Is there a more historical place in the United States than Williamsburg? Perhaps. But this place has enough stories, artifacts, and old plantations to satisfy even the most enthusiastic history buffs. From Colonial Williamsburg living-history museum to the James River Plantations, this place is ripe for forays into the past.
Originally settled in 1632, “Middle Plantation” (as Williamsburg was once called) has been the seat of Virginia state government, although that honor now lies with Richmond. Thanks to a beautification project that started in the 1920s, many of the area’s oldest, most beautiful homes have been renovated, making for beautiful neighborhoods and mansions-turned-bed-and-breakfasts. Of course, there's a modern side to this city too. The College of William & Mary draws a youthful vibrancy to the city with pubs, coffee shops, and fashion boutiques. Explore it all with our Williamsburg vacation rentals.
Any visit to Williamsburg would be incomplete without getting to know at least a few of the “old” locals at Colonial Williamsburg. Actual humans dress up in period clothing, work jobs such blacksmithing and wool spinning (the old-fashioned way), and tell stories and histories to any guests who lend an ear. A stay at Williamsburg Plantation is the perfect pairing because a classic-style estate from the past with all the modern amenities such as a kitchen, pool, and fitness center.
If history isn’t your thing, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has more tales to tell, although these may seem a little tall for real life. Hang your hat nearby at Wyndham Governor's Green, an eco-friendly resort that will make you feel right at home.
Will you be a historical explorer or a modern adventurer? With Travelocity’s vacation rentals in Williamsburg, you don’t have to choose. You could save enough to stay and to see both sides of this intriguing place. Book today!