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Any advice for Williamsburg, VA travels?

August 2nd, 2011 at 08:44 am


OK, the vacation count-down is to 3 days. We look like an organized war zone in my living room (can't decide between two coolers, both are there) - bin of snacks/food items - bin of toiletries - bin of OTC meds - each child's backpack with their personal items to keep them occupied - bin with portable DVD players and movies - suitcase with piles of clothes, etc.

We've got the directions to/from, and we plan on seeing Busch Gardens, Colonial Williamsburg, and Jamestown (but I can't decide on Settlement or Island).

Any tips for travel, places off the beaten path to stop at are greatly appreciated.

3 Responses to “Any advice for Williamsburg, VA travels?”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    It's been a while since I've been there, but if you like to shop for bargains the Williamsburg Pottery used to be a big draw.

    I'd recommend you eat at least one of your meals at one of the historic taverns. Not cheap, but a great experience.

    You might want to take a look at the campus of William and Mary; it's very interesting -- also see if they have any summer theater going on. Glenn Close cut her teeth at Wm & Mary -- I got to see her in several productions when she was just a student actor! Anyway, their theater is GOOD.

    It will be hot, so tour the historic area as early as you can. The Governor's Palace was my favorite, but the Capitol and the Gaol are also very interesting.

    I haven't been to Jamestown or Busch Gardens in a really long time, so I can't advise you there!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    No advice, but I hope you have a fabulous time!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    We were there two years ago and loved Jamestown--particularly the ships. It was amazing how small they were! There's an outlet mall (not v historically correct but they have a Hanna Andersson store!)that I enjoyed. William and Mary is beautiful and there's a free car ferry to take you across the James River that I thought was interesting. My husband loved the ships at Portsmouth too.

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