Virginia's Historic Triangle - Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown - is full of living history. Did you know that Busch Gardens and Water Country USA waterpark are smack-dab in the middle of it all?
History begins with a ferry ride across the James River or a leisurely ride down the Colonial Parkway, a scenic plantation route connecting all the historic sites in the Triangle: Historic Jamestowne, the original site itself; Jamestown Settlement, featuring a re-created fort and Powhatan Indian village with plenty of living history characters; and Yorktown, where the last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought.
Colonial Williamsburg is the nation's largest living history museum. The entire colonial town stays in character 24 hours a day - shop keepers, townsfolk, children at play, farm families, marching militia, tavern folks - encouraging you to immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the 18th century and have plenty of fun doing it. No wonder this is Virginia's most popular historic destination!
Then, at some point in your getaway, head to Busch Gardens, voted "The World's Most Beautiful Theme Park!" The adrenaline junkie in you will enjoy the sights, the sounds, foods, entertainment and, of course, the RIDES in the various countries of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, and Italy!
If you enjoy waterparks, visit Water Country USA, where you plunge into outrageous fun at the mid-Atlantic's largest water play park. Featuring a '50s and '60s surf theme, Water Country USA offers families tons of summertime fun with more than 30 slides, water rides and super-soakin' thrills!
For an extra treat, stay at the Great Wolf Lodge. It has its very own waterpark for guests only!
There's so much to see and do, you might want to highlight some attractions this visit and return for another getaway in a few months!
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Last Updated: 1/11/2017