Friday, August 17, 2012
America's Historic Triangle
This Labor Day, take the kids on a wonderful adventure to Colonial Williamsburg, where all of the family can partake in this country's great heritage as well as experiencing an amazing end of summer blow out.
Wheels up, wheels down...
Travelers from have a myriad of options when flying the short forty five minute flight to Williamsburg, VA. Numerous air shuttles conveniently fly to four separate Virginia airports: Richmond, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and the most popular choice, Newport News located a scant fifteen miles from Colonial Williamsburg.
Spacious townhome-style rooms easily will hold a family of four and are complete with every imaginable amenity. Full kitchen? Check. Washer & dryer? Check. Even a daily maid service? Check.
Three championship golf courses, a slew of tennis courts, and an inviting swimming pool will keep you and the family entertained the entirety of your stay... Not to mention that Kingsmill Resort is in close proximity to downtown and is literally just a stone's throw from the Busch Gardens Amusement park. They even provide a complimentary shuttle service to all of the best attractions that the America's Historic Triangle has to offer. www.kingsmill.com
A World of Antiques
Merchants Square is lined with unique shops that openly embrace the past, and are cluttered with antiques and treasured collectibles. Boutiques alongside art galleries, and cafes offer an endless array of homemade crafts, candies, and beautifully adorned quilts. However some of the best shopping can be found west of Williamsburg at the sprawling Outlet Mall... Home to the hugely popular Yankee Candle Shop and multitude of other discounted designer brands. www.merchantssquare.org
Ride the Trolley
For a fun and low-cost option of getting from Merchants Square to the restaurants and shops of New Town, hop onboard the trolley. The fun and lighthearted way of getting across town costs a meager fifty cents, and is free for students of all ages. www.newtownwilliamsburg.com
Travel at your own pace or take a guided tour as outfitted interpreters discuss the colonists harsh living conditions. Every member of the family will certainly gain a deeper appreciation of the first settlers dedication and commitment as they board replicas of the three small wooden ships used to journey across the volatile Atlantic Ocean.
History comes out to play at James Fort, as children excitedly cover their ears anticipating the blast of a musket during a lively demonstration. Also, visitors to the Jamestown Settlement will take pleasure in discovering how colonists and Native American's managed the land, prepared deer pelts, and produced stoneware. www.historyisfun.org
Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour
Chef Tim Westby-Gibson serves up only the freshest French cuisine that is complemented by the restaurant's broad selection of fine wine. Quality and consistency are the key ingredient to Cafe Provencal's long term success. Their seasonal fresh caught Snook, is one of the best eating fish you'll ever taste, and tops their list of piping hot entrees. www.cafe-provencal.com
Experience the rush of pure adrenaline on Busch Garden's latest scream machine, Verbolten. This German Autobahn themed ride abruptly drops out from underneath the riders after a dizzying whirlwind in near darkness of the spooky Black Forest. http://bit.ly/yyORzI)%20