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Things to do in York River

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“ChristmasTown is decorated beautifully during the season and has fantastic shows for all to enjoy.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Fun for the entire family. Take the plunge as you cool off during your next summer stay”
  • 27 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“All the name brand outlet stores are located here and you can also visit Colonial Williamsburg, the Pottery, or Busch Gardens.”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“Experience the 18th century life with the whole family or significant other! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
“Wonderful place to visit. Free to walk around or pay to take tours. Shopping and fun food choices.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Continue your historical journey at Yorktown. Enjoy the free trolley and beach after you visit the Revolutionary War Museum and battlefield. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Lodging
“Because you can't visit Williamsburg without experiencing this unique historical site!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Food
“Located on a 320-acre farming site (known locally as Wessex Hundred), Williamsburg Winery is known for its award-winning Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar/Restaurant right in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. You can sit inside or out and enjoy beer on tap, local wine and lots of good food!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Store
“Where it all began, visit the most popular destination in the US is just over an hour away. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“A fun day out and great learning experience for all that travel here. A part of history that unfolds before your eyes!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The best of both worlds: Merchants Square with its cobble stone walkways for gift shopping (esp nice at Christmas) food & wine specialties, dining, music, street entertainment. And a walk across the street takes you back in time as you walk the dirt road toward the ice-skating rink with bonfires set up to stop and get warm and chat up with the passersby. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent British settlement in North America where John Smith lived and Pocahontas visited. It is the location of the 1607 James Fort and the later 17th century city of Jamestown. It is located on Jamestown Island, on the James River at Jamestown, Virginia and operated as a partnership between Preservation Virginia and the U.S. National Park Service. The site is a live archeological dig. Take a tour with an archaeologist or park ranger to hear about the latest discoveries. Visit the Archaearium, a museum that houses two million artifacts uncovered since the Jamestown Rediscovery Project began in 1994. Only 25 Minutes away!”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia was the official residence of the Royal Governors of the Colony of Virginia. Beautifully restored and a fantastic place to spend Independence Day! The actors were superb and did a great job educating the patrons. The gardens and maze were immaculate and truly felt like a step back in time. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“Grab a sandwich, a drink, some chips, maybe a beer, taste some wine, some extra cheese .... you will not be disappointed! ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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  • 3 locals recommend
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“Excellent French cuisine and atmosphere. Great for brunch and romantic dinner. Reservations recommended.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Food for thought is a great restaurant that lives up to their name. They have elegant dishes and fancy drinks. I recommend this place for a special date night. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Go for the crab cake sandwich, stay for the live music and conversation! This is a really great place right in Colonial Williamsburg.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Aromas is a great little place to sit in the morning and enjoy your cappuccino. They are dog friendly but must be leashed and outside on the patio. I like to go sit here on Saturday mornings with my little buddy Sprocket before going over the farmers market. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg and features fine french fair. They offer a very wide selection of wines and craft beers, but they also have a full bar. The staff and ambiance are noteworthy. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Seasonal American fare from chef David Everett, plus a leafy patio & garden-inspired atmosphere...”
  • 4 locals recommend

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