Hotel at a Glance: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown Settlement, and Busch Gardens all call Williamsburg home, making the town an ideal historical vacation destination for families. You’ll be perfectly poised to visit all these attractions when you stay at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Williamsburg—it’s just 2 miles from Colonial Williamsburg. This recently renovated hotel features amenities that road-weary visitors look for, including free parking.
- Start mornings out with a full complimentary hot breakfast buffet, complete with meats, pastries, and make-your-own waffles.
- Splash around in the indoor pool, or burn off steam in the onsite fitness center.
- Spacious suites feature new, extrathick beds and newly refurbished decor with bright, popping colors.
- Grab a snack at the onsite convenience store.
Williamsburg, Virginia: Art and Entertainment in Historic Colonial Town
Part of the Historic Triangle of Virginia, Williamsburg played a central role during the American Revolution—American forces gathered there in 1781 to march to Yorktown for the final British defeat. The city pays homage to this patriotic past in a living museum where fifers march in Revolutionary War regalia and costumed actors portray everyday colonists. Historians have carefully preserved and restored 88 original 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 patriot to sign the Declaration of Independence. Yorktown Battlefield is only a short drive east; there, a park ranger guides visitors along the British defense and tells the story of the Revolutionary War’s final siege.
Back in Williamsburg, the 18th-century-style specialty 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.