Williamsburg is among the greatest historical monuments across the globe. Colonial structures have been rebuilt exactly to specifications from the 18th century. In the streets and the Victorian style buildings, you’ll find hundreds of people dressed in colonial garb with information about the homes, businesses and government of the era. When visiting colonial Williamsburg, you will be immersed in all aspects of colonial life: that is until it’s time to cut loose and check out world class amusement parks that are located right around the corner.
While in Williamsburg, a trip worth taking for the avid history buff would be to the recreation of
the original Jamestown settlement. Jamestown was the first town in the “New World”. It suffered hardship between famine and harsh winters. If not for the help of the indigenous tribes, it may not have lasted. Carried forward by great leaders like John Smith, Jamestown did last up until in 1699 when the new seat of Virginia’s government became Williamsburg.
While visiting Williamsburg, count on experiencing a total cultural immersion when in the historic section. Food and drink is all inspired directly from colonial dishes. Don’t worry though – there are still kids’ dishes at all restaurants that your children will recognize and enjoy. For adults though, anticipate cuisine featuring crayfish, venison and other gamey types of meats that colonists have been documented to have hunted and cooked during the time.
Remember to save the best for last: Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are two gigantic
amusement parks that kids and grown-ups love. At Busch Gardens you’ll find sidewinding coasters, games of chance and thrills around every corner. Water Country USA is obviously a water park, but it is an exceptional example. Thirteen high-octane slides and rides will keep you cool through even the hottest summer heat!