Things to Do in Williamsburg, VA
Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise
Experience a wonderful sightseeing cruise around the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and the Hamptons Road Harbor with the Miss Hampton II Harbor Cruise. Your cruise will take you to many amazing sights along the shoreline and out in the gorgeous waterways; see sights such as Fort Monroe, Blackbeards’ Point, Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, and so much more. Along the way, your guide will provide a great live commentary about the local sights as well as the history and fun information to each notable location. The cruise will also make a stop at Fort Wool where you will embark on a 45-minute guided tour of the fort and island as you learn about the significance this Fort holds to the area.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
At Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, you and your entire family can explore a huge variety of amazing fun things to do for all throughout this theme park. The park includes family-friendly shows and performances, thrilling roller coasters, family-fun rides, kiddie rides, and so much more. You can also enjoy spending time browsing through the many shops located at the park so you can have tons of great souvenirs of your travels or gifts for people back home. When hunger sets in, there are a variety of eateries and restaurants to fill your bellies to make for an all-day experience at the amazing Busch Gardens theme park.
Ripley’s Believe It! Or Not
Experience the odd and mysterious world we live in at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum. This family-fun attraction includes a variety of displays, artifacts, art pieces, and interactive exhibits to explore and learn about many of the strange oddities from all over the globe including shrunken heads, vampire killing kit, amazing sculptures, two-headed animals, and so much more for an exciting activity during your Williamsburg vacation.
Water Country USA
Have a splashing good time at Virginia’s largest water park, Water Country USA! Here, there is something for everyone in the family with a variety of awesome water slides, lazy rivers, kids splash areas and playgrounds, and so much more. The park is also home to the Cutback Water Coaster where you can experience 5 flying saucer turns and thrilling high speeds on over 850 feet of slides. Relax in the lazy river, try all the fun water slides, and splash around with the kids in the children's area for a fun and exciting activity with your friends and family. The park also includes delicious eateries when you work up an appetite and multiple gift areas for apparel and souvenirs to remember your time at this fun water park.
The historic living-museum of Colonial Williamsburg allows you to take a journey through many years ago to learn about the amazing history of the nation and how it all started. Actors are dressed in period clothing which enhances your experience in the area as you see a variety of historical sites, homes, landmarks, and more. Historical sites include the Rockefeller’s Bassett Hall, Bruton Parish Church, Governor’s Palace, James Geddy House, Market Square, and so much more. You can also see replica shops from colonial times including blacksmiths, carpenters, tailors, shoemakers, and many more.
At this living-history museum, you can relive the days of the first permanent English colony in America. During your time in Jamestown, you can explore life-size replica ships, recreation of a military fort, and a Powhatan Village all while actors dressed in period clothing help depict early colonial life and see regular day chores and ways to survive were like. View the extensive galleries and interactive exhibits to get a look into how people lived back in the early colonial times and how Jamestown grew to impact the area on your next vacation to the Williamsburg, Virginia area.
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Discover how the American Revolution changed the world we live in and how it affected the area of Yorktown during the early colonial time period. This museum helps tell the story of the historic battles with interactive exhibits, artifacts, re-created settings of battlefields and homes, daily weapon demonstrations, and see The Siege of Yorktown film that plays on a 180-degree screen to immerse you into the story of this historic period. Spend time with the actors in period clothing as you enlist in helping with daily chores such as cleaning, cooking, farming, and more.
- Redoubt Park
- York River State Park
- New Quarter Park
- Waller Mill Park
Art & Museums in Williamsburg, VA
- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
- DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
- Muscarelle Museum of Art
- Virginia Musical Museum
- Public Hospital Museum
Restaurants in Williamsburg, VA
- Food For Thought
- Second Street American Bistro
- Le Yaca French Restaurant
- Fat Tuna Grill & Oyster House
- Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant