Williamsburg, Virginia is packed with history and fun, mixing the old and the new into a delightful, family oriented, world-class vacation destination.
Colonial Williamsburg, an authentically restored 18th Century town, complete with period workshops, craft shops, taverns, homes, gardens, costumed guides, and craftsmen is the main focal point.
Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, a full featured theme park offering thrilling rides, entertaining shows and breath-taking scenery and Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement, where a full size reproductions of the 3 ships, the triangular James Fort and an Indian Village are presented are also popular among visitors.
Other main points of interest include Yorktown, the battlefield on which American independence was won, Colonial Parkway, one of the oldest existing roads in the US that joins Jamestown and Williamsburg with Yorktown and the College of William and Mary, the nation's second oldest college.
Shopping opportunities at Williamsburg include Merchant's Square adjacent to the historic area, Williamsburg Outlet Mall, featuring over 60 shops, Berkeley Commons Outlet Center, an outlet center dedicated to top designer brands and Williamsburg Pottery Factory, founded in 1938, that these days welcomes over four million visitors annually.