Williamsburg Flex Vacation
Do whatever you want, as often as you want, for as long as you want.
Begin your day at the Colonial Williamsburg Regional Visitors Center. Stroll into the Historic Area and step back in time to a thriving 18th-century community. America’s largest living history museum offers an unparalleled view of daily colonial life at a time when Williamsburg was a powerful center of politics, commerce and culture. With your Flex Pass, explore more than 500 original and carefully reconstructed public buildings, private homes, taverns and shops, as well as the Governor’s Palace and the Capitol.Ninety acres of gardens and public greens add to the beauty of your surroundings. Stop and talk with costumed character interpreters and tradesmen demonstrating historic crafts.
For lunch, experience some of the sumptuous fares that are offered in authentic colonial taverns or wander around the Merchants Square area which offers gourmet dining as well as lighter fares in casual atmospheres and gourmet sandwiches in an outside setting. Continue your living history experience throughout the afternoon in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg.
Take a break from history and plan on enjoying the day at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. From castles to coasters, Busch Gardens Williamsburg takes the authenticity of Europe and turns it 180 degrees, upside down and right side up again. It’s six countries filled with awesome thrill rides, incredible shows, mouth-watering foods and amazing shopping for an unexpected combination you never imagined.
New in 2007, is Griffon, the first and tallest floorless dive coaster. Soaring to a height of 205 feet and plunging straight down at a 90 degree angle, this will be the most exciting roller coaster ride you will ever take!
Don’t forget to treat your tastes buds for lunch and dinner. Each of Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s six countries — England, France, Germany, Scotland, Italy and Ireland — boasts its own unique cuisine. From authentic German fare to a tantalizing menu at Trappers Smokehouse, there is something to satisfy everyones’ appetite.
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a European-themed park with 17th-century charm and 21st-century flair, bursting with adventure at every turn. It features thrilling rides and world-class roller coasters, spectacular shows, authentic cuisine, quaint shops and a magical children’s adventure area.
Slow down a little bit today, but discover that history is fun! Start the day at Jamestown Settlement where visitors are immersed in the world of America’s first permanent English colonists and the Powhatan Indians they encountered. Board a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607. Try on armor or play a game of quoits in a palisaded colonial fort. In a re-created Powhatan Indian village, take part in activities Pocahontas would have helped with as a child, like grinding corn and making cordage.
Take a leisurely lunch. Visit the cafe at Jamestown Settlement where you can find a good selection of sandwiches, salads, pizzas and other luncheon favorites. Save a few minutes after lunch to browse through Jamestown Settlement’s unique gift shop and find special gifts for the entire family.
For the afternoon, hop over to Historic Jamestowne. Start your experience at the Historic Jamestowne Visitor Information Station, where exhibits and walking tours with Park Rangers provide background on Jamestowne’s beginnings. Walk through the townsite to see the original church tower dating to the 1640s and the reconstructed foundations of some of the earliest buildings. At the Glasshouse, costumed glassblowers demonstrate one of the first industries attempted in English-speaking America. Driving tours explore the lush natural settings, and exhibits explain how the settlers harnessed that wilderness for their needs.
Get ready for a wave of adventure at Water Country USA. Splash back in time while experiencing the lates in super soakin’ thrills. The mid-Atlantic’s largest water play park features water rides, slides and entertainment — all set to a 1950s and ’60s surf theme. When it’s time to replinish the appetite, let one of the six tantalizing eateries with offerings that offer a variety of snacks sure to refresh hungry swimmers.
The story of the American Revolution unfolds at Yorktown Victory Center and you will gain a new appreciation and understanding of the nation’s beginnings. A stimulating “hands-on” history experience awaits youngsters in the Yorktown Victory Center’s “A Children’s Kaleidoscope” discovery room. In an adjacent resource room, adults can further explore topics and issues presented in the museum’s exhibits. A re-created 1780s farm provides a look at how many Americans lived in the early years of the new nation. Try on 18th-century-style clothing, join a military drill, or help water a vegetable and herb garden.
Take a break for lunch at one of the various cafes throughout the Historic Yorktown area or the new Riverwalk Landing that opened in May 2005.
The afternoon includes visiting Yorktown Battlefield where the British surrendered and America’s independence was won. Walking tours of the battlefield and the historic town are offered daily. A nine-mile self-guided driving tour winds through the cannons, fortifications and markers of the battlefield for a chronological tour of the siege. See original and reconstructed earthworks and siege lines built and defended by troops of both sides.
The Flex Vacation Pass allows you to go to any of the above attractions (seasonal dates of operation for Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country U.S.A.) when you want to go and where you want to go for as many times as you want during your stay. Your pass also gives you free parking at all of the attractions. Whether it’s back to the 17th and 18th centuries, or forward to the 21st, the Williamsburg Flex package offers all the vacation your family can enjoy!