Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Plus Historic Area
The historical re-enactors and preserved buildings of Williamsburg are just a short 1-mile drive from Best Western Plus Historic Area. Here, you can lounge poolside at one of the café tables or head to your room to kick back in front of a flat-screen TV.
- Dig into breakfast, which has a spread of eggs, bacon or sausage, cereal, yogurt, fruit, and more.
- Take a dip in the heated indoor pool.
- Exercise anytime in the 24-hour fitness room, which is equipped with cardio gear.
- Kids will love the onsite game area.
- Distance from Busch Gardens: 9 miles
Williamsburg, Virginia: Art and Entertainment in Historic Colonial Town
Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia (along with Jamestown and Yorktown), Williamsburg was the capital of the colony and it played a central role during the American Revolution—American forces gathered here in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the war’s final battle. The city pays homage to this patriotic past with a living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists. Historians have carefully preserved and restored dozens of 18th-century structures within the town; buildings of note include the opulent Governor’s Palace, built in 1722 to house the British governor, and the residential home of George Wythe, the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence. Yorktown Battlefield is only a short drive east; here, park rangers tell the story of the Revolutionary War’s final siege.
Back in Williamsburg, the 18th-century-style boutiques along Merchants Square sell everything from whimsical toys to hand-cooked Virginia peanuts. In addition to its historic sites, Williamsburg boasts a thriving artistic community, with original folk art and paint-by-number self-portraits of the Founding Fathers displayed at several galleries and art exhibits throughout the city.