginia’s colonial capital, sprucely maintaining its 88 original buildings (houses, shops, offices, inns, courthouse, jail, armory, Capitol, the works) and hiring a top-notch staff to run things so graciously, 21st-century hassles seem to disappear. We bought a package pass that admitted us to three Historic Triangle sites, which we visited in chronological order: Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown (our pass also threw in nearby Busch Gardens and Water Country USA).”
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