The Williamsburg Tourism Council announced “Life. At Your Pace,” a new marketing campaign to highlight different attractions in the Greater Williamsburg area.
“Greater Williamsburg, Virginia, which some say is America’s first outdoor vacation destination established in 1609, is easily accessible by car from many East Coast cities and is now back in business welcoming vacationers from near and far,” according to a news release. “Area attractions, lodging, dining, and other industry partners have started to reopen or begun to announce reopening plans and timelines along with some exciting improvements and updates.”
People coming to Williamsburg are expected to follow CDC and local health guidelines such as social distancing, wearing face masks and hand washing. The Williamsburg Tourism Council created a list of attractions open as of June 23. For a more updated list of things to do, click here.
- Merchants Square- Expanded outdoor seating and new dining spots on Duke of Gloucester Street from North Henry to Boundary Street. David Everett’s La Piazza, features handmade pasta and Wythe Candy & Gourmet Shop are new to the area.
- Colonial Williamsburg– Williamsburg Lodge and the Market House is open. Some historic sites reopened on June 14 however the art museums, Governor’s Palace and other spots are open at reduced capacity.
- JULY 4th:Fireworks are canceled this year but Colonial Williamsburg will still celebrate the day with Created Equal, a program with readings of the Declaration of Independence, a pig roast at Chowning’s Tavern Garden and festivities.
- Williamsburg Premium Outlets – Reopened and many stores are open from noon to 7 p.m.
- Go Ape Treetop Adventure and Journey -Reopened its Freedom Park in James City County on June 5.
- Colonial National Historical Park -Reopened the Colonial Parkway from Highway 199 to Jamestown Island for vehicles on June 10.
- Busch Gardens, Water Country USA and Great Wolf Lodge- To be announced.
- Yorktown Market Days – Reopened at Riverwalk Landing on June 13 and is every Saturday, except for July 4 and Oct 3, through the end of October.
- American Revolution Museum at Yorktown -Reopened June 24.
- “The Forgotten Soldier: African Americans in the Revolutionary War” will also =Exhibit is extended for two-weeks through July 8.
- JULY 4th: Liberty Celebration features artillery demonstrations, patriotic programming and other activities.
- Yorktown’s Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival – Rescheduled for Aug. 9 from noon to 6 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the day of the event.