Discover top things to do in Williamsburg

From taking on the water rides at Water Country USA to hiking the trails at York River State Park, you’ll find a variety of family-friendly things to do near the Country Inn & Suites in Williamsburg. After a great night’s sleep in one of our comfortable hotel rooms, you can watch America’s history come to life as you explore the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Adrenaline junkies love the soaring roller coasters at Busch Gardens, which also offers animal encounters and live shows, while bargain hunters can score name-brand goods at Williamsburg Premium Outlets. If you’re traveling with your sweetheart, you can spend a laid-back afternoon browsing the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg before enjoying a romantic dinner and an evening stroll in nearby Merchants Square.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

2.2 mi / 3.54 km from the hotel
Test your limits on the Alpengeist, a legendary roller coaster that takes you up 195 feet before plunging you back to earth. You can also meet unique animals, see live shows, and browse artisan shops during your visit.

Colonial Williamsburg

1.93 mi / 3.11 km from the hotel
Step back in time to experience colonial American society in this living museum. Tour restored period buildings, talk to knowledgeable interpreters about the historical figures they embody, and see blacksmiths, apothecaries, and weavers hard at work.

Jamestown Settlement

6.52 mi / 10.49 km from the hotel
Visit Jamestown, America’s first permanent English settlement, to learn about daily life in the colonies. You can tour a re-created 17th-century ship, fort, and Powhatan village, talk to costumed historians, and browse several shops.

The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred

3.11 mi / 5 km from the hotel
The Williamsburg Winery produces several award-winning wines, including the Governor’s White. You can schedule a tour of the winery that concludes with a special tasting or enjoy a delicious meal at the on-site Gabriel Archer Tavern.

Water Country USA

2.02 mi / 3.25 km from the hotel
Make a splash at Water Country USA, home to thrilling water rides like Nitro Racer, an anything-but-lazy river called the Hubba Hubba Highway, and attractions designed for younger kids.

William & Mary

2.07 mi / 3.33 km from the hotel
Established in 1693, this public research university ranks among the top schools in the country. Graduates include three US presidents and four signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Williamsburg Premium Outlets

5.33 mi / 8.57 km from the hotel
Browse more than 120 stores to find great deals on your favorite brands, from J.Crew and The North Face to Under Armour and Michael Kors.

Yorktown Battlefield

9.62 mi / 15.49 km from the hotel
Start your outing to this historic battlefield in the Visitor Center, where you can see artifacts from the American fight for independence, watch an informative video, or schedule a guided tour with a park ranger.

Williamsburg Pottery

7.89 mi / 12.7 km from the hotel
Buy a handmade, salt-glazed piece of pottery like the ones used at Colonial Williamsburg at this family-owned retail complex. The 19-acre site, designed to evoke a traditional Dutch marketplace, sells a variety of home goods and local gourmet treats.

York River State Park

10.43 mi / 16.78 km from the hotel
You can take the kids to learn about coastal estuary systems at this beautiful park set where saltwater and freshwater environments meet. Enjoy ranger-led tours or set off to hike, bike, boat, or fish on your own.

Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

1.82 mi / 2.93 km from the hotel
Housing the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, this institution presents an expansive collection of eclectic and beautiful items sure to engage any visitor.

Merchants Square

2.01 mi / 3.23 km from the hotel
Located just outside of Colonial Williamsburg, this charming and pedestrian-friendly retail venue features over 40 shops and restaurants housed in colonial-style buildings. Kid-friendly stores are included, so the whole family can get in on the action.