If you are looking for an easy roadtrip, why not head to the place that has history, culture and the waves? Virginia welcomed our World Explorer with cannons, flags and lots of excitement.
Leave Bergen county by 07:30 and you will be in Richmond, VA for a late lunch. Only an hour later you are in Williamsburg, an unforgettable living history museum. Pedestrian only historic area is great to stroll and explore. We spent every morning in historic center and headed to theme parks after lunch with our multi-day package, after the crowds receded.
In Williamsburg there are a couple of museums, blacksmith shop, colonial buildings, old taverns to visit. The real MUST-SEE are the daily programs that show dramatizations from the Colonial times. The reenactments are excellent and actors never break character. Some show military drills, others show signers of Declaration of Independence debating women’s rights or other issues. They even draw the audience in and make children part of the conversation.
For a bit of culture mixed with excitement – head to Busch Gardens. The park is organised into countries and you can visit a few in one day. Germany, Italy, France, Scotland, Ireland and England all have their own celebrations and small villages to explore. Older kids will enjoy amazing rides, parents may enjoy Octoberfest in Germany :). There is a lot to learn about nature and animals that need protection in the conservation center. Even more enjoyable is the Water Park USA nearby, albeit with less culture.
After a few days in Williamsburg our explorers drove another hour to Virginia beach and discovered great waves and even better seafood! 3 days in Williamsburg and a few days on the beach – our recipe for a great getaway!
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