Top 15 cities in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s “2017 World’s Best Awards”

The votes are in, and we’re thrilled to announce Williamsburg was named one of the top 15 cities in the U.S. in Travel + Leisure’s “2017 World’s Best Awards” survey.

Greater Williamsburg Duke of Gloucester Street
Biking on the Virginia Capital Trail
Colonial Williamsburg Market
Jamestown Discovery Tours
Yorktown Battlefield
Greensprings Interpretive Trail
American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
Schooner Alliance

More than 300,000 Travel + Leisure readers weighed in on travel experiences around the globe to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines and more. Cities in the “Top 15 Cities in the United States” category were rated on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping and overall value. 

So what is it that makes Williamsburg, and the Greater Williamsburg area, an award-winning destination? Let’s take a look:

  • Culinary Hotspots: There's no shortage of delicious restaurants in Greater Williamsburg. Whether you’re looking for modern dining from renowned chefs, a chance to travel back in time at a colonial-era tavern or casual eateries like family-friendly bakeries, cafes and delis, you’ll find amazing options to indulge your inner foodie.  

  • Local Drinkeries: Greater Williamsburg is home to the Williamsburg Tasting Trail, local breweries, distilleries and wineries that offer a unique perspective into the Virginia beverage scene. Between fun events like Yoga and a Pint, handmade rum like it would’ve been made in 1720 or tastings with historic, honey-based mead, there’s something for everyone to cheers to.

  • Top Notch Thrills: Did you know we’re home to Busch Gardens Williamsburg? Ride a roller coaster, see a show and don’t forget to mark your calendars for Food & Wine Festival, Howl-O-Scream, Christmas Town or one of the park’s other fun events. Still looking for more? Stop by Go-Karts Plus for mini golf, kiddie coasters, bumper cars, arcade games and of course, go-karts!

But don’t take our word for it. Plan a trip and find out for yourself what makes Greater Williamsburg so, well, great!

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