Quality Inn At Kingsmill - Busch Gardens Area
480 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 220-1100
Fax: (757) 564-0386
Slide, splash and swim to your heart's content at this great water park with acres of rides for children and families. Shoot down the Jet Scream, four twisting and turning flumes that send you 415 feet at 25 mph into the pool. Take a break at the Aqua X-treme, the park's high-dive and gymnastics show. Or, perhaps, float down the Aquazoid, the world's largest special effects raft ride that travels through dark tunnels and water curtains with laser images and eerie sound effects. Opening hours vary seasonally - check the website for more details.
More than just a road, the Colonial National Historic Parkway connects Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown in a 23-mile stretch of road. From the York River to the James River, the whole road was constructed to allow motorists appreciate the natural beauty of the area and evoke the sensation of going back in time to the colonial era. The Colonial Parkway is not merely a means of travel, but truly an attraction in itself.
Once the capital of Colonial Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg has been restored into a living history museum so that visitors may see it as it was in the 1700s. Watch glassblowers, blacksmiths and other artisans producing goods by tried-and-true colonial methods. Or perhaps participate in a re-enactment of a trial at the courthouse. The period homes, stores and other buildings are full of interesting things to do and see. There are even costume rentals and historic accommodations so you can fully immerse yourself in American history.
Rising to revolution, the Continental Army led by General Washington encamped at Yorktown. This re-creation is just a short distance from the original site of the battle that won the American Revolution in 1781. Re-enactors at Yorktown demonstrate musket drills, colonial cooking and grim war-time medical practices. At a model 18th-century farm, you can help weed the garden, spin flax into thread and watch costumed interpreters cook in a colonial kitchen adjacent to the farmhouse. In the galleries, children can play in 18th-century clothes and participate in activities like making woodblock rubbings. Artifacts, including those from an excavated British ship, complete this comprehensive view of military life during the American Revolution. Just one of the many sights that make up the Historic Triangle (Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown).
Centrally located on campus of the College of William and Mary. The Zable Stadium is one of the college's major sports facilities. The William and Mary Tribe football team train and play their home games here. The University also uses the stadium for its track and field events. This stadium was built in honor of Walter J. Zable, a former university board member, and was opened in 1935 with a capacity of 12,259 seats. The Cary Field is located close by.
Located in the premises of the College of William and Mary. The William And Mary Hall is used by the College for athletics and other sports activities. The very famous Kaplan Arena is also housed in the William And Mary Hall. The halls has sports council offices, a meeting room and a medical room. It also has an area specially designated for gymnastics.
Visit Kaplan Arena anytime of the year and it will be filled with passionate sports fans. Buy a ticket and elbow your way through the crowds with cola and popcorns and cheer your favorite basketball or volleyball team. See the spectators rise in unison as the Cavaliers break into the opponent area and shoot the ball through the basket. Tribe is another hot favorite here; seeing both the teams in action is all fun and excitement. Check the website for details of fixtures.
A recreation of one of the earliest European settlements in the Americas, the Jamestown Settlement consists of replicas of boats, buildings, and villages. This museum features galleries and videos about life as it was then and it manages to make history engaging for both adults and kids. Climb aboard the three boats which are replicas of those used to sail from England. Explore the Powhatan village to learn about the Native Americans of the area, and see the colonists' fort. Best of all, actors replicate the every day lives of the colonists wearing period costumes, doing chores, and acting just like the colonists of the day. A truly fun way to learn about history!
This museum opened in 1959, and has since been dedicated to teaching the public about the evolution of American army vehicles from the colonial era to the present day. Pictures and camcorders are permitted on your visit. Stop by the gift shop on your way out, all proceeds go to help fund the museum. Tours need to be booked at least two weeks in advance to ensure staff availability. Admission is free.
Standing across the James River, the Chippokes Plantation is one of the oldest and largest plantations in the nation. Although the oldest, the park offers great recreational activities for the tourist. One can enjoy the great view of the historic area with it's mansions and gardens, along with it's antique charm. One can take a stroll in the garden to enjoy the scenic view or visit the Forestry Museum. There are swimming pools, hikes and horse back rides as well as campgrounds for overnight stay.
The 105 foot long Schooner Alliance sets sail from the Riverwalk Landing in Yorktown daily from April 15 to October 31. Sail past the many historic points along the York River, such as the Yorktown Battlefield and the Victory Monument. Couples will enjoy the two-hour sunset sails. Drinks and snacks are provided on board, and guests are welcome to help the crew set sail. Check their website to book a private charter in advance, as the ship often sails out of town for festivals and other events.
Charter boat fishing and sightseeing on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay.