Summer Activities in Williamsburg

2019 Guide to Summer | Williamsburg, Virginia

Stay near Busch Gardens when you choose to stay at an official Colonial Williamsburg hotel. Visit Jamestown and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offering hands-on exhibitions where you can imagine life as a revolutionary soldier or wander through the restored Powhatan Indian village. This year the Summer Breeze concert series in Merchants Square spotlights a variety of bands from pop to dance to party. Bring the family for a Williamsburg vacation filled with freedom, fireworks, theme parks, new thrills, water rides, and more.

Summer Packages in Williamsburg

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Summer Getaway Package

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Now - September 3, 2019


Summer Getaway Package
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Save up to 30%

Now - December 31, 2019


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Williamsburg Bounce Package

Complimentary CW Shuttle to and from Busch Gardens.

Now - October 27, 2019


Williamsburg Bounce Package

TOP ADVENTURES IN WILLIAMSBURG

Travel back in time and see the 18th century come to life at the Wythe House, Geddy House and Peyton Randolph House, Anderson Blacksmith Shop and Public Amoury in Colonial Williamsburg Historic Area.  Get ready to swing head over heels on Finnegan’s Flyer at Busch Gardens new ride this Spring. Take surf lessons to master Cutback coming in May 2019 at Water Country. America’ Got Talent acts are heading to Busch Garden Williamsburg this Summer. Here you’re always just minutes from more – more to see, more to do, more to experience.

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Calendar of Events

Looking for a good dose of fun? From fitness to tastings, live music to guided tours, check out our resort calendar to see what activities and classes we have planned during your stay.

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Busch Gardens

Whether you’re a kid, teen or adult, you will be sure to enjoy a day at Busch Gardens. With thrilling coasters, family-friendly shows, world-class dining and unique seasonal offerings, there’s something to do for everyone, including Wine and Food Festival May 17th – June 30th.

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Water Country

Head over to Water Country USA for a day of water fun for the whole family. From a mega slide to a lazy river, there is tons of fun for everyone, even the little ones, with child size water slides and pools. Don’t forget to check out the only water coaster in Virginia, Cutback, opening this May!

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Golf

A golf game at the prestigious Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, walking distance from the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Houses and Griffin Hotel.

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Historic Area Summer Events

Relax and reconnect with your family through the discovery of what life was like for families in the 18th century this summer.

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Haunted Williamsburg

From authentic 18th-century colonial ghost stories to creepy modern-day encounters, costumed storytellers share unnerving tales on Haunted Williamsburg, the only Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour that takes you inside our historic buildings.

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Dining

Dine in any of our 4 authentic 18thcentury taverns, casual modern dining at  Sweet Tea and Barley at the Williamsburg Lodge or make reservations for a gourmet experience at the Rockefeller Room of the Williamsburg Inn.

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Hiking and Biking

Take a hike at Bassett Hall trail, or drive to York River State Park with over 10 hiking trails.

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Ax Throwing

Try a new form of hands-on, 18th-century education and fun at the Ax Range. You’ll learn the history of ax throwing during the Revolutionary War, the uses of belt axes, and proper technique. After a safety briefing, get ready to take a swing at things yourself.

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Yorktown American Revolution Museum

The American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers a wide variety of experiences.

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Merchant's Square

Explore shops and restaurants of nearby Merchants Square. Stop by on Saturdays from 8am -12pm to check out the local farmer’s market.

Located in the heart of downtown Williamsburg, Merchants Square is an 18th century style retail village with 40+ shops and restaurants. Hosting Saturday Farmers Market 8am-Noon.

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Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown Settlement is just a short drive from Williamsburg and tells the story of the original 17th Century Settlement.

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Simon Premium Outlets

Ready for a day of shopping? The Williamsburg Premium Outlets is home to over 100 outlet stores.

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Go Ape

A unique and highly interactive treetop adventure, Go Ape is made up of crossings and obstacles which include rope ladders, net bridges, trapezes, Tarzan swings and zip lines.

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Virginia Living Museum

The Virginia Living Museum showcases Virginia’s natural and living resources to encourage understanding and protection of our natural world.

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Mariner's Museum

We are united as one global community through our shared maritime heritage. Everyone has a tie to the water, whether through career, culture, family, or leisure. The Mariners’ Museum and Park is here to tell your story. Discover your connection to the water for only $1.

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