Williamsburg, Virginia Family Vacation
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- At a Glance
The historic triangle of Virginia towns is perhaps one of the most rich vacation experiences for the American family, packed with history, culture, and outdoor fun that truly transports kids back in time for a firsthand experience of early settlers and colonial American life. Donning a three-pointed hat or a mob cap, children will become fully engaged with the interpreters of Williamsburg's historic district, gladly jumping into everyday chores, imagining life on the brink of revolution, and escaping into the simple games of the time. A visit to the battlefield at Yorktown is the chance to imagine Cornwallis' surrender to Washington, while the Indian village and excellent museum at the Jamestown Settlement reveal the stories behind the first English contact in Virginia. Virginia's historic triangle should top every family's list of must-visit destinations.
Kids will have first-hand knowledge of and appreciation for the hard life of a colonial child and the ins and outs of working a plantation at the conclusion of this 90-minute demonstration program -- and will love every minute it. Kids as young as 7 or 8...
The almost-hidden theme park is split into seven European countries (most real, one made-up) -- England, Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, France, and "New France" (French Canada) -- a nod to the European heritage that was the foundation of America. ...
A wonderland of American history, Colonial Williamsburg is a feast of fun that transports the family back to the eighteenth century and immerses it in everyday colonial life. The 301-acre city is open only to foot traffic and carriages, and in...
Kids love returning "home" to one of the 26 charming period houses scattered throughout the historic area, using eighteenth-century keys to unlock the door to their house. The family-sized cottages, some with as many as 16 rooms, offer a real feel for eig...
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Simply put, this is kids' hotel Nirvana. The lodge-like Great Wolf features a massive indoor water park with slides, a surf simulator, and more; animated creatures entertain throughout the lobby, while rooms feature family-friendly camping and cabin...
Just a few minutes' drive from all three of the historic towns, Kingsmill is a treat for active families, with tennis, golf, and a spa for soothing tired muscles; paddle boats and kayaks for watery exploration on the James River; and a playground...
Hotel / Motel
Halfway between Williamsburg and the Jamestown Settlement, there's nothing half-baked about this pie company, where "pie" stands for pot, pizza, and dessert varieties and everyone can find a favorite. Adventurous eaters will want to try...
Leave some extra time -- and extra room in the tummy -- for breakfast at the Capitol. Just outside the historic area, it's a divine spot for pancake and waffle lovers, with 19 varieties of flapjacks and waffles for the kids to choose from, plus a huge sel...
Chowning's offers barbeque and sandwiches for lunch and dinner inside, as well as walk-up service in a garden setting. Kids will enjoy a frothy Williamsburg-made root beer with their meal, and will delight in the evening entertainment: strolling...
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A Treasure Trove of History and All-American FunA Family Vacation in Williamsburg, VA with Babies
1.Busch Gardens EuropeBusch Gardens Europe
One Busch Gardens Boulevard
2.Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight TourGhosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour
Meets at 345 West Duke of Gloucester Street
Colonial Williamsburg , 23185
3.Historic JamestowneHistoric Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway
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