Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Garden Williamsburg Busch Gardens Area
During your stay at this Wyndham Garden, you’ll be just five minutes from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, a 400-acre theme park where you can zoom on roller coasters and see wild animals up close. The hotel is a comfy place to recharge; before you set out on the next day’s adventure, fill up on a complimentary breakfast.
- Stylish guest rooms: Spend a relaxing evening watching flicks on a flat-screen TV or uploading vacation pics with the room’s free WiFi.
- Cool off in an outdoor pool with a sun deck surrounded by trees.
- Get physical in the hotel’s fitness center, which stays open around the clock.
- For history buffs: The hotel is about a 10-minute drive from the College of William & Mary, the country’s second-oldest college.
- Where to eat: The Garden Café is open from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. daily; serving appetizers, sandwiches, entrees, and beverages.
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.