Best Things to Do in Williamsburg

The US News offers these recommendations of things to do in Williamsburg

For an American history lesson unlike any other, you’ve come to the right place. This town prides itself on its living history museums, which include Colonial Williamsburg and the cluster of sites around Jamestown. When you need a break from the past, plan a visit to the area’s Busch Gardens or Water Country USA.

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#1

Colonial Williamsburg

Score: 4.0

Colonial Williamsburg

  • Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Tours
  • Time to Spend: More than Full Day

Why go: According to many, this site is like a Disney theme park for history fanatics. Like …continue

#2

Water Country USA

Score: 4.0

Water Country USA

  • Type: Amusement Parks, Swimming/Pools
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day

Why go: If you can stand the large crowds, you should be more than pleased with Water …continue

#3

Busch Gardens

Score: 4.0

Busch Gardens

  • Type: Amusement Parks
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day

Why go: One of the real perks of this theme park, located southeast of Williamsburg, is that …continue

#4

Jamestown

Score: 3.5

Jamestown

  • Type: Monuments and Memorials, Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day

Why go: You’ve probably heard the legends of the settlers that first arrived in the spring …continue

#5

Williamsburg Winery

Score: 3.5

Williamsburg Winery

  • Type: Wineries/Breweries
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours

Why go: Though this winery is only an approximate 10-minute drive south of central Williamsburg, travelers describe …continue

#6
Yorktown Battlefield

Score: 3.0

Yorktown Battlefield

  • Type: Sightseeing
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours

Why go: With so many spots devoted to colonial and Revolutionary history in the Williamsburg area, what …continue

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