One of America’s favorite destinations, Greater Williamsburg, Virginia includes Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown and offers travelers a unique juxtaposition of contemporary and historical experiences for all ages. Travelers have the freedom to be curious, to relax or have fun with a variety of hands-on interactive attractions, scenic outdoor adventures and sophisticated arts and culture experiences.
While many people envision the Williamsburg area as history, horse-drawn carriages, and tricorn hats – which can still be found within Colonial Williamsburg and other areas around the region – today’s Williamsburg has reinvented itself and is making history with go-carts and zip lines, Segway tours and the largest winery in Virginia. The Williamsburg Winery even received the first 90+-point rating in the state by Robert Parker – “The Wine Advocate.”
Of course, what’s old is new again, too, like farm- (and bay- and ocean- and vineyard-) to-table. Let’s face it: 400 years ago, farm-to-table was no fad. Gardens and farms were a necessity! The cool thing is that in Greater Williamsburg they are still tending, in some cases, the same exact gardens, which now deliver the same crops to modern tables, restaurants and eateries. There are breweries opening up and even a “meadery” (kind of like wine, but fermented with honey instead of grapes).
Travelers can Segway past a battlefield, indulge in a new million-dollar spa, and use 3-D printers and virtual reality 3-D glasses to see history at Jamestown in a complete different way. It’s kind of like the Comicon of History – all very techy and cool and tangible. And Greater Williamsburg is a year-round destination, with more than two dozen hotels offering indoor pools, and The Great Wolf Lodge goes a step beyond, offering its full indoor water park year round.
For those looking to make their own history, Greater Williamsburg is an ideal destination.