Peak season in Williamsburg lasts from June through October. Tourists flock to the area for educational vacations when kids get out of school. The summer months beg travelers to enjoy the warm weather while hiking, kayaking, golfing, or screaming on a roller coaster in Busch Gardens.
Leaf-peepers arrive mid-September through October, depending upon foliage predictions. The red, orange, and gold hues are magnificent along Williamsburg’s scenic byways and trails.
The tourist season drops drastically with temperatures during the winter months, from mid-November through early March. The average highs are around 50 degrees from December through February. Cold, windy weather—plus complicated logistics, depending on how much snow is on the ground—tend to discourage visitors from choosing Williamsburg as a winter destination. But many of the historic attractions are open throughout the winter, and Colonial Williamsburg is charming when covered by a fresh layer of snow and decorated for the holidays.
Head to Williamsburg during the shoulder season in April or November, before or after the crowds arrive, and find lower prices on lodging. These in-between times can be unpredictable weather-wise, and many of the amusement parks are closed, but the historic sites are open and you may catch some gorgeous days. The average highs go up to 70 degrees in April, but be sure to pack a rain jacket.