If you are looking for a vacation that combines adventure and a sense of history and culture, a great place to start is the Greater Williamsburg area. My family spent several days exploring all the area has to offer, and we were able to create a family vacation filled with laughs, cheers and lasting memories.
Greater Williamsburg is known for many things; the main attraction being Colonial Williamsburg. And yes, we did spend some time walking through living history. However, there’s more to this vacation than the opportunity to learn about its history: Activities include amusement parks, zip lining, amazing food, Segway tours and more! And that's only what we were able to fill into our schedule.
Looking for some great family vacation recommendations? Here's a look at our itinerary, including everything you need to replicate a fantastic adventure.
Arriving in Virginia
As soon as you land in Richmond International Airport, you can head straight to the Alamo Rent a Car kiosk and pick up your much-needed vehicle. I couldn't imagine what our trip would have felt like without our rental car. Hopping in and out as we pleased and exploring beyond the boundaries of our hotel perimeter is what made the trip even more special. A quick drive into town (around 50 minutes or so) and we set up our home base and began our quest for knowledge and thrill-seeking.