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AREA ATTRACTIONS:

“Explore” is our new magazine we have recently published to assist you with places to eat, play, and shop while visiting us here in the Williamsburg area. Below is a list of advertisers in our booklet.  We hope you find our suggestions helpful!

Busch Gardens: A theme park for the kid in all of us!   BG is a replica of 6 European countries that features more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, authentic cuisine and delightful shops.  See why Busch Gardens has been voted the world’s Most Beautiful Park for 21 consecutive years!  www.buschgardens.com

Water Country USA: Mid-Atlantic’s largest water park with state-of-the-art water rides and attractions set to a 1950’s and 60’s surf theme. Water Country has been voted one of the best water parks in the country!   www.watercountryusa.com

Colonial Williamsburg: CW invites you to experience first hand what it was like to live during the 18thcentury.  The Revolutionary City invites you to step into the lives of everyday citizens facing extraordinary circumstances. Dine in a colonial tavern.  Watch carpenters reconstruct buildings using 18th century methods and tools.  Take a candlelight tour and hear the legends that have intrigued generations.www.ColonialWilliamsburg.com

Jamestown Settlement: A living history museum that chronicles Jamestown’s origins in England to the colonists’ struggle to survive and thrive in Virginia. Visit The Susan Constant, Godspeed, or Discovery, replicas of the three ships that transported the original colonists to Virginia in 1607. Watch a “settler” load and fire a matchlock musket, a blacksmith forge tools or a carpenter work with wood.   www.historyisfun.org

Yorktown Victory Center: A museum of the American Revolution near the battlefield where the decisive battle took place in the fall of 1781. Have an interactive experience with historical interpreters…help prepare a cannon for firing, join a military drill, water the garden or “break” flax.    www.historyisfun.org

Historic Yorktown: One of the jewels of the Historic Triangle all in a breathtaking Riverfront setting.  Yorktown is the home of several fine antique shops, art galleries and charming restaurants all nestled in the village and overlooking the York River. www.yorkcounty.gov

The Yorktown Schooners: Take a step back into history aboard Yorktown’s 105’ Tall Ship, Alliance or take a pirate cruise on the Serenity.  Lend a hand at setting sail, take the helm and steer the ship or look for dolphins and osprey as you glide along the shores of the York River.  www.schooneralliance.com

Riverwalk Landing: On the shores of the York River, this beautiful waterfront development, designed in the spirit of colonial architecture, is reflected in the town’s historic buildings. It features specialty shops, riverfront dining, an outdoor performance venue and free parking.  www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism

Lucky Lake: Gem and Mineral Mine…perfect for all ages!  Lucky Lake Gem and Mineral Mine was discovered by sheer luck.  While creating a lake on the property to honor their mother and father small rocks and colored stones were found.  After years of research a major pegmatite was discovered running through the property. www.luckylakeva.com

Virginia Air & Space Center: The Visitor Center for NASA Langley Research Center and Langley Air Force Base.  Experience what it is like to launch a rocket, pilot a space shuttle, or come face-to-face with the Apollo Command Module and a DC-9 passenger jet. Watch a 3D IMAX film in the Riverside IMAX Theater…you have to see it to believe it!  www.vasc.org

Serenity Spa: A full service day spa offering friendly service, well know products, and the expertise of professional estheticians, massage therapists and nail technicians, and hair stylists.  One of the best kept secrets in Williamsburg!   www.serenityspa.com

Interval International: II operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide.  II has an exchange network of approximately 2,600 resorts over 75 nations.  II provides its members -vacation owners from around the world- with comprehensive exchange services and a variety of other exciting benefits that offer value and convenience at home and on the road.  www.intervalworld.com

Williamsburg National Golf Club: A 36-hole championship facility.  The four star Jack Nicklaus designed Jamestown Course was named one of Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” in 2009. The magazine also named the Tom Clark designed Yorktown Course as one of “America’s Top 50 Courses for Women”.  In addition the Williamsburg National Golf Club has a full driving range, chipping area and a large putting green.  www.wngc.com