Did you know that New York Times named our own beloved Williamsburg as “52 Places to Go in 2019“? Greater Williamsburg is packed full of history, world-class golf, breweries, museums, restaurants, amusement parks, luxurious spas, biking, and shopping.
There are many gifts to admire about Williamsburg. History lovers can feast in the many attractions, including Colonial Williamsburg at the top of the list. Adventure seekers can ride through the air at Busch Gardens while others are entertained at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Shoppers enjoy the Williamsburg Premium Outlets. But what are the other spots to cherish? Let’s look at a short list of time well spent in the city. *If you’d like to add one of your faves, let us know in the comments!
Finding History and Events
There is more to Historic Williamsburg than Colonial Williamsburg (thought it is certainly well worth the time). The city boasts historic homes, churches, battlegrounds, and so much more. You could spend loads of time dipping into time in Williamsburg. The city’s webpage also offers a lot of great information for folks planning to visit.
It’s in the Drink!
For something other places don’t often have, check out the Silver Hand Meadery. And that’s not all, folks. Williamsburg also has you covered for spirits at the Copper Fox Distillery, and for wine at Williamsburg Winery. Who knows? Perhaps you can reenact your own version of Drunk History.
Antiquing and Shopping
There are more gems to discover than room to write in an article this size. Williamsburg has little hidden shops in places you may not expect. To get you started, here are a few “musts”.
While this place is officially called a ‘gallery’, it is a great place to shop crafts, arts, and more. A Touch of Earth Gallery has been around for over 40 years. For a larger options, don’t miss the Lightfoot Antique Mall or Williamsburg Antique Mall.
And it would be a disservice not to mention the Merchants Square Williamsburg Farmers Market, which is always worth a stop.
Museums and Art
While there are numerous museums and art galleries within Colonial Williamsburg, you’d be missing so much if you didn’t look outside the area.
For a really interesting look at circus life, stop by The Sideshow, and art gallery that focuses on the fun, magical, and ‘sometimes a little freaky’. See exhibitions and attend artist receptions at the Linda Matney Gallery, and take advantage of the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary. If you are into music, check out the Virginia Musical Museum Music Hall of Fame. For performing arts, plan to see a show with the Williamsburg Players.
Grabbing Some Fresh Air
There is a reason people settled and stayed in this area. There are beautiful lakes, rivers, and more. New Quarter Park has bike trails, walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, Frisbee golf … the list goes on.
For those who want to mix history with the outdoors, there is Redoubt Park which is part of a past battlefield, and if all you want is a beautiful place to take some trails, check out Greensprings Interpretive Trail.
For more information and things to do in Williamsburg, Virginia you can go to visitwilliamsburg.com to learn more.
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