10 Romantic Hotspots in Williamsburg

Here are perfect ways to get cozy with your sweetheart.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – If Cupid could create one-stop shopping for the romantic destination of his choice, is there any doubt Greater Williamsburg would be the model? With its range of options from stunning landscapes to cozy restaurants to inspiring attractions, Greater Williamsburg is ripe for romance. Here are 10 spots to experience with the one you love — or the one you're wooing.

1. Cozy Up in the Carriage

Old World charm and the romantic light of sunset are the ingredients for a trip through Colonial Williamsburg in a horse-drawn carriage. Cozy up, sit back, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Colonial Williamsburg during the Revolution. Reserve early. Tickets sell out quickly.

2. Raise a Toast

What better place to gaze into the eyes of your beloved than in the pastoral setting of the 300-acre Williamsburg Winery, where you can share tastings of their award-winning wines. 

3.  Get a Room

The area is home to plenty of lovely lodges. Check out The Williamsburg Inn, Kingsmill Resort or Wedmore Place at Wessex Hundred on the grounds of The Williamsburg Winery. All have romantic packages with varying features including rooms with fireplaces, breakfast, complimentary wine and chocolates, and dining options at their restaurants. 

4.  Stroll Along the Water

A bridge that seems to disappear into forever. A breeze off the river. The soft glow of lamps. These make a stroll along Yorktown's Riverwalk Landing a couple's dream. Nearby restaurant choices include fine dining at Riverwalk Restaurant and fresh seafood at The Yorktown Pub.

5.  Indulge Yourselves

Get into the mood at one of the area's decadent spas. Choose from Kingsmill Resort, the Spa at Colonial Williamsburg or the Williamsburg Salt Spa. Each pamper you in a variety of ways including facials, herbal wraps, massages, whirlpools, steam rooms, salt breathing therapy, and isolation tanks.

6.  Walk Over a Bridge to Tomorrow

What's romance without a good fairytale bridge? According to the legend, if you kiss your sweetheart on Crim Dell Bridge on William & Mary's campus, the two of you will marry someday. Whatever your intentions, it's a charming bridge in a dell and a perfect sanctuary for the two of you.

7.  Go Beachcombing

No matter the weather, the beach beckons. Even if you have to bundle up, there's something romantic about the sand — think Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr in From Here to Eternity — so head to Jamestown Beach Event Park for expansive views of the James River and the chance for an everlasting kiss.

8.  Find Some Art to Love

Appeal to the art lover in your lover and head to the Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum and the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, both under one roof in Colonial Williamsburg. Explore furniture, paintings, textiles, glass, and more to find the special piece that inspires you both.

9.  Swoon for a Sweet Treat

Nothing says romance like chocolate. Indulge your sweetie’s sweet tooth with the famous Death by Chocolate cake at The Trellis Bar & Grill or the flourless chocolate cake at the Carrot Tree restaurants in Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg. Share some handcrafted fudge at Great Wolf Lodge or Yankee Candle Village. Nothing’s sweeter than that.

10.  Savor an Intimate Meal

Man and woman do not live on love alone. Grab a back booth at Waypoint Seafood & Grill. Sidle up to the fireplace and the very French romance of Le Yaca. Indulge in the nationally revered food at Fat Canary, where with advance notice the staff will print a personal menu with a message.

For more romantic ideas in Greater Williamsburg, check out the most romantic restaurants, and plan your next visit now.

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