1. Busch Gardens
Situated three miles east of historic Williamsburg, Va. is Busch Gardens®, an action-packed European adventure theme park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century technology. The European countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy serve as the setting for Busch Gardens’ 100 plus acres of fun-filled world exploration. Busch Gardens offers a wide variety of culinary experiences, world-class shopping, and exciting live shows. The park is also home to more than 100 rides and attractions, including KIDsiderate® areas designed especially for the park’s youngest guests.
2. Colonial Williamsburg
Get caught up in the excitement of a town in revolution! Plus world-class golf, spa treatments, fine dining, pools and much more. See it all at Colonial Williamsburg!
3. Water Country USA
Water Country USA is just around the corner from Busch Gardens Williamsburg. Enjoy drenching rides, slides, pools and fun at Virginia’s largest water park.
4. Kingsmill Resort
Situated along the picturesque James River, Kingsmill offers the ultimate getaway experience. Indulge in the resort’s five restaurants, spend a day out on the golf course, and let your tensions unwind as you treat yourself to decadent spa services.
5. Williamsburg Pottery
The Williamsburg Pottery is one of Virginia’s top tourist attractions. Each year, thousands of bargain hunting customers come from all over the world to shop. With over 75 years of retail experience, the Pottery strives to offer customers the highest quality goods at terrific Pottery prices. A wonderful and vast selection of items, including their Exclusive Salt Glaze Pottery, handmade Custom Silk Floral Arrangements, and Award-Winning Custom Framing, can be found there. There is truly something for everyone, so go and see, plan to spend the day, and enjoy this unique shopping experience.
6. Merchants Square
Located adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area, Merchants Square is an 18th-century style retail village with over 40 shops and restaurants. Visitors and local residents alike regularly experience the Square’s unique shopping, dining and special events offerings in a setting of unrivaled beauty.
7. Muscarelle Museum of Art
The Muscarelle Museum of Art located at Lamberson Hall on the campus of The College of William & Mary is a culturally-rich art institution, serving as a dynamic resource for our community, a working laboratory for The College, and a platform for visiting exhibitions and the museum’s own collection. Through staff commitment, college faculty expertise, college student service, and community collaboration, the Museum is proud to bring to life many opportunities and experiences.
8. Williamsburg Botanical Garden
The Williamsburg Botanical Garden is comprised of dedicated individuals, civic and religious groups and area businesses all of whom have been working together since 2000 to establish a botanical garden in the Greater Williamsburg area.
WBG currently maintains The Ellipse Garden in James City County at Freedom Park. This demonstration garden is free and open to visitors. The Ellipse Garden is the site of current and future educational programs for all children and adults of all ages throughout the year.
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