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Williamsburg named top July travel destination by Expedia

Attractions at the European-themed park range from world-class coasters to scenic river cruises. (Courtesy Busch Gardens Williamsburg)
Attractions at Busch Gardens range from world-class coasters to scenic river cruises. (Courtesy Busch Gardens Williamsburg)

What do Anchorage, Laguna Beach, and Williamsburg have in common?

Answer: They have all been named top destinations to travel to in 2018 by Expedia, an international travel company.

Williamsburg has taken the top spot for the month of July 2018, beating out other destinations such as Corpus Christi, Texas, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and Kapolei, Hawaii.

Williamsburg’s various attractions such as Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Water Country USA and the Great Wolf Lodge make the historic area a prime location for a July vacation, according to Expedia travel writer Chloe Mulliner.

“Yes, we know Virginia can get toasty during the summer months, but that just means Williamsburg is all the better at keeping you cool,” Mulliner wrote in the Expedia article.

To top it off, Expedia suggests cooling down with a “stuffed” snow cone at Sno-to-Go, located at 2229 Richmond Rd.

Here is a full list of 2018’s top destinations from Expedia:

  • January: Anchorage, Alaska
  • February: Saranac Lake, New York
  • March: Macon, Georgia
  • April: Columbia, South Carolina
  • May: Laguna Beach, California
  • June: Lyons, Colorado
  • July: Williamsburg, Virginia
  • August: Long Beach, Washington
  • September: Cocoa Beach, Florida
  • October: Charlevoix, Michigan
  • November: Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • December: Natchitoches, Louisiana

According to Pacific Communications Specialist Jodie Booras, Expedia’s picks for top destinations are not sponsored.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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