Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Travels in the Historic Traingle

The Historic Triangle includes the cities of Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. These three destinations included a great deal of history. Williamsburg is a much larger city than either of the other two and makes a great place to set up your base. We chose the Fairfield Inn on Richmond Rd this year and the rate of $63 a night made staying here for 5 days very affordable. Our room was a studio.
Last year we stayed at the Williamsburg Lodge which is lovely and is located right in Colonial Williamsburg. Expect to pay quite dearly for that convenience. I stayed there on a media rate which was still more than $100 per night.

Honestly, you could spend 5 days just visiting Colonial Williamsburg so if you want to do everything in just a week, you need to allow at least a full day each for Yorktown and Jamestown. You will need a day to do Busch Gardens as well. Unfortunately, when we visited when Busch Gardens was closed so we didn't get to visit there.
Al getting friendly with the first president
Since we only visited Market Square and the Visitor Center in Colonial Williamsburg this year I wanted to spend more time on Jamestown and Yorktown. They each have two sites to visit, a state educational site and a National Park Service Site. Both are well worth a visit and require several hours. 
Monument at Historic Jamestowne
I will be doing more detailed articles later but I hope this is enough to at least whet your appetite for a visit to this area. Just driving the Colonial Parkway is an adventure and very scenic. It allows you the time to soak up all the history. 

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