A vacation in Virginia allows you to combine fun with an hands-on education
about our country's birth and early history. Historical attractions and
fun parks make for a well-rounded destination.
The scenic Colonial Parkway connects 3 major attractions within a 30-minute drive:
Jamestown, (first permanent English colony), Yorktown (scene of the 1781 battle that ended the Revolutionary War) and Colonial Williamsburg, a restored 173 acre village with 88 original buildings, often called America's largest outdoor living history museum where pageants, parades, concerts and dramatic re-enactments illustrate life in the 1700's. At the Governor's Palace, costumed guides interact with guests and children play colonial games in the backyard of the Games Geddy house.
The waterfront village of York (pop 300) dates back to 1691 and is home to the 300 year old Grace Church and the Nelson House.
For the purely fun and frivolous part of the vacation, there is Busch Gardens with amusement rides including roller coasters, stage shows and shops within villages representing 17th century Europe. It was voted Most Beautiful Theme Park by the National Amusement Park Historical Association.
Fall is a beautiful time to visit the East Coast, and Virginia is a great destination for beauty, fun and history. For more information, call (800) 465-5546 or (800) 368-6511.