With a setting that allows one to step back in time over 220 years and experience daily life during the 18th century, Colonial Williamsburg is one of the few places that affords families all the benefits of a learning vacation while allowing parents much-needed pamper time. Perfect for history buffs, the costumed re-enactments and attractions are appealing to kids as young as four years and up.
This summer, book into the posh Williamsburg Inn located centrally and within walking distance to this living museum. The perfect place to escape to while Dad marches the troops to explore the historic area, Mum can get away from it all while knowing the kids are getting a priceless lesson in American History.
Families looking also get a slice of real history at one of Colonial Willamsburg’s should reserve a table at one of the park’s many dining taverns, including the King’s Arms Tavern that dates back to 1772 and features servers dressed in 18th clothing and fine Southern fare.
In the evening hours, there are plenty of upscale dining options that won’t make one feel like as if they’re trapped in a historic amusement park. The nearby Merchant Square has a bevy of upscale dining options where you can enjoy dining al fresco and family watching.