Explore Williamsburg, VA
A TripForth Historic Destination
ABOUT WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Located in the Tidewater region of Virginia, known for its flat lands and proximity to multiple rivers, bays, and the Atlantic Ocean, Williamsburg combines a pristine coastal vibe with a bit of revolutionary fun! Enjoy everything from luxurious spas, world-class golf, and award-winning restaurants to living-history museums, surprising thrills, biking and hiking. Whatever your idea of fun is, you will surely find it in Williamsburg.
As the former capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780 and having played a significant role in the American Revolution, Williamsburg forms the "Historic Triangle" together with Jamestown and Yorktown. From our nation’s first settlement to the final battle of the Revolutionary War, all three sites offer visitors a chance to step back in time and experience the beginnings of our country.
The city of Williamsburg resides on one of the state’s peninsulas, bordered on two sides by the James and York Rivers. It also marks the midway point between Richmond and the Norfolk/VA Beach area, making Williamsburg a convenient, must-see stop for anyone heading toward the coast.
Inhale the cool coastal breeze, admire the lush coastal vegetation, and set foot on the same soil that our ancestors trekked. All the wants and feels are present here in Williamsburg; all that is missing is you!
THINGS TO DO IN WILLIAMSBURG
Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown are each home to a number of battlefields and monuments related to the American Civil War, but also offer incredible must-see attractions for history lovers! Spend a day exploring the immersive educational experiences and shops of Colonial Williamsburg, set out on a walking tour of the historic Jamestown settlement, or enjoy scenic views and unique waterfront shopping at Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing. Other local dining options include Maurizion's Italian Restaurant, Captain George's Seafood Buffet, Second Street American Bistro, The Whaling Company, and more!
If you’re looking for something a bit more thrilling, take the whole family on an exciting trip to local amusement parks like Busch Gardens and Water Country USA! With nine main rollercoasters, three water rides, and dozens of leisure rides to choose from, there’s no shortage of adventure to be had at this popular attraction.
Up for a day trip to the coast? Virginia Beach is located just an hour away and offers a beautiful oceanfront, fine dining and nightlife options, attractions like the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and more!