Maybe it's too late to plan your summer vacation...but maybe not. Allow me to tote the attractions of Williamsburg, VA - a destination I love! Here's what you'll find:
- history: in Colonial Williamsburg, you can walk back in time and visit small shops and taverns where people donned in period clothing will assist you in spoiling your children with toys from another era, candies, tin flutes, and more. There is a TON of room to run and play down the wide dirt footpath through town. Fall and Christmas are special times to see bonfires, elegant decorations, and festivities. The whole family might love a ride on one of the horse-drawn carriages, and you can complete your visit with some great classy shopping in the adjacent Merchant's Square. If you are really into history, you can visit near by Jamestown or Yorktown.
- amusement parks: BUSCH GARDENS! need I say more? The most beautiful amusement park you'll probably ever visit with a "Land of Dragons" just for the little ones, plus more child-sized rides dispersed throughout as well as lots of fun shows and animals. Great roller coasters and more for the teen/adult family members too. WATER COUNTRY U.S.A. - a fantastic water park for the whole family just a hop, skip, and jump away from Busch Gardens.
- resorts: The Great Wolf Lodge: a year-round indoor resort with great lodging and 67,000 square-foot indoor entertainment area, featuring a grand scale waterpark; arcade with ticket redemption; children's craft and activity room; Aveda® Concept Spa; fitness room; two northwoods-themed restaurants; confectionery café; state-of-the-art meeting space; spacious outdoor pool; gift emporium and a performing Great Clock Tower. The lodge rooms themselves have some really neat amenities for kids.
- shopping: Prime Outlet Malls, Williamsburg Outlet Mall, Merchant's Square, the Pottery, and more.....
- college: William and Mary where you can take in some sports or hang out at the local coffee shop and pizza joints
- and of course, you'll find plenty of restaurants, golf, shopping, and other stuff around town