The Historic Triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown provides incredible sites, museums and a fascinating look into the birth of the United States. In spring, Busch Gardens opens for the season and closer to summer its Water Country USA Park, both family favorites. Also consider visiting Richmond, a popular city with many attractions and top dining to enjoy.
To really understand and experience the richness of the living museum aspect of Colonial Williamsburg, be sure to get the passes that allow full access to the historic venues. You'll get to see and talk to costumed "residents" firsthand practicing their crafts, see live stage presentations and even get the chance to be part of a historic trial in a colonial court.
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For a truly unique dining experience, visit any of the four historic dining taverns in Colonial Williamsburg. Each provides authentic colonial inspired foods and experiences. King’s Tavern offers finer dining, Christiana Cambell’s Tavern great seafood, Chowning’s Tavern is very family friendly, while Shields Tavern offers classic comfort foods by candlelight.
When getting around the historic sites of the Historic Triangle area, take advantage of the scenic Colonial Parkway created for visitors by the National Park Service. It starts in Yorktown and travels through Colonial Williamsburg and down to the historic Jamestown settlement. There are no tolls or fees to use it. Plus, you can buy tickets to all three sites for one price at visitor centers.