Explore fun things to do in Williamsburg, part of Virginia’s Historic Triangle

Begin your family vacation in a comfortable guest room at the Country Inn & Suites, Williamsburg Historic Area, VA, roughly five minutes from Colonial Williamsburg. You can spend the day in America’s largest living history museum touring colonial buildings and chatting with the many historic interpreters that walk the town. Round out your tour of the state’s Historic Triangle with visits to Jamestown and Yorktown, both about 30 minutes away. Other thrilling things to do nearby include the roller coasters at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and the waterslides at Water Country USA. Love the outdoors? You can explore the region’s famous coastal waterways at York River State Park.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

4.9 mi / 7.89 km from the hotel
Test your limits on the Alpengeist, the legendary roller coaster that takes you up 195 feet before plunging you back to earth. Other attractions at Busch Gardens include rare animals, live shows, and artisan shops.

Colonial Williamsburg

0.81 mi / 1.3 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.

Go-Karts Plus

5.56 mi / 8.96 km from the hotel
For an action-packed adventure that the whole family can enjoy, you can’t go wrong with Go-Karts Plus. Race around the track, test your aim at the shooting gallery, and prepare for the ultimate water balloon battle at the Water Wars station.

Jamestown Settlement

5.7 mi / 9.17 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

3.61 mi / 5.82 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

4.37 mi / 7.04 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

1.02 mi / 1.65 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

2.7 mi / 4.35 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

12.1 mi / 19.47 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.

York River State Park

8.46 mi / 13.62 km from the hotel
Take the kids to learn about coastal estuary systems at this beautiful park set where saltwater and freshwater environments meet. You can enjoy ranger-led tours or set off to hike, bike, boat, or fish on your own.

Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

1.15 mi / 1.86 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

0.91 mi / 1.47 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.