horse drawn carriage ride in Williamsburg VA

See and Do the Historic Triangle at Your Own Pace

Personalize Your Stay in Greater Williamsburg

The Historic Triangle has so much to teach us no matter what our age. With history dating back to the 17th century, this region is rich in facts and stories about our nation, its people and their lives. Exploring Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown gives us a glance into our country’s earliest times and how our ancestors lived. We get to see what their days were like, the kinds of foods they ate and the clothes they wore.

Freedom Park

Colonial Williamsburg is a must-see destination while in town. Even if you’ve been before, it’s worth revisiting. Walk down Duke of Gloucester Street and soak in our past by touring historic sites and buildings, and people watch as Colonial-costumed townspeople pass by and tradespeople perform demonstrations of their crafts. Explore Historic Jamestowne and learn about our early settlers, while enjoying impressive views of the James River. And visit Yorktown to hear the story of our nation’s birth, including spending time at Yorktown Battlefield and the American Revolution Museum.

Greater Williamsburg has even more than historical appeal. It is a thrill seeker’s dream with several major amusement and water parks, and action-packed activities from zip lining and axe throwing to go-carting and boating. In addition, nature lovers will appreciate the area’s numerous natural parks and their hiking and biking trails. 

Williamsburg outdoor activities
York River State Park

If shopping is more your style, this area’s shopping scene will not disappoint. From small local businesses to large outlet malls, and everything in between, shoppers can find just what they’re seeking. Art enthusiasts will admire the culture the area offers including a wide selection of museums, and spa goers have many options to help them relax. 

shopping at Merchants Square
Merchants Square

Greater Williamsburg also boasts plenty of dining options. From local favorites to family style to award-winning restaurants, everybody will find something they like, even the pickiest of eaters. There are many outdoor dining opportunities as well. No doubt, wine and beer drinkers will enjoy trying local beverages, made from the area’s fine wineries and breweries.  

Remember here it’s about people exploring at their own pace. Any way you choose to spend your time in Greater Williamsburg, you’re bound to have a memorable visit. Make this a special, one-of-a-kind experience—until the next time you visit!  

Colonial Williamsburg Chocolate Maker