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Old 01-07-2012, 05:10 AM   #1
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Information about Williamsburg

We would like to go to Williamsburg. Any suggestions about what time of the year is best?
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:16 AM   #2
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We have been there in all 4 seasons, and we like them all.

In summer, everything is in full swing and there is more to see and do in the restored area. All their buildings are open, and there are more programs and special events taking place. There are also Busch Gardens and a large water park nearby if you will be traveling with kids. However, it is HOT in summer, and the crowds are bigger.

Spring and fall are probably our favorite times of year. Crowds are smaller, and the weather is more comfortable, but some special programs are not going on. However, if you get the timing right, the gardens are beautiful in spring and the leaves are pretty in fall.

Winter is also an interesting time to visit, especially if you can be there before Christmas to see all the colonial Christmas decorations. The restored area is beautiful if you happen to catch it during a rare snowfall. However, you can't count on it snowing, and if I couldn't be there to see the Christmas decorations, I wouldn't go in winter.
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Old 01-07-2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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I thin paz nailed it! There are tradeoffs and it depends what you want to do most while you are there. Williamsburg is between Richmond and Norfolk/VA Beach and it you want to explore either of those areas as well, that may impact your decision.
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Think traffic, traffic , traffic anytime of the year. It is really bad and if driving through tunnels bother you, you are in trouble because to get between the southside and the penninsula, you have to go over/through bridge/tunnels.It is also really, really hot and humid in the summer. But there is lots to see in the area. If you are interested in civil war history, that part of Virginia is the place to be. Newport News City Park and Campground still has visible trenches from the Civil War and Ft Monroe is open for tours, the place where Jefferson Davis was held in custody after the Civil War. Jamestown Colony is also in that area. Bring plenty of money. Lived in Virginia Beach for 18 years and glad to be gone from there.
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:42 PM   #5
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Well, we have lived in Florida for 22 years so we know what heat is. I guess I should have asked, which is better, Spring or Fall.
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IMO fall is the best time to head to Williamsburg, not as many young tourist and you are on the down swing for seasonal prices.
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We have lived in the Williamsburg area for many years. It's a tourist destination, so lots to do in the summer; hence lots of people. Aside from Summer, I would lean towards Fall or even early in Christmas Season. PM me if you have detailed questions. It's a great place to live or visit!
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I think September or early October is excellent. American Heritage RV park
is the place to stay.
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Well, we have lived in Florida for 22 years so we know what heat is. I guess I should have asked, which is better, Spring or Fall.
My choice is spring. DW and I like flower gardens, and the bulbs blooming in April are beautiful.
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Another campground to consider that most out of town folks don't know about is Chickahominy Riverfront Park. It's a County park, but very nice sites, facilities and at a great price. Check it out.....
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