With warmer weather coming our way, it’s time to start planning a family-fun spring getaway. While brainstorming different destinations, keep Greater Williamsburg in mind. Check out this list of special events and activities going on this spring and summer.
Throughout the summer, there always seems to be something going on in the Greater Williamsburg area, from Jamestown Day at Jamestown Settlement (May 8) to Fourth of July celebrations and more!
Busch Gardens offers a series of special events throughout the spring and summer. Check out the fan-favorite Food and Wine Festival, which runs through May 23. Starting in June is the famous Summer Nights, where you and the family can enjoy the park after dark with fireworks, thrilling rides and more. Keep an eye out for Bier Fest, starting at the end of July, to enjoy delicious seasonal brews.
Spend some time exploring the great outdoors at some of the oldest and most beautiful gardens in America, located in the Greater Williamsburg region. Visit Sweethaven Lavender Farm in Williamsburg; the botanical landscapes at America’s second-oldest college, William & Mary; the Williamsburg Botanical Gardens; the famed and stunning Yorktown Onion; and more. One thing you can’t miss is the topiary of Colonial Williamsburg and its 32,000 seasonal plants, 30,000 blubs and 500 various plant species.
If you have golfers in the family, check out why Williamsburg is a great golf destination, offering more than 12 championship golf courses designed by some of the greatest and providing picturesque layouts with stunning views.
Go Ape Treetop Journey offers a more accessible version of an adventure course, including ropes obstacle courses and zip lines perfect for families of all ages.
Finding inspiration from the Netflix movie Yes Day, Fairmont Mayakoba unveiled a Yes Day-Inspired Vacation Experience for families. Families can experience a range of activities for a day of fun. Encourage your family to say yes to all the fun on offer.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Vintage clothing always makes a great conversation piece. The fabrics, textures, colors and patterns all have a unique story of where it came from and who wore it before you. Visit these vintage stores around South Street in Philadelphia to claim some one-of-a-kind pieces to make your wardrobe pop.
Gaylord Hotels invites guests to experience the Summer of More. The brand debuts its summer programming beginning May 21, running through Sept. 6 at Gaylord Texan in Texas, Gaylord Rockies in Colorado, Gaylord Palms in Florida, and Gaylord Opryland in Tennessee. Guests choose from a variety of special programming and events, including aquatic experiences, culinary offerings, spa treatments, live entertainment and more.
An Upgraded Points study, conducted in March 2021 across U.S. residents of various ages (18 and older) and genders, determined which Disney World rides were most popular. The survey participants were asked to name their favorite ride overall from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, as well as their favorite ride in each specific park.