Expert Travel Advice to Williamsburg

Top Answers To Williamsburg Travel Questions

  • Alistair answered:
    Williamsburg has a bowling alley at AMF Williamsburg Lanes, whjch is about five miles from the location you specify. There's rollerskating in Newport News at Peninsula Family Skating Center, a 30-minute drive from you. The closest Dave & Buster's is in Glen Allen, just outside of Richmond. That's a 60-mile drive, so I wouldn't waste your time unless you're really desperate! If you're with children and they don't mind some late-night heebie-jeebies, you might try a ghost tour in Williamsburg. Or there's the track (plus other activities) at Go-Karts Plus, which closes at 10 p.m. during the summer. Hope this helps!
  • Alistair answered:
    I couldn't find specific listings for package coach tours out of Orlando, unless you're part of a bigger school group, for example. That's a long drive, too, so I'd actually recommend you fly to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF) and get a shuttle transfer to the Williamsburg area. AirTrain is currently offering round-trip fares for around $200/person, which is not bad and will save you lots of travel time. You might also want to look at some of the hotel-ticket-tours packages on the VisitWilliamsburg.com website, which bundle lodging together with savings on area attractions and tours. They advertise a range of packages for different budgets and interests here: http://reservations.visitwilliamsburg.com/4531_welcome.html. Once you're settled in Williamsburg, it's pretty easy to get around without a car. Colonial Williamsburg itself is very walkable (VisitWilliamsburg.com has a link to some recommended walking tours), plus the National Park Service offers a free shuttle (until October 31) between the Colonial Williamsburg visitor's center and Jamestown and Yorktown. One last thought: have you considered taking the train? It's definitely a slow way to go (ironic that, eh?), but Amtrak offers service between Kissimmee and Richmond, followed by a local connection to Williamsburg. You'll be traveling overnight, but Amtrak seating tends to be quite ample for stretching out (at least in my experience!). Round-trip fares on the train are around $120, so not a bad deal. There's a long transfer at Richmond, so maybe an added opportunity to get out and explore a Southern city that has been seeing a bit of a renaissance in recent years with respect to its restaurants, galleries, and museums (the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts comes highly recommended!).
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    Regarding children ages 3-6years Williamsburg has many attractions. Busch Gardens opened Elmo's Forest last year and is great for the little ones as is Dragon Land. The Jamestown settlement has a replicated Indian village, colonial fort and the three ships the colonist sailed from Europe to the new world. Water Country is a great idea for the warmer months many wading pools and attractions for the kids. Also just down the road in Newport News the Virginia Living Museum is wonderful for small ones. I hope this helps.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    Go to http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/williamsburg-events-calendar/index.aspx for a calendar of events.

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