Families have no shortage of things to do at KOA Campground Williamsburg: Children can frolic among water fountains beside a heated pool (in season) or bounce through the air from two inflatable jumping pads. Families can even work together to pan for gems in an old-fashioned mining sluice for an additional fee.
Three generations of the same family have worked for more than 40 years to build this 180-acre wooded campground. It has the classic camping experience mixed in with plenty of modern updates: campers can enjoy a picnic in the communal pavilion, or let their animals socialize in one of the pet playgrounds. Around the park, there's a network of nature trails accessible on-foot or by a raccoon-drawn sled. Throughout the year, the campground also hosts events ranging from outdoor movie screenings to themed weekend parties.
At the end of the day, guests can retire to cabins outfitted with bunk-beds or enjoy the tent and RV sites with full hook-ups. Bridging the gap between wilderness and civilization are amenities such as complimentary cable and wireless internet. There's also plenty to see beyond the woods, too: the campground lies in close proximity to attractions such as Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens.
Daredevil. This is the title earned by those brave enough to take on Tempesto, Busch Gardens’ high-speed thrill coaster. Riders daring enough to take on Tempesto will race into unbelievably tight turns at up to 63 miles per hour, seemingly defying gravity as they roll through a complete inversion 154 feet in the air. The ride features three launch experiences that send guests backward and forward and flips them upside-down, before finally propelling them through the signature loop-the-loop.
Beyond these big-kid rides, Busch Gardens Williamsburg caters to youngsters with its KIDsiderate attractions, including two play areas, Land of the Dragons and Sesame Street Forest of Fun. Little ones can explore, splash, and soar on kid-friendly rides, and meet some familiar faces from Sesame Street.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg also boasts multiple venues for both indoor and outdoor shows, such as Celtic Fyre, which celebrates Irish dance, music, and storytelling. Or, for a culinary experience, plan your visit around Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, when guests can sample cuisine from around the world not normally served at the park.
It's a good idea to arrive early at Movie Tavern, and not only if you hate missing the opening credits. Early birds can peruse the extensive menu of chef-crafted American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. But even after the show begins, the snacks keep coming. Unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. Guests can even sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the full bar before heading in to the theater. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies.
As for the entertainment, audiences get to enjoy all-digital presentations of first-run films any day of the week, plus Retro Cinema every Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Audiences also benefit from Movie Tavern's membership program.
Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn, plus a free ticket every year on their birthday, special offers, movie news, and invites to screenings and other special events.
Enjoy traditional American cuisine at Fat Canary, home of American comfort food.
Quit fat and gluten at Fat Canary, where low-fat fare and G-free offerings are the norm.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Eat outdoors Fat Canary (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
If you plan to hit the restaurant on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to fend off the crowds by calling ahead for a reservation.
Head to Fat Canary in comfort, where attire is business casual.
Don't spend time searching for parking — patrons are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Fat Canary.
Meals at Fat Canary are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
So when you need a tasty and satisfying meal, visit Fat Canary and munch on some American eats.
So take your next meal to the next level and indulge in some great American eats at the highly-rated Fat Canary.
Plenty of utensils and wares decorated tables in 18th-century America, but only a few became a symbol of protest during the Revolution, one of them was the teapot. It's these subtle traces of cultural change that take center stage in the permanent and temporary exhibits at DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Here, developments in civilian and military infantry, such as ignition systems and muzzle-loading firearms, signal the progress of 18th-century weaponry, while 1690s-1820s furniture from New England through the Mid-Atlantic highlight developing cultural and regional trends.
Though a bulk of the museum's collection—including one of the biggest assortments of British ceramics outside England—was mainly used in the home, some objects were designed for outside the domestic sphere. An original fire engine built in the mid-18th century stands unscathed by flames, and a collection of medals made for George Washington honors the time he beat up that cherry tree. Scholars delve deeper into these and other artifacts during lectures held in Hennage Auditorium.
Nestled in America's Historic Triangle in an area that was first colonized in 1633, The Williamsburg Winery stretches across 320 acres of picturesque farmland known as the Wessex Hundred. The vineyard's first grape-crushing dances took place in 1987, and they've since developed to produce 25 sip-ready varietals along with a lengthy list of vintage library wines ideal for tucking in a cellar or serving to a homesick time traveler from 1993.
In a setting styled to evoke the mood of an 18th-century European winery, tours meander along a pebbled walkway alongside simple stucco structures before ducking inside a quaint wine museum. Inside the tasting room, private wine cellar, or the Gabriel Archer Tavern that overlooks the grounds, oenophiles can swirl, sip, and throw their heads back to gurgle aged libations from a large roster of wines.