Welcome to Williamsburg, Virginia!
Nowhere else does the exciting story of America come to life more vividly than in America’s Historic Triangle: Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.
Located a short 55-mile drive from the Norfolk International Airport and less than 25 miles from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, the Historic Triangle provides the unique opportunity to travel back through our country’s history while also enjoying exhilarating theme parks, great shopping, fine dining, award-winning golf and some of the most beautiful nature trails, byways and waterways in the country.
Forget history as boring timelines and look-but-don’t-touch exhibits! Here the past comes to life and puts you in the center of it all. At Historic Jamestowne, site of America’s first permanent English settlement, talk with archaeologists as they continue to unearth the 1607 James Fort and more clues to our past. At nearby Jamestown Settlement, board the settlers’ replica ships and explore the recreated Indian village, colonial fort and seasonal riverfront discovery area filled with hands-on activities. Join the debate on liberty and independence at Colonial Williamsburg during its Revolutionary City street theater programs, and talk with “People of the Past” as they present the hope, doubt and triumphs of the Revolution on a human scale. Enjoy the charm and riverfront of Historic Yorktown, and follow in the footsteps of General George Washington at Yorktown Battlefield, where the decisive battle of the American Revolution was won. Help fire a Continental Army cannon and learn about America’s dynamic journey from colony to nationhood at the Yorktown Victory Center.
For non-stop excitement, enjoy Old World ambiance blended with 21st-century technology at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park” for 21 consecutive years. Six beautifully landscaped European "countries" are the settings for more than 50 rides and attractions, including four of the world's best rollers coasters and new Mäch Tower, which rotates you 240 feet in the air, and then …! Catch your breath by taking in stage shows that offer live musical and dance performances, animal antics and 4-D theater experiences, or wander with your youngest family members through the park’s “Sesame Street Forest of Fun.”
Cooling off is easy at Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic’s largest water park with nearly 45 acres of pools, children’s play areas and water rides themed to the 1950s and ‘60s surf era.. Float down a lazy river, go white water rafting, race down a flume, spin through wet tunnels of fun, or drop slide from as high as 75 feet, reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.
Greater Williamsburg is also a shopper’s paradise, with everything from designer bargains at one of the nation’s top-ten outlets to one-of-a kind items at artisan stores and museum shops. You can pick your way to relax and unwind, too, from stellar spas to championship golf courses to wine tastings, then head out in the evening for entertainment that ranges from concerts to sunset sails, ghost tours by lantern to fireworks under summer skies.
For more information to help with your weekend getaway or weeklong escape from everyday life, go to www.ExploreWilliamsburg.com or call (800) 368-6511.