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Williamsburg Travel Tips
Renting the Ideal Williamsburg Vacation Rentals
Colonial Williamsburg is a charmingly reconstructed town, looking just as it did when it was the capital of Virginia in the 1770s. However, it is not just the historic buildings which have been recreated but also the whole lifestyle, with actors providing the roles of shopkeepers, villagers and even George Washington himself. The town has a host of shops, taverns, theaters and restaurants, all in keeping with the historic atmosphere.
Williamsburg is located on the Colonial Parkway which links it with Jamestown and Yorktown, on a peninsula between the James and York Rivers which flow into Chesapeake Bay. The area is ideal for walking, cycling along the flat cycleways, shopping and taking guided tours of each charming historic district.
Renting a condo in Williamsburg puts you right in the heart of this historic area. With spacious well-equipped facilties, it is often the most economical way to stay in the area, especially if you are sharing the accommodation with extended family or friends. Use a vacation rental as a base for exploring this lovely area, returning home after dark to a comfortable home-away-from-home with all the necessary amenities.
Williamsburg Vacation Houses Provide a Host of Things to Do
Colonial Williamsburg offers something for every age and brings historic events vividly to life before your eyes. Head for the Visitor Center and pick up a map and list of activities and events which change daily. Strolling along the streets of the Historic District is free but tickets are required to enter some of the key historic buildings and museums. Buy handmade candles or old maps in the quaint shops with “Colonial Currency” or discuss politics with local characters. Take a carriage ride around the town or tour the beautiful Governor’s Palace, Capitol building and the Old Courthouse. See cabinet-makers, silversmiths, blacksmiths and wig-makers all demonstrating their trades.
Beyond the historic sites, the area is ideal for cycling and walking along the flat rural lanes. There is also some excellent shopping and dining in the area.
Places to Visit Around Williamsburg
The waterfront town of Smithfield is nearby with its brick-built 17th-century St. Luke’s Church, the oldest existing church of English foundation in the U.S. Further afield, classy Richmond offers an interesting day out, just an hour down the road. The area also has several plantation homes on the banks of the James River which are open to the public and can be toured.
Other historic sights just a short drive from Williamsburg are Bacon’s Castle, a 17th-century manor house, and Smith’s Fort, dating back to 1609. The Jamestown Settlement is an excellent replica of the waterfront community which originally established itself there.
Once you have had enough of the history of the area, a trip to Busch Gardens or Water Country USA theme park may be in order, with a host of 21st-century rides and family attractions. The nearby Virginia Beach offers plenty of activities for vacationers including miles of sandy beaches and excellent shopping; in that case you might want to consider Virginia Beach rentals for the future trips to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Weather in Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia enjoys warm sunny summers which are ideal for exploring this historic area. July has an average high of 89 F during the day and is also the wettest month of the year with around five inches of rainfall. In the winter, temperatures tend to be cold, in the 30s F (0 to 4 C). One of the most beautiful times to visit Williamsburg is in the fall when the orange and yellow tree foliage makes a spectacular sight.
Getting to Your Williamsburg Condos
The closest airport to Williamsburg is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 111 miles away in the District of Columbia. Other alternatives are the Washington Dulles International Airport in DC which is 123 miles from Williamsburg or the Raleigh-Durham International Airport which is 149 miles away. Driving to Williamsburg is very pleasant along the Colonial Parkway with some beautiful scenery along the leafy highways.
Other popular and affordable Hampton Roads VA vacation destinations include Norfolk beach homes, Virginia Beach rentals, or Yorktown accommodation. A vacation rental home, beach condo or specious cottage, you are sure to find something very comfortable that will make your next family trip to Virginia coast special and memorable.