Travel Ideas: Williamsburg, Virgina

by Cie McCullough Buschle on April 14, 2012

in Travel Ideas

A vacation I highly recommend is spending a week down near Williamsburg, Virginia. The area is abundant with history, with both Jamestown and Yorktown nearby Colonial Williamsbug. After a few days of educational experiences, you can let off steam at Busch Gardens: The Old Country.


Colonial Williamsburg is 301 acres of history, surrounded by a 2,800 acre greenbelt to guard against encroaching modern day life. Start at the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center where there is plenty of parking, and then take a shuttle into the city proper.  No cars are allowed with the Historic Area. The shuttle will also take you to nearby Jamestown and Yorktown, or you can drive yourself with National Park Service’s scenic Colonial Parkway.

Save money by picking up a one or two day pass. The two day pass includes a few more sites, like the Governor’s Mansion, something not to be missed. Make sure you stroll the gardens and get lost in the hedge maze. Also, pick up a schedule of events. Famous fore fathers like Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Henry will be strolling along and the stop to give a speech or demonstration. If you have a schedule, you know where and when.

The 3 points of Colonial Virginia's Historic Triangle

The 3 points of Colonial Virginia's Historic Triangle

| Cie McCullough Buschle lives with her dog Einstein and a cat named Burton Guster. She is a lifelong traveler and enjoys researching history through holidays, toys, and everyday objects. Cie is a sculptor and co-owns The Creative Chameleon, a place where kids and adults can create, paint, celebrate, and just have a lot of fun. Sometimes you can find her time traveling back to the Middle Ages as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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