Traveling through the Past the Williamsburg Way!

Do you have a Williamsburg, VA, vacation on your mind? Early American history can’t be seen in better detail elsewhere, and you surely have made the right decision if you are planning on visiting here!

Colonial Williamsburg

Called the largest living history museum in the world, Colonial Williamsburg is one of the best vacay spots for families and singles alike. There is a lot to see and do in this city and you will find yourself fully immersed into 18th century life.

There are over a hundred original and reconstructed buildings here from the 1700s, some of which you can see during your time here. Not just that, costumed interpreters recreate the life of those times for you to get an idea of how people lived then.

Governor’s Palace

On your vacation here, you must not miss the Governor’s Palace. While the original building got burned down, its replica stands today for your eyes to feast on. Its interiors are lavish and tasteful and the outside landscaping is stunning with terraced formal gardens and a hedge maze.

George Wythe House

Built originally for a famous lawyer, the George Wythe House was once the stateliest private home in Williamsburg. Its furnishings and interiors are full of period pieces and you can check out the outbuildings too, which include a stable, kitchen, smokehouse, and more, to get an idea of life in the 1700s here.

Busch Gardens

If all that history is boring you now, and the family is asking for some hours of unadulterated fun, this must be your next stop. The Busch Gardens are a rare combination of a zoo, playground, Adventure Park, and even an entertainment area.

Here you can have unlimited fun – from riding in a teacup to meeting the Muppets and from clapping to Bavarian Oompah bands to cruising the ‘Rhine’!

If you are an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love riding the super scary Alpengeist, which at almost 200 feet is among the tallest and fastest roller coasters in the world. If you are not so inclined, you can spend some sedate hours at the Highland Stables, Wolf Haven, or the aviary.

Tavern Hopping

In earlier times, locals and travelers gathered at taverns for grub and glug. You too can do the same at the taverns here in Williamsburg. Start your tavern journey at the Raleigh Tavern and then move on to Wetherburn’s Tavern, both of which held banquets and balls in past times.

For fancy dining, you can head over to the King’s Arms Tavern and if you aren’t feeling that fancy, you can visit the Chowning’s Tavern, where you shall be greeted with traditional English food, colonial games, and music.

Fans of George Washington can visit his favorite, Christina Campbell’s Tavern, and chomp down delicious seafood dishes, just like he did. Or you can enjoy the home-style fare at the Shields Tavern.

You can call it a day by taking a two-hour ghost and witch tour of Williamsburg in which a costumed guide will regale you with stories of paranormal activities and local legends.Tokei

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