Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Williamsburg to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Busch Gardens
Water Country USA


When it's time to take a break from the past, and the heat, head to Water Country USA. Zip down the twisty Jet Scream slide, float along the Hubba Hubba Highway, or splash with the kids in the Kritter Korral. End your Williamsburg vacation on a...  Read More



Built in 1985 by world-renowned architect I.M. Pei, the museum contains one of the world's largest collections of historical American and British furniture. Their collection of British pottery is also the largest outside that country. Over 8,000...  Read More



The first museum in the country dedicated to American folk art is on England Street, right across from the Williamsburg Lodge. Refurbished and enlarged in the early '90s, this museum houses everything from stenciled coverlets to mourning...  Read More



Based on the L.B. Taylor book "The Ghosts of Williamsburg," this tour is informative and fun! It is a walking tour of the historic area, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Reservations are absolutely required – about 85,000 people per year...  Read More



View replicas of the three ships and a fort occupied by the first settlers to arrive at Jamestowne in 1610. Historians, dressed in authentic period clothing, walk the grounds and are happy to answer your questions about life at the settlement....  Read More

Busch Gardens Williamsburg
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Thrilling rides and villages inspired by Europe and Canada are among the attractions at this family theme park. Tour the French town of Aquitaine and the English village of Banbury Cross, and be sure to pet the Clydesdale horses in Heatherdowns,...  Read More



The easiest way to explore this college is to get a map (available on campus or at and start off on a self-directed tour. Wandering around the school is also an option – the students are not only bright (Phi Beta Kappa was founded...  Read More



The 2705-acre Waller Mill Park, centered around a reservoir, is Williamsburg's outdoor escape. Locals and visitors come here for fishing, boating and picnicking. Wooded hiking trails and paved biking trails are also available, and your...  Read More



Get in touch with your inner monkey at the Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course. New to Williamsburg as of 2012, the staff at Go Ape equip you with a harness, carabiner and training in how to safely use the equipment before letting you run wild on...  Read More

Colonial Williamsburg
Colonial Williamsburg


The best place to start with this outdoor museum is at the visitor center. A film and an orientation walk are informative and will save you time. There is so much to see here – buildings, gardens, taverns, trade shops and demonstrations –...  Read More