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Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head #19539
04/22/2013 06:07 PM
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Have a two week road trip planned for this summer using left over RCI points, was able to book Wyndham Patriots place in Williamsburg and Waterside by Spinnaker in Hilton Head. Any info on the resorts and areas would be greatly appreciated!!

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Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: kim] #19540
04/23/2013 06:30 AM
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Regarding the area of Williamsburg -- best advice, be sure to have good walking shoes! There is a ton of history in that area. Colonial Williamsburg, all of the surrounding area about the revolutionary war and not far away you also have Jamestown. More to see than you will have time.


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Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: kim] #19541
04/23/2013 10:26 AM
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Eric's right. How long are you going to be in Williamsburg? I assume a week.

After all the traveling we've done, this is still one of my favorite places.

As soon as you let us know how long you will be there I will makes some specific suggestions for you.

Sue

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: swg] #19542
04/24/2013 05:50 AM
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My son and I will be driving down from CT, we have a full week (just depends when we get on the road). Then a full week in Hilton Head, my husband is flying in for that week.

The unit runs Sun-Sun, but I am thinking we will leave Sunday and get there late, and will check out early on Saturday. I havent been there in 35 years! I am thinking Busch Gardens on the Wednesdsy as my sis is driving up from FLA to CT and will pop in.

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: kim] #19543
04/24/2013 02:37 PM
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Hi Kim.

The first thing you need to do is visit this website:

http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com

It has a wealth of information. If you click on Plan Your Visit you will find a lot of useful information such as ticket types (you can walk anywhere outside without a ticket), but you will need one to enter almost everything else.

Events under that same tab gives a a day-by-day schedule of various activities and which ones are child friendly. The same things do not take place every day.

Even if you buy your tickets on-line or at the resort, you will need to go to the Visitors' Center to get your passes. There is a free shuttle from the Visitors' Center to various point around the perimeter of the historic area. It is usually very crowed, but worth it since you will be doing a lot of walking.

Since you haven't been there for a long time, you will find much more to do and a number of special extra cost ($7-$8) programs + your tickets. You will find much more variety than when you were there las.

If you can possibly attend an evening concert at the Governors Palace you should do so.

You can find the days and times of these for the regular events and the special events in the same place.

Don't miss the docent lead tour of the coffee house at the end of Duke of Gloucester Street. The name is not coming immediately to mind, but I think it is the Carlton Coffee House. It was the newest restoration when we were there, and we thought it was one of the best docent lead tours.

There are 2 Jamestown exhibits. One is Jamestown Settlement where there are re-enactments and a museum. The other is "Historic Jamestowne" which has a Park Ranger lead tour. You can do both easily in a day.

We had a delicious seafood dinner at Christiana Campbell's Tavern. We tried to go to the King's Arm Tavern, but it was closed the night we wanted to go.
There are quite a few restaurants in Market Square. I'm having a hard time remembering where we ate.

I did post a trip report which you might find helpful. It was written in October of 2010.

Make sure you allow for some down time as Williamsburg during the summer can be hot, very humid and miserable. That said, it is still an amazing place.

As for Busch Garden, we were not impressed, BUT we do not ride roller coasters. <G> Our son on the other had would have had a really good time.

If I can answer any questions for you, I would be happy to do so.

Sue

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: swg] #19544
04/24/2013 06:11 PM
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Wow. Awesome thanks. Will start researching!

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: kim] #19545
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You should also check out Pierce's BBQ in Williamsburg. Great and pretty inexpensive BBQ.


http://www.pierces.com

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: sxmBoston] #19546
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Saturday morning there is a very nice market downtown. French pastries to die for. Load up for the ride home. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: kim] #19547
05/01/2013 11:58 AM
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Interesting travel report on Williamsburg

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/...pisrc=nl_travel

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: kim] #19548
05/02/2013 12:21 PM
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Nobody has mentioned the Yorktown Revolutionary battleground site. Lots of great history there.


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Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: CaWino] #19549
05/15/2013 08:56 AM
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If you do get to Yorktown, treat yourself to one the finest seafood restaurants in America; Nick's Seafood Pavillion. It's marvelous.
If you get to Williamsburg, be sure to go to Christ Church in the middle of town. It's mind blowing to see plaques of the church's vestry in the colonial era showing Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry & others serving on the vestry at the same time.


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Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: BillH] #19550
05/15/2013 12:05 PM
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Do you mean Bruton Parish Church?

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: Snorkeller] #19551
06/22/2013 06:02 PM
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not a lot to do at hilton head tho beaches are very nice, and safe

Re: Colonial Williamsburg and Hilton Head [Re: sailn] #19552
08/04/2013 06:32 PM
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Wow, thanks everyone. We head down 8/19 so getting research done!!!


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