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Williamsburg Local Attractions

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Local Attractions

Busch Gardens (2 miles)

There’s no shortage of fun at this amazing tourist attraction. From exciting rides to visits with exotic animals to fantastic dining, you will experience all the fun of a perfect vacation!  

Water Country USA (3 miles)

Water is the name of the game at this popular park. Whether you’re in the mood for a thrilling slide or a calm pool, you’re destined to have a memorable time!

College of William & Mary (1.5 miles)

As the second oldest college in the nation, this university has a lot to offer scholars and visitors alike. Not only is it a distinguished research facility, this top-rated academic institution has some of the most accomplished athletes around. From football to golf to soccer, join the campus fun and root for a wide array of great players.

Golden Horseshoe Golf Club (1.5 miles)

Got golf on your mind? Then you need to visit this iconic club without delay. Considered the home of one of the best courses in the country and the world, this is the place to be for everything golf. While you’re there, don’t forget to sample the two exquisite restaurants.

Yankee Candle Flagship (6 miles)

Every kind of candle is at your fingertips at this fantastic store. While you’re choosing the perfect item, you can also enjoy daily events, including wax art, delightful strolls through Holiday Park and musical mice that sing all about Williamsburg!

Premium Outlet Mall (6 miles)

If you’re looking for a great deal on top brands, this is definitely the mall to visit. With 135 outlet stores, you are sure to find terrific discounts on clothes, jewelry and so much more!

Williamsburg Pottery Factory (7 miles)

Since 1938, the Williamsburg Pottery Factory has drawn customers from around the world. That’s because you can always find high quality pottery at extremely reasonable prices. So don’t leave town without picking out a piece to remind you of your days in Williamsburg.

Warhill Sports Complex (8 miles)

In the mood for some sports? Then you must carve out time to visit this amazing complex. From lighted baseball fields and outdoor basketball courts to walking trails and shoreline fishing, you can certainly spend the whole day at this 50,000 square foot complex.

Go Karts Plus (10 miles)

Whether you’re a serious go kart enthusiast or you’re more into rollercoasters and golf, you’ll never be bored at this amazing park. From four exciting tracks to bumper cars and even a video arcade, there’s something for everyone!

Jamestown Settlement (10 miles)

Ever wonder what it was like to live in America’s first colony? Now you don’t have to speculate any longer! You can experience these early days through film, exhibits and events. Plus, make sure to get onboard the three replicas of ships that traveled from England to Virginia.

Jamestown Beach (10 miles)

Interested in a quiet picnic? Or how about spending a peaceful afternoon tanning on the beach? Then don’t waste another second and head to one of the most popular Williamsburg destinations. This beachfront park is even dog-friendly. So you can bring your entire family here to enjoy great cookouts and beautiful sunsets.

Yorktown Victory Center & New American Revolution Museum (11 miles)

Even as the museum continues its extensive renovation, you can come see its beloved exhibits on American history. Make sure to view the detailed chronicle of the Revolution. You’re sure to learn fascinating facts about this exciting period in the country’s development.

Yorktown Beach (15 miles)

It’s a beach that truly stands out from the rest. With two acres of sandy space, there’s plenty of room for you to enjoy a great variety of outdoor activities. From boating to swimming to fishing and even just relaxing, you’re free to experience it all at this beautiful location.

Yorktown Battlefield (15 miles)

See the exact place where the country fought its last significant battle for independence. You can also show your respect for the fallen soldiers at the Yorktown National Cemetery.


Local Events

No matter what time of year you visit, Williamsburg, Virginia offers a colorful host of events. From historic battle reenactments and holiday celebrations to seasonal festivals, food and wine events, concerts, craft shows and more, you will find limitless opportunities to get caught up in the fun!

Farmers Market (Every Saturday From March To December)

Looking for the freshest produce around? Then don’t miss your chance to pick up some of the best seasonal food and farm products available in Williamsburg.

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream (October)

Are you courageous enough to enter this park during the most haunted of holidays? If so, you don’t want to overlook this yearly event! From seriously scary houses to woods filled with blood-curdling surprises, you will get your fill of fear and have a terrifying time!

Busch Gardens Christmas Town (December)

Holiday traditions and family cheer are ready to greet you at this very popular event. Make sure to come for the fantastic shows, delicious dining and shopping galore during the holiday season. Plus, there’s plenty of hot chocolate and more than eight million sparkling lights to admire in Christmas Town. Start planning your visit today!

Grand Illumination (December)

Kick off the holidays with Williamsburg’s inspiring annual celebration. The Revolutionary City lights up each year with fireworks, bonfires and beautiful candles in so many windows! It’s a sight you just have to see to appreciate. Live music and kids’ activities top off this joyous Williamsburg custom.

Williamsburg Arts and Craft Show

The first weekend of October is devoted to fabulous arts and crafts in Williamsburg. Local artists as well as talented artisans from multiple states will showcase their work during this annual festival. Plus, if you have literary leanings, there will be a long list of great authors ready to sign their books.

Williamsburg Food & Wine Festival

If food is your passion, then you need to get to Busch Gardens for this delectable display of deliciousness! You’ll have the chance to taste dishes from around the world while touring this lovely park.

Williamsburg Greek Festival

From Greek cuisine and live music to authentic jewelry and home goods, you will be amazed at the many offerings at this October celebration. Have a taste of this energetic and creative culture for an experience you won’t soon forget!

William & Mary Homecoming

In honor of another terrific school year, William & Mary hosts this fantastic annual celebration. Enjoy great football and watch a special parade at the festivities. You will soon discover why this college stands out from the rest!

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