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5 Reasons to Visit Williamsburg During The Winter

Williamsburg maintains the Colonial essence that can be found in the bustling tourist summer season during the winter months. The air may be colder, but the activities in Williamsburg are still thriving. Here are 5 reasons to visit Williamsburg in winter. 1.    Winter Shopping Williamsburg is visited for its shopping as much as for its [...]

Winter in Williamsburg

5 Reasons to Visit Williamsburg During the Holidays

Williamsburg probably is one of the absolute best places to visit during the holidays? Why? Well, let us just count the reasons: 1.    The Grand Illumination. No one does lights like Colonial Williamsburg. And we don’t mean electric lights, we mean gun fire and fireworks. Colonists performed “illuminations” in a big way, with lots of [...]

Visit Williamsburg During Christmas

How to Pick the Right Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast for You

Staying in a bed and breakfast while you visit the area in and around Colonial Williamsburg is a great way to really make your stay as personal as you’d like it to be: b and bs provide a far more intimate guest experience than a hotel. But not every bed and breakfast is right for [...]

Breakfast at Williamsburg B&B

Bed and Breakfast or Timeshare: Why the B and B Should Win

If you love visiting Williamsburg during your vacations, you’re not alone. The area in and around this part of Virginia has so much to offer: History, beautiful scenery, rivers, amusement parks, beaches and even day trip options. If you’re thinking of visiting here often, you may have thought of purchasing – or renting – a [...]

Bed and Breakfasts are superior over Timeshares

D.C. Day Trip: Williamsburg

It’s hard to see all Williamsburg has to offer in a day, especially given its ever-changing daily events, but for D.C. locals, here’s our how-to guide for making the trip! GETTING THERE It’s only a 2.5 hour drive to Williamsburg from the bustling city of Washington D.C. The drive along I-95 North to Williamsburg is [...]

Day Trip to Williamsburg From DC

James River Plantations

If you’d like to experience history and beautiful buildings pretty much as they were in Colonial times, when you visit Williamsburg, be sure to take a day trip (or two) and visit one (or more) of the James River Plantations. You’ll find them in Charles City County along Virginia Route 5. Five plantations make up [...]


Bruton Parish Church

One of the original buildings from Williamsburg’s Colonial days, Bruton Episcopal Church is almost 350 years old and remains a vibrant and important part of Williamsburg’s spiritual and religious community to this day. Established in the late 1660s (with the current building standing since 1715), the church has seen the likes of Thomas Jefferson, Richard [...]

Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg

Lake Matoaka

It’s not many colleges or universities that can lay claim to having a large lake within their boundaries. But the College of William and Mary sure can, and that lake is Lake Matoaka. Named for the daughter of Chief Powhatan’s daughter (known more commonly for her nickname, Pocahontas), the on-campus lake is a 16-hectare (the [...]

Lake Matoaka

The Tribe’s 2013 Football Season

No, they’re not a football powerhouse (they’re a member of the relatively little-known Division 1 Colonial Athletic Association), but don’t tell that to the legions of Tribe football fans: as far as they’re concerned, there’s nothing else to do on any given Saturday in the fall than watch the Tribe football team play. The 2013 [...]

Tribe Football

Kimball Theatre: Mixing Film, Concerts and Live Theater

The Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg’s Merchants Square is a perfect blend of a movie theater and a venue that offers live performances (music, dance, plays and even historical figure reenactments). Imagine this: on your visit to Colonial Williamsburg, one day of the week you head to the Kimball Theatre to take in an award-winning foreign [...]

Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg VA
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