Your Williamsburg vacation
George Washington. Thomas Jefferson. Patrick Henry. Founding fathers who shared a common thread: They've all roamed the streets of Williamsburg. More than any other colonial city, Williamsburg is proud to share its role in the birth of America, and has the relics, buildings and battlefields to prove it.
Where else can you go inside a hut in a Powhatan village, see 20 trades professionals utilize 18th century tools and wander into the oldest college building in the U.S.? But Williamsburg is more than a living-history museum. Find American past times – water slides, roller coasters and shops – well-represented here, too.
Let Orbitz help you plan your Williamsburg vacation, whether you're booking flights, hotels or car rentals, or just looking for the best attractions in this historical town.
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The recently renovated Westgate Historic Williamsburg provides relaxing, period-specific accommodations just 1.5 miles from Colonial Williamsburg, the restored 18th-century capital of colonial Virginia. Busch Gardens Europe and Water Country USA are only a 10-minute drive... More
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The Days Inn Historic Williamsburg modernized its guest amenities with a multi-million dollar renovation to create a guest experience that combines the historic elements of Williamsburg and upgraded amenities that guests expect. This AAA 3 Diamond, 100 percent non-smoking... More
Budget Williamsburg hotel near water parks, outlets and Busch GardensThe Best Western Historic Area in Williamsburg is ideally situated near Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg Prime Outlets, Busch Gardens and Water County USA. Renovated rooms boast modern touches such as... More
AN OFFICIAL COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL Surrounded by the comforting warmth that?s a hallmark of American folk art, relax at the newly-renovated Williamsburg Lodge. Guest room furnishings are inspired by the collections of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and... More
Experience life as it was in our nation's yesterdays at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Williamsburg VA hotel. Explore the homes and buildings where men like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry inspired the fight for independence. About 2 hours south of... More
We are conveniently located just minutes away from all the local attractions including Colonial Williamsburg, the outlets, theme parks, college of William and Mary, and area restaurants. The 104 room recently renovated property offers amenities and services designed to... More
Colonial Williamsburg hotel with easy access to historical sitesThe location of the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites could not be more convenient for Virginia history buffs. The hotel is right next to the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center. Guests can walk to... More
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The Country Inn & Suites - Williamsburg East offers a smoke free hotel with complimentary hot breakfast for all guests. Unwind at the end of the day in our outdoor pool, picnic area, fitness room or Video Gameroom. All of our guest rooms have complimentary high speed... More
Closest hotel to Historic Colonial Williamsburg and just two miles from Busch Gardens and Water Country USA Parks. Shopping centers, outlet malls and restaurants nearby. The hotel is on the bus line that will take you throughout the town for a small fee. The on-site... More
Experience more at the all-suite Embassy Suites Williamsburg hotel, offering more choice and control with a wide range of comforting facilities during your stay in central Williamsburg. Wake up and enjoy a morning boost with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, just the way... More
"Be part of the story" is Colonial Williamsburg's tagline -- and apropos considering the painstaking details that have been captured here to reflect life in the 1700s. Through cobblestone streets, you'll find blacksmiths, milliners, cooks, soldiers, cobblers, perhaps even Thomas Jefferson himself.
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Who needs a trip to Europe when Germany, Italy and England have all been recreated in one manageable, kid-friendly space? Nestled in a forest, the Old Country entices with rides, games and shows for all ages. Drink ale from a stein in a gorgeous beer hall, get jerked and splashed in the Roman Rapids, cool off on a Rhine River cruise and by all means, tame the Loch Ness Monster, a roller coaster worth every loop and dive.
Oct. 19, 1781 is a date forever etched in revolutionary history, especially on these grounds, where America won her independence from Great Britain. Walk with a part of the British militia as park rangers share battle tales, and learn how artillery played a role in the Siege of Yorktown. Don't worry, moms and dads, these guns don't actually fire.
College of William & Mary
Chartered by King William III and Queen Mary II of England, the second-oldest college in the United States bears hallowed halls that once housed presidential pupils such as Thomas Jefferson, John Tyler and James Monroe. Along with its historical recognition and academic reputation, William and Mary is just so darn pretty. Think 1,200 acres of well-manicured grounds, a sparkling lake and (the goosebump-inducing) oldest college building in America.
The York River sets the scene for patriotic strolls with The Fifes and Drums of York Town. What's even more American than that? Engaging in some good old-fashioned consumerism at the multiple shops and restaurants along the water. At the end of the walk, the ultimate reward: a heaping ice cream cone.
Water Country USA
Definitely make a day of this. Between the shoots, falls and newest attraction – Vanish Point, a 75-foot drop – this amusement park will leave you drenched, terrified, sun-kissed and exhausted. Of course, on a summer day, we couldn't have asked for a better distraction.
See the Civil War headquarters of General McClellan where "Taps" was composed, and the site of the first Thanksgiving. Stroll the plantation's lush terraces and fragrant gardens overlooking the James River.
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A family trip wouldn't be complete without a shopping fix. Head here for savings on Calvin Klein, J. Crew, Juicy Couture, a few apparel lines represented among 135 stores. A VIP Shopper Club and group tours invite shopaholics to cash in on even more savings.
The refrigerator doesn't need another magnet to remind you of your travels. Instead, hit this artisan retail outlet for unique finds, from salt-glazed pottery to custom silk floral arrangements. The Pottery also sells clothing, furniture, food and linens, too. A word of advice: Bring the walking shoes and your car -- you've got 200 acres to cover.