Expert Travel Advice to Williamsburg

Top Answers To Williamsburg Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Hi Bob, There is a something for everyone in Williamsburg. There is beach front biking, photography, golfing, shopping, and more. In terms of attractions, there are myriad historical sites: museums, restaurants, and, if those don't interest you, famed Busch Gardens. In addition to its awesome rides and shows, the theme park, in 2010, introduced "Europe in the Air," a high tech simulator that leads guests on a simulated trip over such landmarks as Stonehenge in England, the Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany and the Colosseum in Rome. As you can see, there are a plethora of activities to choose from. Enjoy!
  • Alistair answered:
    I'm not sure of your budget, but there are a few Hampton Inns in the Williamsburg area that promise clean, well-priced accommodations for around $100/night, plus a few extras like cooked breakfast to hold down costs. Hampton Inn & Suites Williamsburg-Richmond R.d is one such place, and is within easy range of attractions including Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens (I assume you have a car). Plenty of other choices along the same price/star range in the area. Some hotels include admission to both attractions as part of seasonal packages, too. Check the Greater Williamsburg CTA's website (http://www.williamsburgcc.com/) to browse the latest deals and specials.
  • Anonymous user asked:
    Anonymous user answered:
    Plenty going on. Visit the Great Williamsburg Chamber's calendar of August events at: http://www.williamsburgcc.com/events/?tabs=0&Date=0809.
  • 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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