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Explore Williamsburg's History, Culture, and Attractions During Your Stay...


When planning an escape to the Kingsmill Resort, don't forget to include an opportunity to learn and discover what else Williamsburg has to offer. This town is unlike any other with historic sites such as: Jamestown, Yorktown, and Colonial Williamsburg. Which provide a chance to fully immerse oneself in the formation of this country.  Inside the Historic Triangle sits some of the best places for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Whether the interest is in clothing, food, or luxury, one can be sure to find what they are looking for within the several areas that offer it all. No visit is complete, however, without a thrilling trip to Busch Gardens or a day at Water Country to beat the heat.



Busch Gardens


Situated three miles east of historic Williamsburg, Va. is Busch Gardens, an action packed European adventure theme park with the 17th century charm and the 21st century technology. The European countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany and Italy serve as the setting for Busch Gardens' 100 acres of fun-filled world exploration. Busch Gardens offers a wide variety of culinary experiences, world-class shopping, and exciting live shows. The park is also home to more than 50 rides and attractions, including KIDsiderate areas designed especially for the park's youngest guests.



Water Country USA


Guests can dive into summertime fun at Water Country USA, the mid-Atlantic's largest water park. The park offers fun for the entire family with a 1950s and 60s surf theme, new resort-style amenities and more than 30 state-of-the-art water rides and attractions including Vanish Point, the park's newest water slide. The park includes 43 acres of refreshing pools, children's play areas and lazy rivers, offering hours of fun in the summer sun. Water Country USA now features resort-style amenities to help guests make the most of their day. Swim lessons and classes to take their water experience to the next level.



Yankee Candle Village


Here in the heart of Virginia's historic triangle you'll find a store unlike any other. With over 400,000 candles in more than 200 different famous Yankee scents, you'll discover an entertaining, interactive family adventure at every turn! From watching animated, singing characters to celebrating Christmas year ‘round, Williamsburg Yankee Candle Village is one stop you can't pass on when visiting this area.



Colonial Williamsburg


History comes to life in Colonial Williamsburg through thousands of archaeologists, researchers, historians, historical interpreters- and even you. Become part of “The Revolutionary City” adventure and witness the collapse of the royal government and join the debate over the Declaration of Independence. The two-hour daily event highlights Williamsburg's role in one of America's defining moments. Visit the quaint shops on Duke of Gloucester Street and afterward sit down at one of the award winning restaurants.



Jamestown Settlement


Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center are two living history museums that engage visitors in nearly two centuries of our nation's history- from the founding of America's first permanent English settlement in 1607 to the decisive Revolutionary War victory in 1781 and implementation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In 2007, Jamestown Settlement celebrated its 400th anniversary with several permanent exhibits, a new introductory film and revitalized living-history areas. Together, they represented the story of the 17th century Virginia and its Powhatan Indian, English and western central African cultural origins.



New Town


Williamsburg New Town is 365 acres of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, offices, and homes. In New Town you'll find an extensive outdoor shopping mall, fine restaurants, and quick eating, a 12-screen movie theater, banks and financial services, salons and gyms.



High Street


High Street is a beautiful mixed-use urban village, located in the middle of the city of Williamsburg. The Stops at High Street are distinguished by their refined Georgian architecture. With over 200,000 sq. ft. of retail space, a wide variety of eateries and restaurants complement an assortment of upscale merchants. All of this anchored by Movie Tavern, an 8-screen, 1,000 seat cinema café showing first run movies.



Premium Outlets


With over 135 stores including: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Nautica, and more. The Premium Outlets offers great savings on your favorite brands. Conveniently located off Route 199 off of Richmond Road, this stop is a favorite for all who visit the area.