How to Have an Unforgettable Father’s Day in Williamsburg
Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song.
- Pam Brown
Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 16, so we wanted to share some suggestions for treating the guy who teaches you all those important life lessons, from how to hold your breath underwater to how to be brave on your first roller coaster ride.
There’s something here for every type of dad, from the history lovers to the foodies to the thrill-seekers. It’s all here in Williamsburg, and at King’s Creek, you’ll have quick access to the best the area has to offer.
If Dad’s the type who likes to swing a club, Williamsburg has no shortage of outstanding destinations for casual players and experts alike. With over a dozen gorgeous courses designed by architects like Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Arnold Palmer and Nicklaus Design Associates, he’ll have plenty of options when deciding where to play. King’s Creek owners and guests especially love the award-winning Kiskiack Golf Club, which offers tee times and excellent rates to King’s Creek owners.
This area is so rich with history that it would be easy to dedicate weeks to it! In one corner of the Historic Triangle, you have Colonial Williamsburg, the Revolutionary City. Watch costumed historic interpreters demonstrate firsthand what life was like during wartime, or tour the art museums, homes of famous residents (even the haunted ones!) and spectacular gardens of the city.
Next up is Jamestown, a cultural landmark and virtual living exhibit—a must-see as America’s first permanent English colony. Dad will love exploring replicas of the first three ships that sailed from England to Virginia in 1607, and he’ll marvel at the recreations of military outpost James Fort and a Powhatan Indian village.
There’s no better place than Yorktown Victory Center for those who are fascinated by America’s Revolutionary period. Here, Dad can experience real-life exhibits of a Continental Army encampment and an original Revolution-era farm. This is one of the few places in the country you can visit that offers a living-history experience, coming as close as possible to life as it was hundreds of years ago!
What dad doesn’t love a good entrée? On Father’s Day weekend, send Dad on a tasty culinary adventure at the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival! Walk him through 43 specialty entrées and desserts from around the world, which he can pair with a menu of wines, craft beers, or unique and specialty cocktails. He’ll leave with a full belly and a full heart.
Are amusement parks one of your family traditions? If not, they should be! Busch Gardens lets Dad introduce the kids to the country’s fastest, coolest roller coasters, like the Loch Ness Monster, Verbolten, and Tempesto. After working up a sweat at Busch Gardens, the family can jet over to Water Country, USA and cool off on tons of awesome rides and slides, including Big Daddy Falls! Both parks are minutes away from King’s Creek, so feel free to devote a whole day to play.
So do you think we have Dad covered? For a very special Father’s Day, come to Williamsburg and experience a family vacation he will remember for years to come.