The town of Williamsburg is located in the state of Virginia, just south-east of the state capital of Richmond. It is on the Virginia Peninsula and is a very popular historical tourist destination within the United States of America. Your holidays in Williamsburg will be spent in an area that is very close to the Atlantic Ocean and a number of popular seaside resorts here, to include Virginia Beach. To really get a feel for this part of the US, it is a good idea to rent self catering accommodation in Williamsburg. Whichever property you decide to book, you can guarantee it will come equipped with all the latest mod-cons and having access to your own kitchen, could save a fortune in not having to eat out for every single meal.
There are ample activities to enjoy during your holidays in Williamsburg. In fact, it might be a problem fitting everything you want to do into a two week vacation. A selection of the most popular activities to indulge in include swimming, tennis, go-karting, miniature golf and 9 and 18 holes course, fishing, cycling, walking and hiking in the countryside surrounding the town and there are some fantastic shopping opportunities in the town, especially at the Williamsburg Potter Factory Outlet, which must be good as it is visited by no less than 3 million people per year.
Together with Jamestown and Yorktown, Williamsburg is one of the three towns that make up the ‘Historic Triangle’, which is arguably one of the most important historical areas in the whole of the USA. Williamsburg really pushes the boat out in specialising in tourist attractions that best capture and show off the interesting past of this region and much of the centre of the town is actually dedicated to a living museum. Some of the main attractions to keep in mind include Burton Parish Church (which is the longest running church in America), Colonial Williamsburg (the main area for the living museum), The Governor’s Palace and The Williamsburg Winery. The kids and young at heart will love the fact that there are two theme parks here: Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA.
Your holidays in Williamsburg, Virginia, will be spent in what is known as a humid sub-tropical zone. This means that it is usually mild throughout the whole year, although having said that, an average of 6 inches of snowfall does hit this town every year. Summers are very hot and humid and average temperatures can easily hit the high-twenties or low-thirties degrees Celsius. Winters see averages in the teens. The area receives a high annual rainfall amount of 47 inches.
Most people looking to travel to the self catering accommodation in Williamsburg will rely on Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), as this has the best local connections with the UK. United Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic all fly out of London Heathrow (LHR). Plus United also has a service from Manchester (MAN).