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Jamestown - In 1606, three merchant ships left England laden with cargo and disembarked on the banks of the James River in 1607 and founded America's first permanent English colony.The Jamestown settlement now features a museum with film, gallery exhibits and a living history depicting the hardships and ambitions of those early pioneers. Those first three ships have been recreated and a recreated fort depicts what they endured in their unfamiliar enviroment and how they bought their English customs, religion, food and drink, dress and building styles. The world of Pocahontas, the legendary Indian maiden who befriended the English colonists, has been recreated in the Powahaton Indian village. Open daily from 9 - 5

Yorktown - This tiny village played an important part in American history, as it was here that the definitive battle of the American Revolution was won by George Washington in 1781 and the 13 colonies formed the United States of America. Yorktown retains many old colonial buildings and beautifully maintained battlefields and trenches of 18th century forces.

College of William and Mary - This institution is over 300 years old and is the second oldest institution for Higher Education in the nation.Thomas Jefferson went to school here and as you wander around the beautiful old buildings, you may catch a glimpse of the friendly ghost that's been dropping in at the Wren building for the past couple of centuries.

Bush Gardens Williamsburg Voted the world’s “Most Beautiful Theme Park" for 17 consecutive years, Busch Gardens Williamsburg combines 17th-century charm with 21st-century technology to create the ultimate family experience. Situated on 100 action-packed acres, Busch Gardens boasts more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions, nine main stage shows, a wide variety of award-winning cuisine and world-class shops. Set amid a French village, Griffon carries riders up 205 feet, then hurtles them 90 degrees straight down at 70 mph. And that’s just the beginning. Griffon evokes the power and speed of a mythical bird that is part eagle and part lion. It plunges, twists and turns – giving riders an adrenaline-pumping adventure that’s unlike any coaster experience in the world. This diving, driving force in roller coaster engineering is now open at Busch Gardens. Plunge into outrageous fun at the mid-Atlantic’s largest water play park, Water Country USA. Featuring a 1950s and ‘60s surf-theme, Water Country USA offers families tons of summertime fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super soakin’ thrills. Hubba Hubba Highway is Water Country USA’s radical river adventure. Guests can “cruise” down this free-floating expedition through drenching coconuts and cool geysers. Visit www.williamsburg.com to request your free vacation guide.
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Williamsburg Activities

Busch Gardens - Its been acclaimed as America's " Most Beautiful Theme Park"for the past nine years and is regarded as one of the rollercoaster capitals of the world. Shows and rides of all kinds fill the parks European-themed villages, with shopping,eating and a variety of games to fill the rest of the time there.

Go Karts Plus - A fun, safe place where all wannebe F1 Grand Prix drivers can test their skills and nerves. Its great for kids for all ages!

Pirates Cove Miniature Golf - An entire day could be spent here having fun, not only on the miniature mountains to play golf all over, around and thorough, but also to explore why its called Pirates Cove.

Water Country - USA - Water activities everywhere for old and young alike - shows, shopping and eating places and enough fun for all for the whole day

Williamsburg Restaurants and Bars

Williamsburg Restaurants

Applebee's - 1640 Richmond Rd. This popular local bar and grill caters for everybody's tastes from steaks and salads to soups and pastas, all at reasonable prices.

Yukon Steak Co - 1735 Richmond Rd. If you are looking for the best steak in Williamsburg, come to the specialists where steaks are cooked as you like them on a open charcoal hearth. Portions are huge, so come hungry.

Bones Restaurant - 351 York Str. Bones will show you Southern-style cooking from slow cooked Southern barbecue ribs to beef and chicken and is an experience you cannot afford to miss.

Williamsburg Bars & Clubs

Red Hot & Blue - Serious blues music with world class style and a place where the locals like to be seen.

415 Grill & Lounge - Casual enviroment where there is nightly dancing and every Friday night is karaoke evening.

Bones Sports Tavern - Enjoy live sport on the more than dozen T.V's, with all sorts of music to cater for all tastes inbetween.

Williamsburg children's activities

Busch Gardens - Its been acclaimed as America's " Most Beautiful Theme Park"for the past nine years and is regarded as one of the rollercoaster capitals of the world. Shows and rides of all kinds fill the parks European-themed villages, with shopping,eating and a variety of games to fill the rest of the time there.

Go Karts Plus - A fun, safe place where all wannebe F1 Grand Prix drivers can test their skills and nerves. Its great for kids for all ages!

Pirates Cove Miniature Golf - An entire day could be spent here having fun, not only on the miniature mountains to play golf all over, around and thorough, but also to explore why its called Pirates Cove.

Water Country - USA - Water activities everywhere for old and young alike - shows, shopping and eating places and enough fun for all for the whole day

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