Expert Travel Advice to Williamsburg

Top Answers To Williamsburg Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    There are plenty of interesting and hands-on things to do with kids in Williamsburg. To get some ideas, visit the Colonial Williamsburg page (http://bit.ly/alVDtY) and be sure to check out the 'Kids Programs' section for any kid-friendly activities.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    Check out the event calendar at: http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/williamsburg-events-calendar/index.aspx for a searchable database of seasonal goings-on.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    We have three great campgrounds in Williamsburg -- all within minutes of the Colonial National Park, Jamestown and Yorktown. Best way to explore is to go to the visitwilliamsburg site http://www.visitwilliamsburg.com/book-lodging/campgrounds/index.aspx to see the listings so you can compare. There is also information there about great fishing, kayaking and hiking, as well as sailing in the York River. Have fun!
  • 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!).

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