Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area is an 18th-century town restored to the time this it was Britain's largest colony of the new world. It is truly an outdoor living museum with over 500 public buildings, homes, stores, taverns and some of the most beautiful gardens that one can experience. Upon visiting Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area you will find tradesmen demonstrating over 30 historic trades and domestic crafts and character actors recreating history.
Busch Gardens is an action-packed European themed adventure park with 17th Century Charm and 21st Century technology. Voted America's Most Beautiful Theme Park twenty-one years in a row, at Busch Gardens you will enjoy culinary delights from all over the world, spectacular shopping, main stage shows and Busch Gardens exciting costers and rides for the thrill seeker in all of us.
You are gonna have a blast at water Country USA, the largest water park in the Mid-Atlantic. Lazy rivers, wave pools and daring slides are waiting at this rock and roll themed park.
There is plenty of excitement for the whole family with more than 40 acres of pools including spacious kiddie pools for the little guys to splish splash away, and plenty of lounge chairs and shade for mom and dad. When it is time for adventure, look no further. With more than 30 rides and attractions there are heart pounding drops waiting on favorite rides like Vanish Point a 75 foot towering slide that opened in opened in 2011.
This amazing park is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day.
The Williamsburg Winery and its vintages are highly awarded having been named among "The Best Wines in the World" by the Decanter World Wine Awards of London. The most popular wine, "The Governor's White" was awarded a Gold Medal within two weeks of its release in 1988. Adding to their uniqueness and paying homage to the area's rich history, most of the wines made at the Williamsburg Winery feature historical references on the back of each bottle.
Jamestown celebrates the site of the first permanent english settlement in America, dating back to May 1607. Now, 400 years later you can experience life as the settlers did. With plenty of hands on exhibits you can explore the Indian village, participate in an archeological dig and see replicas of the ships that crossed the Atlantic.
Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours is the number one rated Haunted Tour in Williamsburg! Enjoy an evening guided by and actual resident of the 18th Century Historic Area who has all of the gossip of the day. With all of the juicy details that you didn't get in the official daytime tour, Spooks and Legends offers a walking tour that last through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Area and is entertainment for the entire family. Tours are offered seasonally weather permitting.
Expect the unexpected at Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum and 4-D Theatre. Thousands of unusual and astonishing atrifacts can be found inside the "Odditorium," and you will enter the 4th dimension courtescy of our 4-D theatre. Feeling lucky? Take on the challenge of the Impossible Laser Race where you test your skills in making it through a maze of lasers without touching them. You will enjoy hours of family fun courtescy of Mr. Ripley!
Williamsburg's theme parks and historical attractions aren't the area's only draw. Here you will find beautiful parks along both the York River and James River with spectacular bird watching, bike trails, hiking trails, canoes and paddle boats. There is something for the nature lover in all of us!