Daddy-Daughter Trip To Williamsburg, Virginia
It was the perfect trip to end the school year. Although Alora & Johnny didn’t travel alone, they stole a few moments to capture memories. Quite an accomplishment for traveling with almost the entire 5th grade class!
Activities were nonstop once they arrived in Williamsburg, Virginia. Their explorations extended from the Jamestown Settlement to the Governor’s Palace. Check out some of their itinerary below (in no particular order). It may give you ideas for your own Williamsburg visit.
What They Did
- Arrive at Jamestown-Scotland Ferry for departure
- Picnic lunch at Jamestown Picnic area
- Guided tour of Jamestown Settlement (walking outdoors)
- Bus travel down The Colonial Parkway (23 miles) to Yorktown
- Guided tour of Yorktown Victory Center
- Evening Program: The Hauntings of Williamsburg (walking outdoors)
- Guided tour of Colonial Williamsburg (walking outdoors)
- Exploration of Governors Palace, Shopping at Merchant Square, & the Village of Colonial Williamsburg
This list of activities, including hotel check-in & meals, was split over the course of 2 days. With more time or an itinerary reflecting your personal interests, much more exploration is definitely possible.
A Little History
Williamsburg played a huge role in the American Revolution. From 1699-1780, it was the capital of the Virginia Colony. In conjunction with Jamestown & Yorktown, it forms the “Historic Triangle.” In present day Colonial Williamsburg, actors in period costume portray daily Colonial life in the streets, stores & workshops. It’s basically a living-history museum.
It is Alora’s goal (@2pbgirls) to dress up & walk around like the actors during her next visit. Costumes are available for purchase. While their daddy-daughter trip was epic, we plan to return as a family & explore at our leisure. This will probably make a fun summer weekend escape!
More Things To Do
In addition to the attractions Johnny & Alora visited, there are a few places we plan to add to our itinerary: the Busch Gardens amusement park (including Water Country, USA), The Sideshow Gallery, Whitley's Peanut Factory. I'm sure we'll also include a nature activity of some sort (parks, hiking trails, etc.). Plans for this trip haven't yet been organized but our hotel stay, restaurants, & other stops will definitely be shared with you!
Know Before You Go
- Restrooms are scarce so when you’re near one , take advantage
- There is A LOT of walking so wear extremely comfortable shoes
- Look out for horse carriages & “road apples” (horse droppings)
- Water fountains are available
- Gift shop items are pricey ($40 for a hat!)