Although there are many different tourist attractions in Williamsburg, some are much more fun and exciting than others. In Williamsburg, you will find something that everyone you are traveling with will love. If you need help deciding what to do while you are in the area, check out the list below.
10. Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course
At Go Ape Treetop Adventure, your family will enjoy the obstacles set up in the trees. For children and adults ten and over, there is a more difficult course set up for exploration. Not only is this a fun adventure, but it is also a great sightseeing of the city. The course consists of rope ladders, zip-lines, trapeze swings and spider-web ladders. For younger children, there is a junior course. The adult course takes two to three hours to complete and costs $57 per adult and $37 for children aged 10 to 15. The junior course costs $27 per person and takes anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours.
The beer-lovers you are traveling with will love to stop at AleWerks. The brewery offers tours Monday through Saturday. From Monday through Friday, you can take a trip at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, tours are offered at 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. No tours are offered on Sundays. During the tour, you will learn how the brewery creates its beers and see the facility where the beer is brewed, bottled and labeled. Tours take about 40 minutes and cost $8 per person over 21. After the tour, you will get back to the Taproom for a guided taste. The Taproom is open every day of the week, but hours vary, so you may want to check the brewery’s website for hours.
8. Bay Country Kayaking
If you like to spend time out on the water, you may want to consider taking an outing with Bay Country Kayaking. The company offers trip to a variety of locations, but the closest to the area will be the New Quarter Park tour. They will take between two and half and three hours and will cost $60. This is a cool activity for a weekend in the area, as you will not only get to explore the region, but you can do so in a fun way. The company also offers a lodging package and a charter package if you are interested in doing either of those things.
7. Merchants Square
With so many things to do in Williamsburg, Virginia, you may have a hard time going shopping, but you should go to Merchants Square for a really great shopping experience. With shops both new and old, you will find all sorts of things to bring home with you from vacation. One of the best parts about Merchants Square is that it is free to wander about. Not only can you shop in the square, but you can also eat at any of the dozen or so restaurants in the neighborhood.
6. Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens is a great place for the kids to experience a lot of excitement. With a bunch of different rides, activities and shows, there is something for everyone here. For a special treat, take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour so you can see how things in the park work, including how trainers work with the animals and how Christmas Town is set up. The park also hosts a number of different shows that you may enjoy. You will have to check the website to see what they will be performing and when. You can purchase tickets for the park online.
5. Governor’s Palace
Another historical destination in the area, the Governor’s Palace is a must-see location. As part of Colonial Williamsburg, you may consider visiting the whole area. If you don’t have time to visit the entire colonial region, be sure to at least tour the Governor’s Palace. If you are interested in one of the many events that you may attend, be sure to check the location’s website for details on different events, including Secrets of the Chocolate Maker and Palace Concerts. The building is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
4. Historic Jamestowne
Located near Williamsburg, Historic Jamestowne is a great place to see due to the historical significance of the area. Your party can take a walk or an educational tour of the town and you can see archeological dig sites. While wandering around the area, you may see a variety of different animal species, as well, as there is a national park nearby. Statues of a number of different historical figures can be found on these grounds. If you do decide to stop by Historic Jamestowne, you should stop by the visitor’s center first.
3. Williamsburg Charter Sails
Take a cruise with Williamsburg Charter Sails that will please even the most avid of sailors. The company offers seven different outing options, including a lesson tour and a historical trip where you will see a few different historical sites while you sail along the York River. The most popular cruise is the adventure cruise where you will be able to relax with your family or friends. This would also be a great trip for you and your significant other, as you enjoy a romantic afternoon on the waters of the York River and the Chesapeake Bay. Pricing information can be found on the website, but prices start at $130. You will want to make reservations, which you can do through the company’s website today.
2. Taste of Williamsburg Food Tours
Food tours are a great way to make your way through a new city, and Taste of Williamsburg offers the best food tours in the city. With this company, you will go to nine different places to taste a variety of different foods and beverages. These tours start at $44, but if you are interested, you can add on a 30 minute walking tour of The College of William and Mary’s Ancient and Old Campuses. The add-on will cost an extra $10 per person. The food tours start at 1:30 p.m. and end between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m.
1. Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg will take you to the past. The area is full of 18th-century homes and other buildings, and there is residence that you can interact with, as well. If you are interested in a tour, you should consider taking one of the 20 daily tours that may be either guided or self-guided. Your family will enjoy watching people create the objects of their trades. There are museums in the town that you can browse through and shopping and dining experiences you can enjoy, as well. Single day tickets cost $40 per adult and $20 per child, but there are other ticket options, as well.
Even though there are many different places to visit in Williamsburg, you can be sure that this list has some of the best attractions the city has to offer. There is something for everyone in your party in the town, so you are sure to have a great time, as is everyone else in your group.