Even though Virginia doesn’t have the harsh winters of our neighbors to the North, the subtle signs of spring are still very exciting. Instead of coming in like a lion, spring starts to hint around the edges: buds appear on trees, there’s a lighter feeling in the air – oh, and lots of spring breakers!
It’s a fun place to spend spring and that’s why Williamsburg is so popular with families and groups on spring break. It combines an educational trip with a warmer climate. While we can’t promise beach weather, our guests enjoy savoring the early spring in Williamsburg.
You’ll want to check out Colonial Williamsburg’s spring calendar – this is often the time of year when they launch new events and programs, as well as celebrating Black History and Women’s History Months with special programming. You also won’t want to miss the blooming of gardens all over the Historic Area – from flowering trees to tulip beds, it’s a sure sign of spring.
If you are looking for a bit more adventure, visit Busch Gardens – but check the schedule. They often have a pass holder preview in March and open weekends during that month, but you’ll want to make sure you know the open dates for your visit. It may still be a bit wet for some of the rides, but the theme park has many other activities to entertain you such as shows, excellent dining, and nature exhibits. The Beer School in Killarney is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! And since the park won’t be too crowded, you’ll be able to ride as many coasters as you like.
Enjoy the great outdoors by hiking a local trail or visiting a historic site like Jamestown Settlement. If you like to bike, get your gears oiled up and hit the Capital Trail or the Colonial Parkway. The James River will likely be choppy but you’ll stay cool as you pedal the historic byways of the area.
Williamsburg is always a pleasure to visit, but hitting it at the beginning of the spring has its advantages. Look for deals on Bed and Breakfast lodging, tickets and meals, and enjoy outsmarting the traffic that comes later in the year.
You’ll want to spring ahead to planning your trip today!
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