Within a one-mile radius, you will find specialty shops, museums, art galleries and a variety of restaurants for the pickiest and the most polished of palates.
Whether it’s oysters, tuna or softshell crabs you crave, fresh seafood is always on the menu at Yorktown Pub, Umi Sushi and Riverwalk Restaurant. Choose from brick oven pizzas, gourmet burgers and more than two dozen local craft beers when you dine at Water Street Grille. Carrot Tree Kitchens is known for its scratch-made cakes and Southern favorites like Brunswick Stew and Ham Biscuits. Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent frozen treats from Ben & Jerry’s. Enjoy burgers, subs and fried pickles at Larry’s. Sit on the sand or benches to enjoy your meal as you watch the boats and wildlife pass by.
In addition to the many restaurants, you’ll find several stores designed in the spirit of Colonial architecture selling nautical inspired home decor, custom-made jewelry, historical books, beach supplies and other unique items and services.
Walk in the footsteps of our nation’s founders and beloved patriots — men like George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and the Marquis de Lafayette — when you visit the Battlefield and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Both attractions are a short walk, or free Trolley ride, from the Riverwalk Landing Parking Terrace.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can tour the area by Segway, bicycle or paddleboard with rental options from Patriot Tours & Provisions. The captains of the Schooner Alliance are also waiting to take you on a kid-friendly pirate cruise or a more intimate and romantic sunset sail, depending on the time of year you visit.
Riverwalk Landing is the community hub for free outdoor concerts, Saturday farmers markets, festivals and special holiday events. Annual highlights include the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival, Fourth of July Celebration, Wine Festival and Art Stroll. Each Christmas brings the Tree Lighting, Lighted Boat Parade, Market on Main Street, and Mistletoe Market and Toyland Parade. Those arriving by water can dock at either of the floating piers, which are equipped to welcome cruise ships, visiting tall ships and smaller leisure vessels. The public beach is also a perfect spot for fishing, sunbathing and swimming!
As you can see, this diverse travel destination has a little bit of everything! History and hospitality are just a short, scenic drive along the Parkway from Williamsburg.
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