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Williamsburg Locals Tell Us Their Favorite Spots

What are the best places to visit or things to do in Williamsburg Virginia? Locals let us in on their favorites...

Apollo's Chariot Roller Coaster - Busch Gardens
Colonial Williamsburg dominates our locals answers as a favorite place to visit


Kathie Schweikert says...

Walking & Eating in Colonial Williamsburg. Love the atmosphere and history.
Biking. So many great places to see. Biking on Colonial Parkway along the James River you can go to Jamestown Island or bike to Yorktown and go to the beach or riverfront. I also like to bike to Colonial Williamsburg and have lunch at the Cheese shop.
New Town. Fun to eat, shop, catch a movie or meet up with friends.

John Leonard says...

•Hot cider and ginger cakes from the Raleigh Bake Shop and a stroll through the Historic Area
•A Cheese Shop picnic on the Colonial Parkway
•Drinking a banana-orange milk shake from the Queen Anne Dari [sic] Snack

Regina Mayhugh says...

•Colonial Williamsburg
•Chickahominy House
•James River Plantations

Joe Delgado says...

Golden Horseshoe Golf. All three courses ...
Fords Colony Golf. All three courses ...
Kings Mill Golf. All three courses ...

Kim Morgan says...

Colonial Williamsburg (especially the Post Office)
Chickahominy House
Chophouse Restaurant
Williamsburg Inn

Martha Mathews says...

•A glass of wine and 'sippets' in the garden behind the Kings Arms Tavern--we HAVE to do it everytime we come to town
• Watching the movie "Story of a Patriot" for the millionth time
• Browsing the William & Mary Bookstore

Tony McDonough says...

Bike riding through Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens

Cindy Karelis says...

Bruton Heights Research Center for the scholar in you
•A carriage down the road past Greenspring to feel a ghostly chill; and the undisturbed Custis site next to the old mental hospital to spark your colonial imagination...

Janie Figliozzi-Boillotat says...

Christiana Cambell's Tavern for some spoon bread and seafood and Colonial entertainment! Fabulous!
Ghost tour through the historic area.
The Chickahomminy house for a very cheap but great breakfast. So much to enjoy and so little time always!

Lisa Mosier says...

Colonial Williamsburg (really miss Carter's Grove though)
Chickahominy House
Shopping! Anywhere from New Town to Merchant's Square ...

Carrie Doherty says...

The Cheese Shop - their sandwiches are out of this world!!!
Yankee Candle - Not only does is smell amazing, but they have a room where it actually snows year round!!! They also have a clock that has a little show every hour that the kids LOVE. I feel lilke I am in a quaint little village and enjoy every minute.
Lisa Bishop's house (Manager of GuidetoWilliamsburg.com) - the cooking is unbeatable, the hostess is gracious and the ambiance is that of old world Tuscany. Hey! Thanks for the compliment, Carrie!
Kimball Theatre - It's a great little theatre that shows old, independant and off beat movies. A must see.
William & Mary - beautiful campus and holds A LOT of history.
Jamestown Settlement - the outdoor museum tour is great, but the new indoor museum is AMAZING. Filled with artifacts and details that many of us don't know about our country's history.
Great Wolf Lodge - This is such a great place for family's to stay. You won't need to EVER leave the Lodge...unless you want to. The indoor waterpark is great for all ages and is open year round. They have a new outdoor waterpark opening soon.
The horse drawn wagon ride through Williamsburg - it is a great way to see the old town...and fun too!
• The obvious Busch Gardens, Water Counrty USA, Colonial Williamsburg

Joanie Vawter says...

Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens
Waller Mill Park

Terri Lorincz says...

Go to free Backstage Productions plays at the Williamsburg Library
Go out to eat at Peking Restaurant
Attend functions at Williamsburg Community Chapel

Ken Carr says...

• Visit Colonial Williamsburg
• Spend a day at Busch Gardens
Shop at the Outlet Mall

Lisa Bishop says...

The Kimball Theatre - smack in the middle of Merchant's Square, this old time movie theatre has foreign films, concerts, and comedy!
Sticky Buns at Aromas - get there early, these delicious sticky buns are fast sellers!
Farmer's Market in Merchant's Square - if not for the fresh produce, lively music, cooking demonstration and yummy baked goods, go for the pure delight of being outdoors in this beautiful city and take the opportunity to people (and dog!) watch!

Rachel Tuttle says...

Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens
Historic Jamestown (formally known as Jamestown Island) - because it is the real thing

Joan Ricker says...

Walk Duke of Gloucester Street, especially in the night and morning, but all the time.
• No matter how many times I see them, I love The Fife and Drum.
Drive The Colonial Parkway, we have done a bike trip to Yorktown and that's fun.
• One more I almost forgot, GRAND ILLUMINATION is my most favorite

Natalie Miller-Moore says...

Colonial Williamsburg
Busch Gardens
Outlet Malls


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