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August 2021 Schedule - Williamsburg, VA Things to Do, Attractions, Activities, and More

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Summer is coming to a close. Enjoy one last family summer outing with a trip to Williamsburg, VA! This area is famed not only for all of the fun that it offers to visitors, but equally it is recognized for its historical significance. Check out cool historic sites such as the Jamestown Settlement or embark upon the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise. Guests who are wanting thrills will enjoy the roller coasters at Busch Gardens, and those who are brave enough can even explore the paranormal on the Colonial Ghost Tour. Guests can also book hotel and other lodging options to complete their vacation. 

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Top August Things To Do In Williamsburg
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Don't let the last month of summer slip away! Close out the warm days with a visit to Bush Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. Find thrills on 7 feature roller coasters, have your pick of 12 jaw dropping adventure rides, relax with the whole family on a leisurely Rhine River Cruise or Aeronaut Skyride. The kid's section is sure to please the little ones: dragons themes, a carousel, bumper cars and more. Getting too exited and need to cool down? Have a nice drench on a water ride. Take a moment away from the action in European or Sesame Street themed Hamlets full of food and stroll through shops, as well as Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve where you can see and learn about conserved wildlife. Catch a limited time August performance, showcasing projection and special effect technology, among many other daily shows. Before leaving, you can enjoy a mellow late summer night with fireworks and beer. There are exciting rides an events for any person and all ages, and memories that will last a lifetime.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Jamestown Settlement
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Williamsburg, Virginia is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and historical attractions. It is fun throughout the whole year, but the most beautiful time to visit would be in August. The leaves are just beginning to change and the weather is starting to cool off. One of the most popular attractions in this area would be the Jamestown Settlement. You will be able to explore replicas of the ships that brought the English colonists to Virginia. There are a ton of different interactive re-creations of life from the 1600s. You will be able to try on some armor and play games that were popular in the 17th century. It will be like you are being transported back in time. All of these interactive activities and explorations will make it feel like you are traveling back in time. There is a gift shop on-site, so you will be able to have a souvenir from this enjoyable, family-friendly adventure.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Colonial Williamsburg
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Take a step back in time and visit Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia where the atmosphere of the 18th century still lives. People play their parts so well, that the guests actually think that they are the people they are representing. With so many sights to take in, and so much history to learn, it’s nearly impossible to take it all in in just one day. This is why they made the 1-day pass for quick tours, the 3-day pass for a moderate tour, and a 7-day pass for an immense tour that will show guests the trades of blacksmithing, tailoring, shoe making, and many more skills of the trade. There are many unique and fun places to visit, and the best part is that in the over 300-acre town, everything is either genuinely made from the 1700s, or is made to look like it did way back then. However, there is so much to see that even the 7-day pass may not have you seeing everything. So to give everyone a taste of what to expect, here’s a small list of places they have to visit: The Rockefeller's Bassett Hall, Governor's Palace, Great Hopes Plantation, The Capitol, Public Hospital, and so many more great places. Didn’t want to pamper the audience with so many places, but there are over 50 massive exhibits to see and so many great actors to meet. This will be a blast for the whole family, eat at the on-site restaurant, and get to the gift shop to buy everything needed to make a proper memory of the time spent there.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum Williamsburg
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If you are planning a trip this August to Williamsburg or want something fun to do for the day check out Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. Explore this interactive attraction and uncover beautiful, strange, and really bizarre things from our world's history. Come see the 500-pound gorilla made entirely of nails, more than 350 exhibits, eight-foot-tall transformer, and a 1,000 pound Millenium Falcon, and genuine shrunken heads. The Ripley's Believe It or Not! The museum is different from every location and The Williamsburg location has landscape trails of spooky graveyards into scenes of natural disasters. Tests the boundaries of illusion with hands-on experience with the odd things of this world. Learn about forgotten cultures around the world. For a completely immersive experience including 3d technology and 4D effects, surround sound motion simulation at Ripley's 4D theatre. Try your skills in the Virginia's only Impossible Laser Race. On your way out don't forget to stop at our Candy Shop with 150 flavors of candy. Friends or family Ripley's Believe It or Not! has something everyone can enjoy so this August check it out.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise
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Williamsburg, Virginia has a lot of famous land areas to see. One of the best ways to take in all of the sites of this area would be on a boat. It is going to give you a different perspective than just strolling around. The Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise is one of the best ways to enjoy the endless sites in this area. It is especially beautiful in August because the weather is wonderful and the leaves are beginning to change. You will get to experience the naval base in Norfolk, VA, the Chesapeake Bay, Hamptons Roads Harbor, and so many more amazing attractions. This is the only Harbor Cruise vessel in Southeastern Virginia and the tour lasts for about three hours. The cruise does stop at the Civil War island of Fort Wool where you will go on a 45-minute tour. This entire cruise is narrated by a very knowledgable guide who will be able to answer any questions you may have about these sites.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Spirit of Norfolk Brunch, Lunch, & Dinner Cruises
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The dog days of summer are in full effect in August, balmy, sultry, and stifling heat are partnered with this eighth month of the year. Cool off and plan ahead to visit Virginia for it's dinner, lunch, and brunch cruises. Take your pick, climb aboard The Spirit of Norfolk a cruising vessel that has it all. You will experience great entertainment and fine dining. Gliding down the Elizabeth River in perfect view is the Norfolk Naval Base, Tanner's Point and more. Dinner cruises run 2 and 1/2 hours where attire should be elegant and upscale. Don't forget your camera to capture special moments along the way. Dancefloor, DJ, evening air and ocean breeze make for a romantic evening to remember; or steal away to the observation deck and enjoy the view. Meals are buffet style with a smorgasbord of tasty menu items. The lunch cruise is perfect with its casual feel taking in sights and attractions like the United States Navy Atlantic Fleet. Brunch cruises are three view rich decks with full service bars, open air roof top deck. Special cocktails are available sip while taking in the ambiance. So make August relief from the heat a cruise on Spirit of Norfolk.
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