From Here To There: Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg, Virginia

Every year we take a trip to Williamsburg, VA in the fall with my family. I have memories from this trip going back to around 4 years old. I have taken friends with me, dealt with my younger brothers, and talked my cousins into riding rides that I knew they wouldn’t really enjoy. For the first time 2 years ago, I was allowed to bring Dave. None of us were ever allowed to bring boys on family vacations, because it was just that, for family. I always thought that it was because they didn’t want to have to hide family photos with boyfriends of the past. Which actually makes sense. But now, I am so happy to have Dave along for this family tradition every year.

Williamsburg has a special place in my heart. It reminds me of family, growing up, history and my American Girl Doll, Felicity. Since I was homeschooled, we were able to go during the week and practically have private tours anywhere we went. I also fell in love with the College of William and Mary, and fully planned on going there until I realized just how expensive it was.

As I get older, I have even more of a appreciation for this area. I get butterflies just driving through. The proximity to my favorite theme park doesn’t hurt either.

So if you are ever looking for a cute town with so much history and a jump back in time, I really think you should consider Williamsburg, VA for these five reasons.

Williamsburg, VA

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  1. Walk Around Colonial Williamsburg: This is where you will go back to life in the 18th century. Take the tours of the court house and the brick making house, and everything in between.
  2. Eat At A Tavern. I have been to all of the Taverns in Williamsburg and King Arms Tavern is my favorite. They have a really great peanut soup, and it’s just a fun atmosphere. Busch Gardens
  3. Busch Gardens. This is by far my favorite theme park, especially during Halloween. They have something called Halloscream and it is awesome. The entire park is transformed into a haunted park, and at 6pm everything becomes scary. They have corn mazes, characters walking around to scare you, themed food, and the best part is all of the opportunities to buy alcohol. You are allowed to walk around with your drink and it is the best thing ever. We typically buy a bottle (or three) of wine during the day to share, and then hot cider in the evening.
  4. Prime Outlets. I am a sucker for some good outlets and these do not disappoint. They have Under Armor, Kate Spade, Gap and so many more. Also a pretty great food court.
  5. Jamestown Settlement. While I have not been here in several years, we always had a great time. There are several areas to walk around throughout the plantation, and a great water view with huge boats.

A few other things to check out would be Great Wolf Lodge, Water Country USA and the Pottery.

Have you ever been to Williamsburg? What is your favorite part?

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  • Reply Ashley @ Wandering Weekenders

    I would love to visit Williamsburg! My in-laws have been several times and always talk about how wonderful it is. I’m a huge history lover, so I feel like I would just fall in love!

    October 8, 2015 at 7:41 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Oh Ashley, you would love it!! I truly get butterflies when I start to see the brown road signs. It’s a beautiful place all times of the year.

      October 9, 2015 at 8:35 am
  • Reply Jordan Kennedy

    I love Williamsburg! Well the historical triangle in general (Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown) Monticello is my favorite place there and the haunted tours they do at night in Colonial Williamsburg are so fun 🙂

    October 8, 2015 at 7:45 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      I have never done one of the ghost tours!! I will have to check that out, my mother-in-law would totally love to do one. Thank you for the suggestion!!

      October 9, 2015 at 8:36 am
  • Reply Lauren

    There are outlets????? Yet another reason to go!!!

    October 8, 2015 at 10:50 am
  • Reply Tayler

    I used to live in Stafford, VA and LOVED going to all the historical sites! I’ve been to Williamsburg, Jamestown, as well as all the Civil War battlefields so many times. And Busch Gardens! We loved it! We would typically go during Memorial Day weekend since military families could go in for free!

    October 8, 2015 at 11:53 am
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Oh my gosh, I had no idea they had a military weekend like that, how awesome! It is a great area, I’m jealous you lived so close 😉

      October 9, 2015 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Megan

    Love love love this post and now I want to go back even more! I have photos in the same spot your standing when I was like 10-15. Williamsburg is so awesome!

    October 8, 2015 at 12:23 pm
    • Reply Macy Volpe

      Thank you!! It’s crazy how many memories this place has, and it’s never changed.

      October 9, 2015 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Annie Demczak

    I have never been, but Felicity was one of my favorite American Girl dolls…so I must have to go! (:

    October 11, 2015 at 11:24 am
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