Williamsburg Tourism

Williamsburg is a city in the state of Virginia in the United States of America with around 15,000 residents. The city’s rich and vibrant history and how well it has been preserved and protected is what makes it a great tourist destination. Visit Williamsburg and explore this city with perfect amalgamation of new and old!

Jamestown used to be the capital of Virginia Colony however after it burned down; the capital was shifted to Williamsburg in 1699. The city has done well in preserving the architecture and trying to teach people about the life and the hardships of the early settlers through the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in the world—Colonial Williamsburg. It has architectural wonders such as Virginia’s first capitol building, the Governor’s Palace, Bruton Parish Church, a couple of museums and art galleries among many other historical gems which have been beautifully restored and preserved. The place also offers gastronomic delights in the form of the old-fashioned taverns to delight visitors with an authentic colonial food experience. The prestigious College of William and Mary which is the second oldest institution of higher education in the United States only after Harvard University is also based in Williamsburg.

This is the place to be if you want to learn about America’s roots in the most entertaining way possible. Besides colonial gems, Williamsburg tourism is filled with amusement parks and gardens such as the famous Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Go Ape Zip Line and Tree Top Adventure. It’s the perfect holiday destination for kids and adults alike.

Essential travel information and Williamsburg tips for your visit

  • The roads near Colonial Williamsburg are notoriously accident-prone. Please be careful while driving.
  • Finding parking during peak tourist season can be a bit of a task.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Williamsburg

  • Know the pollution level of Williamsburg before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Williamsburg for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Williamsburg.

    • Burglary and Theft 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 66.67 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Safety Index 84.8 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 83.55 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 27.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 91.67 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.29 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Williamsburg

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

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