Our next stop after Virginia Beach was Williamsburg Virginia. We stayed at a Thousand Trails just outside of Williamsburg and I can’t say I recommend this park, especially for the price. The sites were a bit small and close together, and we are backed up to a highway – listened to cars and trucks for two days!
Even though they take reservations for full hookups on their website, you don’t necessarily get full hookups either. I know that is a typical Thousand Trail trait, which is why we don’t stay at them too often. This was another area where we had a hard time booking a site in several parks, so we went ahead and stayed here. Verizon does work well here, which is good as they didn’t give us a site with cable (which they have), and there are too many trees for our satellite. The one-way streets have the parking at the wrong angle also, making it hard to back into the sites.
Again, don’t really recommend this park, but it will do in a pinch. I really wanted to visit this area and we needed a place to stay.
We chose not to buy the tickets to tour Williamsburg. Too much walking on a hot/humid/probably going to rain in the afternoon day. Instead, we drove on the Colonial Parkway, which was neat, and tried to see what we could see. Here are a few photos of our drive.
Williamsburg, a city in the U.S. state of Virginia, was the capital of the Virginia Colony from 1699 to 1780 and played a significant role in the American Revolution. It forms the “Historic Triangle” together with Jamestown and Yorktown. Its heart is Colonial Williamsburg, a historic district and living-history museum where actors in period costume depict daily Colonial life in the streets, stores, and workshops
A visit to Williamsburg, Virginia is a great way to explore the history of the United States. The Colonial Parkway is an idyllic 23-mile drive linking three historic cities—Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown—while providing breathtaking vistas of rivers, marshes, creeks, and woodlands.
Take a tour of Jamestown Settlement and learn about the first permanent English settlement in America. Enjoy the festive atmosphere of Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area complete with historic buildings, reenactment activities, and costumed interpreters who bring Colonial America to life. Visit Yorktown Battlefield, where Washington’s army defeated the British forces in 1781 to end the Revolutionary War.
Whether you’re looking for family fun or educational experiences, a visit to this area will certainly leave you enriched!